Places to drink in Crouch End


#1

Any recommendations? Craft beer wankery preferred.


#2

I’d ask Mattew Curtis (I see you’re Twitter mates?) as he lives around there.


#3

there’s nowt amazing. the faltering fullback is closer to finsbo but is grand.


#4

I do have a bit of a love for Earl Haig Hall round the back of The Queens (which is also nice)

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Earl+Haig+Hall/@51.5805826,-0.1225486,17.83z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x48761bc7ea941f33:0xc45a24ca17ab341c!2sCrouch+End,+London+N8+8DT!3b1!8m2!3d51.5797465!4d-0.1236767!3m4!1s0x0:0x1805d0cff89127d!8m2!3d51.5806857!4d-0.1217093

It’s an old British Legion place and they’ve always been really good with kids and tend to have ales on.


#5

My mate who lives in Crouch End slags off the pub there so we always meet in The Faltering Fullback…

http://www.falteringfullback.com/

EDIT: as Eric^ suggests…


#6

When were you last at the Fullback? I mean it’s an amazing beer garden but the staff are generally rude as fuck and the ale choice has always been pretty limited in my experience.


#7

Sounds amazing tbf


#8

at some point this summer. tend to find they have a decent selection and have found the service to be charmingly old fashioned but not surly.


#9

Not been round there in ages, but Earl Haig is an Antic place and usually has some nice stuff on.
I see they have a Bottle Apostle there now…

The Three Compasses in Hornsey is good (more real aley though) and I really want to see what Fullers have done with the Great Northern Railway Tavern.


#10

Key question - do you want reasonable odds of seeing Gem Archer from Oasis?

If so, head to The King’s Arms. If not, go somewhere else.


#11

Trying to stalk Taylor are ya?


#12

Surely he’s all about seeing Taylor Swift?


#13

'Spoons


#14

Disappointing if true.


#15

monkey nuts


#16

I’m here for work! Enjoying some grub in Banners. Will probably look for a pint afterwards.

Any Taylor Swift sightings will be entirely coincidental and a pure bonus.


#17

I’d go to Earl Haig Hall. It’s old manny. I was there last night and had a nice golden ale from new river brewery.

Failing that, if you have to get the train from Hornsey, walk down to the new Railway Tavern

http://www.thegreatnorthernrailway.co.uk/

They have good stuff on tap and nice cans/bottles.


#18

Think I’m going try this place before getting a train back, ta!


#19

i had some great times in there when my mate lived in a room upstairs

they did a super roast featuring all three meats, extra yorkshire pudding and extra roast potatoes for almost £20, was a beast

and the staff were sound, especially as it must’ve been obvious we were going quite hard on the spliffs upstairs between pints downstairs

oh to be young again…


#20

W7 bus will take you to Finsbury Park, where you have to change and get the 236 that’ll get you south of the river safely.