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wealdman - 14 Jan 2017 18:27
Colindale isn't an area we'd normally drink in, but ventured up there to visit the excellent RAF Museum. As a bonus, we decided to try out The New Chandos, since it's fairly near the tube station and features in the 2016 Good Beer Guide. A large well kept pub with two bars and three real ales - one being Chandos Charmer - the house beer. Since I assume the pub is a oasis in an area which suffers from a lack of decent places to drink, it was fairly busy for Tuesday lunchtime? And that was the problem - only one member of staff behind the bar who was trying to take food orders, serve drinks etc. When our turn finally came, to her credit, she did apologize for the wait. My wife remarked that it was stupid to have only one person behind the bar at lunchtime, and we were told there should be another, but she'd been left on her own. We had one drink and went elsewhere...
DaveE6 - 27 Apr 2016 09:59
Not brilliant but the closest to a proper pub in the vicinity. Serves GK inspired ales which were okay as opposed to good. Pubs are thin on the ground in the outer North West London suburbs and ones serving ale even rarer so I suppose I should wish them well. Can't see me being a regular though.
anonymous - 14 Nov 2015 23:25
I ventured out to Colindale for my final pub of the evening last Friday. This is the first pub I've tried in this area and I wasn't overly impressed. The pub is nice enough itself and has a community feel. But some of the locals were a bit too rowdy and the ale range was not the best - Caledonian Drop Kick & Golden XPA, alongside Chandos Charmer, presumably the house beer. Wasn't really worth the trip across London for.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Sep 2015 22:23
I had heard good things about this place so popped in. Ale was very well kept but only three taps with one turned. Leuchars IPA and Youngs bitter. The menu looked reasonable and well priced and will be trying the Sunday roast shortly as finding a local Sunday roast is becoming more difficult. The chef appeared behind the bar for a few moments and looked professionally dressed, usually a good sign. Lovely folk evening going on and a very pleasant atmosphere. I understand from local chat that the people here are new - I don't now how new but I certainly wish them well with this enterprise.
stemginger - 17 Aug 2014 13:00
New owners, new refit, new staff. Great. Absolutely superb food. Cooked by a proper chef from fresh ingredients, its hard to find a restaurant this good! Let alone where you can also get real ales, loads of space and snug corners, and a decked area for al fresco, and there are event nights, live music, a quiz, DJ's, even a bouncy castle for the kids whilst you enjoy a sunday roast.. Newest and best pub in N London. Really hope they do well, couldnt be better!!
lawrenceofarabia - 24 May 2014 09:43
Once again doing real ale cask beer: a rarity in N.W.9.
suggestion_tryAnewBEER - 19 Jun 2013 16:59
its open again after refurb
mont62y - 5 Apr 2013 16:32
It's now being refurbished. Hopefully it will open at the end of this month!
dedepaul - 5 Mar 2013 11:13
Does anyone have any substantiated knowledge of what the future holds for this pub as it is indeed the only real pub left not just in Colindale but in the whole N.W.9 postal-code area?
suggestion_tryAnewBEER - 4 May 2012 15:05
Now closed and boarded up
ericstadd - 8 Apr 2012 19:08
Only proper pub in the area...
bolton71 - 2 May 2010 10:30
I found the barman in here to be friendly and the other punters were an excitable lot making it the sort of place I would avoid taking my granny to. There are a couple of pool tables in there own section of the pub and I spotted three plasma screens up on the wall so that you could see at least one of them from any part of the pub. There is also a dartboard on a raised area just to the left of the bar as you walk in.

One ale pump was unused and the other was serving up Adnams which was passable. There was also a selection of usual suspects available on draught.

This is the sort of place I would pop into for the football if I lived locally, but as I don�t I doubt I�ll ever return.
Strongers - 16 Mar 2009 16:16
Visited this pub whilst using the British Library at Colindale. It is OK, the occasional foul mouthed local does little for the atmosphere.

Nothing special on the beer front.

ericstadd - 13 Mar 2009 22:05
open to locals barred elsewhere, seedy, best viewed from top deck of passing bus...
LOCALBEERMONSTER - 31 Dec 2008 13:18
Just been down for the Monday jam night ... very relaxed,informal evening of music... well attended and enthusiastically appreciated... blues,rock and soul generally.Don't know what it's like the rest of the week but the music was good and the staff friendly as was the general atmosphere.
pubbob - 11 Nov 2008 03:55
Only popped in about 6 times whilst training at the nearby centre, Decent priced beers, ok food couple of pool tables which is all good..
Would viist again if in the area.
Jackrum - 2 May 2008 07:17
hi all it was a great nite with chris group
tony2 - 25 Oct 2007 12:57
gay bar
anonymous - 4 Apr 2007 11:34
what a dump. the bup to be if ur over 90. and a tiny bit rough.
RODGE - 13 Jan 2007 23:52
Great real pub. A bit rough and ready but that only adds to its character. Friendly, helpful barstaff, excellent Sunday roast. Got a couple of pool tables and a few plasma TVs for the football too. Easily the best in the area!
LagerLout - 7 Dec 2006 06:57
What a dump.

What a dump.

I appreciate that I have made the same comment twice, but, I feel, due to the ambience of the place, its worth mentioning twice.

MAD_MAX - 17 Jul 2006 20:45
i think the chandos is the best in colindale.its a good place to go and have a laugh with your mates.sean(barman)is great!
laura and lisa (terrible twins) - 8 Nov 2004 14:56
The sweet, sweet Chanderosa. Cheapest pint in North London by a long shot. A proper pub, not a gastro-pub or an irish theme pub. One of a dying breed.
anonymous - 7 Oct 2004 10:23

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