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Address: 47 Chester Road, London, N19 5DF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27027) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Archway (0.4 miles), Tuffnell Park (0.6 miles), Gospel Oak (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Upper Holloway (0.6 miles), Gospel Oak (0.7 miles), Kentish Town (1 mile)

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Most of the comments below relate to the great period when the people who now run the Southampton arms on highgate road were the landlords at this pub. Since they left the food is ordinary where it was exciting and the beer awful where it was amazing. The staff are generally clueless and have no idea what they are trying to shove into a pint glass unless it is fizzy lager. What a loss. And the jukebox has gone.
sidneyh - 3 Mar 2011 23:20
Doesn't open until 1700 Mon - Fri
cheshirecat - 8 Jul 2010 21:26
Gastropubs are ten-a-penny in these parts but this one, located a bit off the beaten track in the borders of Highgate and Dartmouth Park, struck me as a relatively nice, down-to-earth one. Popped in for a quick drink with the wife on a Saturday afternoon and found it very quiet and relaxing. The bar area is a spacious and well-lit, and there's a really nice garden of the "hidden garden" type out the back, where we sat. Five handpumps dispensed three real ales and two ciders (described on the board out the front as "real ale ciders"!) between them. Good emphasis on local ales, with Sambrook's Wandle and Brodie's Wit among the three real ales (TT Landlord the third). I didn't sample, but would definitely return here to see how the ale is served.
grecian - 30 Aug 2009 08:58
Didn't try the food, just the beer. A great pint of TT Landlord (pipes had just been cleaned) Nethergate Umbel was just going on. I was the only customer and had chat with a nice fella who was either the landlord or head barman.

They were busy preparing for a group of 70 coming in for a quiz night.

The Star is more geared up for food but the ale is theret . Now I won't knock all gastropubs as they do have their place but the Star seems a great spot to try a couple of beers and gather round one of the many large wooden tables on the stripped wood floor in the old wooden chairs. Yes its got that usual look yet it is not too polished or doesn't feel pretentious.

Good background music, soul , The Specials, Devandra Banhart ...niicce.
I'll certainly go back to the Star again
rob372 - 10 Jun 2009 10:52
I agree with AliceM's summary. The Star has the potential to be a great pub, but the staff let it down. The overly-gastro menu wasn't totally to my taste, however it would have been nice had the staff informed us when we ordered and took our money that they weren't actually serving food from the main menu, only the Sunday BBQ. We found this out via chance, overhearing another conversation 15 mins later. We were then told the BBQ had run out, only to see 30 mins later more food come out. If the owners/managers can sort out the shambolic service we might return.
Jim_The_Beer_Man - 31 May 2009 22:21

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