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Now Gertie Brown's, not Winter's, and the phone number above is out of date so it is a pity that BITE didn't update their listings. This is an 0871 service so costs more to ring. Thanks.
DunL - 2 Feb 2011 22:34
I couldnít believe what I was seeing when I walked up to the bar in this Irish shop conversion pub and spotted Greene King IPA and Tribute available. I had reservations about ordering any real ale, but my fears were unfounded as the Tribute was very good. No need to worry though as all the other traits for this kind of venue were there from the selection of standard draught to the many plasma screens showing the horse racing that was being studied by old men with red noses.

I found the barmaid that served me to be very nice and the other patrons were friendly enough once I had got settled. The carpet is a little bright, but the bar is laid out very well making it a very comfortable place to drink in.

I will pop back in here next time Iím passing.
Strongers - 22 Apr 2009 07:15
Got dragged back in there the other Saturday. Atmosphere still not good, but did have some nice bitter on tap. There was a karioke going on and you'd have to go a long way to hear worse singers, but everyone was having a laugh so I suppose it doesn't matter.
But where have all the eligible blokes gone? There used to be loads in there.
Bitterlady - 18 Nov 2008 15:22
Went back in there this week and what the hell has happened? Dead, no atmosphere. The bitter was rank. Just a handful of die hard drinkers all looking bored.
On a more amusing note watching the barmaid finish reading her paper before she served us in the most sullen manner imaginable was truly a unique delight, NOT!
Will be sticking to the Dignity and the Catcher from now on.
Bitterlady - 17 Jul 2008 00:55
Went in there once on a friday night. Was very lively, lots of people enjoying themsleves. Only downside was there was a little bloke with a big nose, thought he was a good dancer, who kept pestering.
Other than that it was good. Lots of blokes, real men not boys. So a lot better for girls than your standard wine bar!!!
Bitterlady - 14 Sep 2007 14:47
Service is appalling. Licensee has to win an award for being the most miserable, unfriendly land lady in UK. She has a particular problem serving women. To compensate, the customers are friendly and the pub stays open until late.
baconbutty - 18 Jun 2007 22:18
I used to do my under age drinking here, with a bloke called 'Winters,' back in the early 90's when it was 'Olivers'. Any ideas if this name change was a family buy out from Liam's old man???
anonymous - 3 Apr 2007 17:54
From the outside it looks like one of those terrible shop-conversion jobs, but go inside and you will be pleasantly surprised. A couple of real ales (including London Pride every time I've been in) on tap, friendly customers, and a fantastic juke box. And it's open until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights! Not bad for Finchley Central - and none of the bouncers, dress codes, loud music and chavvy teenagers that you get in the other late night places down the road. Not worth going miles out of your way for, but well worth looking in if you're in the area, particularly after 11pm at the weekend!
Crow_Valley - 4 Jun 2006 22:47
Went to the Thursday night quiz there. What a god-awful pub - barman seemingly more interested in his phone than in serving us and he insisted on leaving the front door open as he said it got too smoky in the back if it was closed. The fact that everyone in the front had their coats on and one person had someone else's coat over their knees might have given him a hint that this wasn't a universally popular policy. Pub needs to shell out on some ventilation or ban smoking!
Frances - 4 Jun 2006 13:57
What a plesure to find a proper pub, staff are happy to serve, beer is kept in good condition, great place to visit
Bewitched - 25 Apr 2006 11:49
good pub, good pint, good tmosphere. hasnt been called clancys or olivers in a long time though.
antmcguire - 7 Feb 2005 16:09

Problem is its full of local villains, I wouldn't take a woman there.
mallowe - 30 Dec 2004 13:18
great pub, gave many a happy night there !!!!!!
Tom Shahahan - 7 Sep 2004 15:32
note to BITE team, went past, was no called winters, but otherwise, exactly the same
anonymous - 27 May 2004 12:25
although being a traditionalist, i actually really like this irish high street shop-conversion, and would use it as my local . it looks and feels more like a 'real' pub than a lot of actual real pubs, they've done a good job. even does ale, which is unusual for an Irish shop-conversion. would recommend it .
dan - 31 Mar 2004 12:35

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