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Address: 866 High Road, London, N12 9RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8015) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Woodside Park (0.4 miles), Totteridge and Whetstone (0.9 miles), West Finchley (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations New Southgate (1.5 miles), Oakleigh Park (1.5 miles), New Barnet (2.3 miles)

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Toolans has generally got a nice, homely vibe with a decent selection of brews at a great rate with a few local ale offerings thrown in the modestly sized mix. There's a sick poker tournament and quiz once a week. Some serious old-school players but are welcoming to relative newbies like me. True it still gets packed with the local youts on fridays and saturdays but they behave cause theres always elders about and generally everyone just ends up dancing, singing and drinking just like a nice atmosphere you'd expect at a wedding or any other small, family minded pub i guess, ha. If you're a a nice, relaxed person come and enjoy if you want more hype and energy go to a nightclub in Liverpool or something.
Boggers - 9 Mar 2016 18:05
Went here on a Thursday night with my friends for the quiz and was an amazing atmosphere with really nice, friendly staff - the jackpot was �500, which unfortunately we didn't win, but will definately be back next week to try again!
Carly24 - 29 Oct 2011 18:33
As the below reviews indicate, this is a superior north London shopfront boozer. The name indicates it's an Irish bar although I didn't get a particularly strong sense of Irishness - instead this seemed like a pretty welcoming and friendly local pub. We were there for the enjoyable Thursday night quiz, which kicks off at about 9ish, and was well attended with an entertaining host. The interior of the pub is modern but with some interesting nick-nacks - we spotted a zither and an old Singer sewing machine! Like most pubs of this kind, there was no real ale (I spied some bottles of light ale in the fridge), but apart from that this was a decent enough place - I'd return for the quiz in future.
grecian - 26 Jun 2009 10:40
As shop-conversion pubs go this is a good one and like many it is a lot bigger inside than the fa�ade would suggest. It is well decked out with a nice sized bar with the usual selection of draught available that you will find in most Irish pubs. I counted three plasma screens and spotted various signs dotted about the pub advertising Sky Sports and Setanta. There are two or three tables under an awning on the high street outside and there is also a small decked L-shaped area at the rear that backs onto the alley. It is covered for those rainy days and it also has a couple of heaters for the colder months. There is a sign by the entrance stating that there is no admission or readmission after 11pm and there are also blackout blinds on the windows suggesting that this can be a very late bar. I was wondering the usefulness of the Victorian screen with some scantily clad woman painted on it that was placed in the middle of the pub, anything goes I suppose. Along with the jukebox and some pictures there are also some frames with the words to the old Irish songs like Danny Boy etc. which I thought was a good touch.

I found the barmaid to be extremely friendly and the locals, although engrossed in the racing, seemed like a nice enough bunch. To top off my visit I found the toilets to be modern and clean.

I will definitely visit here again and I may pop in on Thursday for the weekly quiz.
Strongers - 22 Apr 2009 10:53
Yeah, a gr8 little boozer with a gr8 friendly atmousphere
Bailiff - 4 Apr 2009 02:08

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