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The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

I am amazed that there are not many many more positive reviews about this gem of a pub. I always drink the draft Leffe - served in fridge chilled cold glasses. London prices and great Thai food.
The father&son team keep the atmosphere well, and the hanging garden of strange objects in the front bar makes for conversation. Busy on match days.
Maybe the lack of reviews is down to the typical clientele - too busy boozing to log into this site!
MY FAVOURITE PUB - better than The Worlds End, dairy, Larrik, Chapter One. All roads lead....

29 Nov 2007 18:27

Chapter One, Finsbury Park

I have been going to this bar since Dick The Mad Irishman opened it. He made every day party dauy but I guess that was in the flush of opening. Other reviewers are right - it always had a friendly atmosphere up until about two years ago.
There are have been some incredibly lovely bar staff (male & female!) and you were encouraged to come back.
The Hungarian trained doctor turned radio jock Mike was a highlight. The Dutch standup comedienne/singer also. Joke.
Since Dick handed over to Jerry things got more economical minded but cocktails were introduced.
An amazing Basque chefette started tapas, and then the Mexicans came and it became the best place to get a margarita in London.
I agree that the refurb is just for the sake of it.
Women tend to feel safe in this place alone/in groups and it is fairly chilled, but the female barstaff now seem to treat the clientelle in a rather chilly way and flirt in a very professional way.
The end of live music is v sad (still got a licence?) and the Dairy, Larrick and now finally back is The Worlds End. This place might be slowly dying anyway. Skeleton staffing is a definite sign.

29 Nov 2007 18:21

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