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Ye Olde Monken Holt, Barnet - pub details

Ye Olde Monken Holt
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Address: 193 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1408) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station High Barnet (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations New Barnet (1.4 miles), Hadley Wood (1.4 miles), Oakleigh Park (2 miles)

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Still a pretty lacklustre choice of ales - Abbot, Landlord and tribute .The Tribute was okay and drinkable. There was an Irish Trio playing diddly music.
Snarling_Mallard - 16 Dec 2019 13:44
This pub is now simply known as the Monk. The front bar is a little dark and features some high tables. It was decked out for Halloween, apart from one table that was ready for Christmas! The barman seemed a jovial kind of fellow. The ale range could have been better - Greene King Abbot & IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Skinners Betty Stogs. There is a brighter conservatory area at the rear, which appears to be used by diners. Beyond that was an outdoor area. Around 10-12 people were in.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Oct 2015 19:14
It's now over 6 months since the refurb, and not much has changed - except the customers - there don't seem to be many of them left. Despite the fact that there was a decent band on when I visited (on a Saturday night), there were only about a dozen people in. The place used to be rammed on a Saturday night. I wonder how long it can survive if this is typical. Cynics might even suspect that they want to run it down so it can be sold for development.
GaryB007 - 6 Jul 2014 21:25
Henry, I congratulate you. You're the first person to bar me from anywhere. Well, apart from the Wimpy in Hemel Hempstead in 1992. I've been going into the Monk for 17 years, playing, singing and drinking and never have I had the slightest problem with anyone. You forgo my custom on the say-so of one barmaid who smoked my cigarettes, let me buy her drinks and then said she was upset. If she didn't understand a quote from Shirley Valentine then I'd suggest it's her problem not mine,
aranwood - 22 Mar 2014 22:08
Well, in I think all that needs to be said has been said. A number of mistakes, possibly a knee jerk reaction to the newly refurbished Black Horse Tavern and the solid Ye Olde Mitre Inn. Someone from the brewery needs to see these comments before it's too late and another much loved Barnet pub is boarded up, knocked down and turned into flats.

I few comments about the music here. The Sunday night jam night has moved to the Misty Moon - if ever a pub needed a hand the Monk has passed it nicely over to a one time den of youngsters that is now on the up. As the Monk declines perhaps the Moon will rise. I'd just like to add that if the regulars at the Monk wanted Jazz (an acquired taste and not for all), then the open mic night that regularly filled the pub on a Sunday, would have had a heavy jazz bias.

Then there's the live music on a Saturday. Usually really high quality and this Saturday saw the return of the brilliant Paparazzi. But please, why didn't the powers that be do something about sound proofing the pub rather than the insipid refurbishment that many haven't even noticed.

Take this as warning... the Monk needs help ASAP.
Crawler1966 - 3 Feb 2014 08:43

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