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The Duke's Head, Highgate

Just popped in as it looked like it had been refurbished - and it has! Today, it still smells of paint. New manager (she's ex-prince of wales) explained what's going on. Good range of beers and more to be added. Some local brews and lots of specialised. Both kegs and casks. Beers, stouts and lagers (and a couple of ciders). Very clean and modern inside - but sympathetic. I'll go back in a few weeks to see if and how the 'new' has worn off.

16 Jun 2013 21:41

The Postgate Inn, Egton Bridge

Stopped by - by accident - over the August Bank holiday. I can see why it is in The Times Top 10 country inns with food. Good atmosphere, friendly bar staff and the beer was good too!

2 Sep 2011 14:36

The Bull, Highgate

Went there on Tuesday.. quiet, but that was OK. Their own local brew - brewed in house - due to be on tap from Sept 6. Currently using Redemption Brewery in Tottenham - nice pint too. Good range of draught and bottled - though check the prices as some are a high (Torpedo @ 6/pt). Love the building and really hope it works for them. Pulled Pork as a main was v. tasty. Their biggest challenge is over the road...

2 Sep 2011 14:25

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

Was in this pub last night after visiting the Newman Arms.. two pubs a world apart... what a difference. It was just like being in a student union bar! So loud for such a big place without that many people. Barman was cheerful and the beer cheap (and also average). Won't be in a hurry to go back.

14 Jul 2011 09:50

The Newman Arms, Fitzrovia

was in the Newman last night... as busy as ever. The Seafarer Ale was on top form and the food & service good as always.

14 Jul 2011 09:46

The George, Great Portland Street

I meet friends here about evey 10 - 12 weeks to catch up and so far it hasn't let me down. Good choice of ales for the beer drinkers, decent lager apparently too and some reasonable wines. Nibbles aren't bad either!

25 Mar 2009 10:27

The Norfolk Arms, Russell Square

Hmmm... looked really 'interesting' with the Hams hanging up, but somehow missed the mark. The Theakston XB was OK and the food was average... Quite a nice vibe going on. It's just a shame non-smokers are now 'confined' indoors as al the outside seating gets swamped by the smokers.

1 May 2008 11:48

The Railway Tavern, Crouch End

I bumped into one of the managers in a local shop and he invited me over to see the changes... WOW! Call me a snob, but it's so much better. As previous post said 'no TV's, no pool table'. We sampled the Tapas which was pretty good and the Black Sheep Ale was VERY tasty. Looks like I might have a regular again ;)

1 May 2008 11:45

The Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead

Popped in on Sunday. Was nicely busy, but the service was still good. The beer festival was in full flow and I had a couple of decent Ales, and the wife a couple of 'cloudy' ciders. Interesting collection of sporting memorabilia on the walls and the landlord was nice and chatty about them. Last time I visited I was disappointed with this place, but it proves you should always give places a 2nd chance.

5 Sep 2007 10:28

The Bree Louise, Euston

Popped in on the way home. Had a nice pint of Doom Bar or something from Cornwall Rock(?). The only downside was the food. Looks good, smells great and makes you REAL hungry ;-) Gonna have to go back and have a pie!

22 Aug 2007 19:42

Clockwork, Islington

Visited Fridaqy 8 June. Looked so promising from the outside, but disappointing. The DJ must have the patience of a saint - that or no life - as they spent 1hr 1/2 playing to herself. Beer was good though and for a 'posh pub' it wasn't overpriced. Won't be going back in a hurry though.

12 Jun 2007 21:04

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