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Three Wishes, Winchmore Hill

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A very dull affair.

It really is difficult to describe it as anything else. I like quiet pubs, I like locals’ pubs, both of which this is; but there was a resounding and inescapable dullness about the place.

The service for the first drink was quick and polite, as approaching the bar it was obvious we were there for one reason only. But it does sadden me that an empty glass or an empty bottle sat on the bar doesn’t indicate the same thing. It saddens me even more that the idea of keeping tabs on the bar instead of the next level of Candy Crush is all but dead.

The pub isn’t particularly bad, I just can’t fathom why anyone would drink here more than once.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 12 Sep 2013 15:51
Popped in for a pint on Wednesday and had a lovely pint of black stuff whilst watching footie, nice warm and comfy.
guinnesshead - 6 Dec 2012 22:22
As mentioned below, only two of the five hand pumps are being used and they are still dispensing London Pride and Courage Best. There is also a selection of standard draught available from the barmaid who did well to crack a smile as it was empty during my visit apart from a couple of old timers sitting near the front window. The pub has Sky and Setanta which is shown on some plasma screens stretching the length of this long thin pub and there is a small storage type area out the back for smoking.

This place is ok for a very quiet pint, but I did get a little irritated with the sound being on for the football and the horse racing as my brain started to ache.

I wouldn�t go out of my way to drink here again, but I would maybe pop in if passing.
Strongers - 27 May 2009 12:47
Now renamed as �The Three Wishes�. Saw this place described in local Enfield listings as a traditional pub with an older crowd, which just about sums it up.
It was a poor �spoons before and this is definitely a better incarnation.
Whereas the On Broadway a couple of doors away is set up for the younger demographic the Three Wishes is aligned to their parents and grand parents.
More traditional type d�cor and surprised to read below that the carpet was new for the refurb as I would have thought Axminster would have lost the pattern for this one a long time ago.
I am assured by friends of mine who have visited on a few occasions that it is now run by a landlord and landlady who care about their clientele. And I can say that when I visited on Saturday night for the first time, the service and friendliness of the bar staff (which included the landlady I believe) was very good. The ale choice of Courage Best and London Pride wasn�t the most inspiring but both were kept well. There�s usually some form of musical entertainment on a Saturday night and I�m reliably informed that the Elvis Impersonator evening is a good one to go to, if you�re into that sort of thing..

Gann - 16 Feb 2009 11:56
Now Reopened went in for a quick pint last night. Its not to bad still looks & smells very clean new carpet paint etc. At least its not full of chaves & kids like the bar on the corner. Seems nice & friendly with polite staff & customers.
Alesonly - 15 Sep 2007 09:04
Currently closed for refurbishment...VERY excited to see what it will be like....
vic_of_india - 3 Apr 2007 17:09
ok for a quiet drink - but i do mean quiet, more often it's somnolent, with an elderly clientele. very good value prices though
mozzzzzz - 11 Oct 2006 15:06
AWFUL!!! a blight on the n21 pub landscape!
The only few times I have been in here with my friends (all of us girls) we have felt really intimidated by the wandering eyes of the dirty old men. You would think the punters had never seen women before, and its like that every time. On top of that it is ridiculously smokey, food is awful and no atmosphere. The only good thing is the cheap prices, but in this case u really do get what u pay for!
anonymous - 2 Oct 2006 13:43

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