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After a short spell as Hoot n' Annies this bar is now up for renewal of lease 90000 per annum is the asking price .
mr.toes.5_ - 26 Jul 2014 03:43
They must have had a re think with the prices since the last review, coz 4 quid for an un known lager(after i had asked what bitters they do) is not cheap.The lager was piss as well.
Wont be rushing back.
tottenhamsean - 18 Oct 2013 14:31
i went to this bar and it is very trendy,( not like the picture above ) also prices are resonable cheaper than other bars in kentish town and the entertainment was very good and the party venue downstairs is top, needs to be seen, i also went there for new years eve wow it was wonderful night and well managed
meonly - 13 Jan 2011 17:14
Was this called `Porter House` before the change ??
FredCarno - 23 Dec 2010 17:11
This bar's previous incarnation, Auntie Annie's, was neither brilliant nor the best pub in Kentish Town (FFS!) but was a total dump - and it was the worst eyesore on Kentish Town Road too (no mean feat that). The makeover was long overdue and even though it now won't be to everyone's taste (including mine) it's certainly an improvement. I like the description below of it being like Liberace's head while he's having a nightmare (LOL!) which does give you an idea of what it's like. It's trying to look classy but it's really just kitcsch - it's worth a visit just to have a laugh at it. I've only even been in there to watch football, and it's fine for that - can't think of any other reason to go there.
puppyfeat - 4 Nov 2010 13:55
this place was a brilliant Irish bar until the its something akin to being inside Liberaces head whilst he's having a nightmare..not good
mancincamden - 13 Apr 2010 11:42
I'd have to agree with Steve - the interior of this place is shocking.
There were 3 young bar staff working there when I last visited and they seemed miffed every time we ordered a round of draught pints - instead of their (overpriced) cocktails.
Was a mixed group of about 8 of us - everyone seemed to get the same attitude whether you were getting a wine, G&T or pint.
Eventually they seemed to tire of us and put on a CD of high-energy techno, and turned it up so that no-one in the pub could talk without shouting.
This made our group leave - and similarly 2 other groups of mixed/middle aged people who'd been having a pint and a chat. Evidently they preferred their own company to our cash.
It's such a shame, because in it's previous incarnation as Auntie Annie's this was, without doubt, the best pub in Kentish Town.
hufty - 27 Jul 2009 16:01
Good job this place doesn't do food anymore because the way it's decorated inside you would probably couldn't hold it down. Uninspiring selection of lagers, no ales, all the atmosphere and personality of a door.
Devioussteve - 1 Jul 2009 15:36
Exquisite beef stroganoff - £5.95 very enjoyable at lunchtime today! Worth taking a look at the "A" board outside for lunchtime specials.

lad_newton - 26 Feb 2009 13:43
Visited again a couple of times last month, pasta good value for money, fairly imaginative food menu on at lunchtimes, but a dearer evening one. Liked how fish and chips were presented on a neighbouring table, the fish being served on a terracotta rectangular dish whilst chips arrived in a conical paper container held in a cup-holder rather like those seen on high-street coffee shops. Chef appears to have an enthusiasm for salt. A good wine list is available at all times, but sadly the failure to introduce real ale on the pub's refurbishment was a missed opportunity.

Soft background music (mainly pop) plays during daytime hours whilst live piano-based music staged on some evenings - check the website or call the pub directly for further information.

Current offers for an evening out include a Valentine's Day package for £50 per couple including a glass of champagne and a 3-course meal.

lad_newton - 1 Feb 2009 15:06
Excellent food. Visited today and enjoyed the salmon at lunchtime. Will eat here again. Good VFM at £8 a go.
lad_newton - 21 Nov 2008 19:08
This is a lounge bar complete with big white piano and chandelier.

It’s more expensive than its peers and only a limited amount of lager is available along with John Smiths, Guinness and Bulmers.

I never discovered this ‘cool cocktail bar downstairs’, maybe I’m not glam enough for it!

There’s not a lot wrong with this place if you like this sort of thing, but I think that I’ll leave it to the sauvignon brigade in future.
Strongers - 20 Nov 2008 07:55
Luuuurve this place !!! Very glam upstairs bar with chandeliers, piano and marble bar but the real secret (oops!) is the cool cocktail bar downstairs. Service is very good and it's great to have somewhere glam to go in my neighbourhood !
Loretta_Lush - 31 Aug 2008 14:14

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