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Address: 98 Fortis Green, London, N2 9EY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21856) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station East Finchley (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Alexandra Palace (1.8 miles), New Southgate (1.9 miles), Bowes Park (2 miles)

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user reviews of the Alexandra, East Finchley

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Well this is a weird one. I've always loved this pub, but went in for the first time in a while recently and it's turned into a teenage boy's bedroom.

Beer still good, jukebox still intact, but all of the rock and pop memorabilia had been replaced by framed photos of women in their underwear - seriously.

It's like walking through a copy of FHM and I'm not 100% sure why the landlord thinks it will attract customers.

I did notice the place was less crowded than it used to be and that actual real life women were pretty thin on the ground.

I don't mean to sound like an arse, but it's a pub, not a bachelor pad. Taking down a few of the photos would probably be sensible...
lookmother - 6 Jul 2011 12:29
My favourite pub. Good music, good beer (wouldn't object to seeing a Czech lager on tap though ;-) ), good staff, none of the screaming kids one finds so frequently in other north London pubs...and the games are a bonus.
CannyRogue - 7 May 2011 15:07
Updated Review.

As this is the nearest Pub to my house I often pop in here on the way back home after work or Shopping. Its a nice relaxed Pub thats not been wreaked modernised or taken over by the foodie brigade theres lots of old sixty's memorabilia on the walls & theres also a Dart Board that gets well used. Also theres Table Football yes the very Old type where the players are on metal rods excellent. Now theres also a old school Pinball machine as well as a good Jukebox with loads of good 60s Rock. I often have a Pint of St Austell Tribute or Abbot or sometimes one of the other Ales that are on tap. Staff are always very welcoming friendly as are the other Customers. Its well worth a visit if you like drinking in a real Pub rather than a Licenced Restaurant like most Pubs are sadly around Muswell Hill are these days I will certainly be back in here again when passing.
Alesonly - 16 Jan 2011 09:32
Abbot, Youngs and Tribute were available on the ale front. Tried the Tribute which was served up by a barmaid there for her looks as opposed to her bar skills. Was just about a drinkable (if short measure) pint. It 's a one roomed roadside pub with an old style feel and tables outside primarily for smokers. Probably the best pub for miles though that isn't saying a lot.
anonymous - 3 Jun 2010 20:34
This pub is, by some margin, the best in East Finchley/Fortis Green/Muswell Hill. Theo, the landlord, is a genuine lovely bloke and always provides a warm welcome.

It does not take it self seriously and that is so refreshing in an age of gastro (spit) and corporate identikit pubs. The Alexandra has character, charm, a kick ass jukebox (only nineties and earlier), good booze and Monster Munch.

A very mixed crowd, often there are 18 year olds on tables next ot sixty year olds, and the atmosphere is great. There is a dartboard, which in other pubs would be foresaken to squeeze in some extra tables. There is a good collection of board games too, and a life size cardboard stormtrooper. The walls are adorned with loads of music memorabilia, check out the Elvis vs Ali picture!

Theo is shortly getting some food in so you'll never have to leave. Pies, hot dogs and toasted sandwiches, not pretentious and no doubt reasonably priced.

In an ocean of middle class mediocirity, this is an oasis of honest fun and good beer. (Tribute my pick at the time of writing)

Thank you so much Alexandra, if it wasn't for you there would not be a decent pub for miles.

drchoc - 10 Mar 2010 13:54

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