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Had a reasonable pint of a Kentish Town brew but it looks and feels more like a café than a bar/pub. Also didn't notice the table I sat at was reserved -though from 2pm and that was 20 minutes away. Didn't stop the a/h who reserved it having a whinge though. Only came in here because the Old Dairy was manic and the bar under staffed there. Staff were okay and friendly enough.
Snarling_Mallard - 11 Feb 2018 12:58
Now the Brave Sir Robin and a good selection of beers on cask and keg plus friendly service. a Siren session ale on cask was great as was a Frambuzi from Tiny Rebel. Downsides - a DJ playing faceless rubbish which nobody in the pub was clearly in the mood for and a frankly diabolical wiener schnitzel literally swimming in grease. OK but competition in the area is tough and work needs to be done.
BoehmBawerk - 11 Feb 2018 12:12
Nice pub but very expensive, £4.35 for a pint of Hoegaarden, £13 for a rib-eye steak and then 10% service on top of that.
It might be priced like that to keep the locals from the nearby council estate out but it will also keep us out too, and it's smoking all throughout as well (roll on the1st of July :-) )
elsiepop - 27 Jan 2007 20:48
Re: the post below.

My review is a comparison to when the pub was supposedly 'gay'. I mention that it was 'run' by some queen who couldn't give a shit, and was content to avoid any conversation with the paying guests by playing some dusty old VHS from Madonna getting her tits out in 1984.

I also mention that I have been in here since it's changed hands, and was impressed with the results. And yes, the guy doing the bar was a massive improvement on the previous manager.
anonymous - 2 Jan 2007 10:52
firstly has the last reviwer even been there lately, what the hell are they on about.
i have never been in there before it was the noble, but i have been there before that review and i can tell you there is no madonna pictures and the staff are all very very friendly.
there is no dj booths and no chavs to go with it.
what it is is a really nice gastro pub i now eat there quite regularly and am always more that pleased with the food and service that comes with it.
the wine list is great as well
over all it is a great place to go for a few drinks and a great feed with a great atmosphere,

perheps reviewers should actually go to the pub that they review!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anonymous - 18 Dec 2006 11:42
This pub(?) has got to be an improvement from when it was 'gay'. There were hardly any punters and the manager was the most non-committed and unfriendly person I've ever met behind a bar. It's a shame he couldn't see beyond his framed pictures of Madonna to realise the potential the place had. Been in here once since, and the place has been decked out, looks more like a trendy hangout for wanna-be cool dudes living near croo-chand with DJ aspirations...
anonymous - 23 Nov 2006 17:02
Now changed its name (again) to the Noble, and trading as a gastro pub. I haven't actually been in yet so I can't really comment beyond that.
shindigger - 9 Nov 2006 12:47
Is this place still gay? Just curious ... used it a few times when it opened trying to show solidarity with my fellow Gays but gave up as it was unfriendly, dull and not worth the wander up the road. Staff were offhand unless they knew you, not a good move when you are starting out, no attempts at promotions such as quiz nights, karaoke or entertainment. A real shame as it could have been like the William in Hampstead, a gay pub with straight regulars as well.
anonymous - 5 Nov 2006 16:28
Food is appalling, ordered nachos with topping for £5 - got a plate of fecking Doritos, Tesco's value peeled plun tomato and some cottage cheese!
Fredwood - 7 Jul 2006 17:59
Do you think it might have something to do with the unwelcoming blinds on all the windows. Seems more like a fortress than a bar. Gives the air of a members bar.
anonymous - 11 Feb 2005 14:13
Having used the flag from day one
it has become our local just ashame more people do show it the support it deserves decent price drinks and good music what more can you ask
gary - 13 Jul 2004 16:24
Compared to Catch 22 in Turnpike Lane, the Flag is much better looking, has better drinks promotions, etc. but suffers from it's location. It could be the William in Hampsted, but it is relatively quiet and could do with some entertainment & dare I say, theme nights to draw in the crowds. I would personally hate to see it close, but i fear it can't be doing v well. Support your local gay pub!
David - 16 Apr 2004 17:25
This is a traditional local gay boozer with occasional entertainment and drinks promotions. Nice, friendly feel to the place.
Steve March - 10 Oct 2003 14:10

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