Southampton Arms (Free) | Gospel Oak, Greater London
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Southampton Arms (Free)
Excellent based on 56 ratings
Type: Bar

139 Highgate Road, Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak, Greater London England NW5 1LE [ print map ]
07958 780073

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Hours: Midday to midnight most days


Mayor: ladnewton (13) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 0


Southampton Arms (Free)

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Big Rabbit Hop Fodder , Allendale Mosaic , Gyle 59 Freedom Hiker , London Fields Bootlegger Series: Orange Sunshine 47, Lilleyís Darksider , Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze (Draught) 63, Cornish Crown 1 Hop 1 Grain , Cornish Crown Mousehole Bitter , Hobsons Richly Deliquorice Stout , A Head in a Hat Titfer , Mordue IPA 87, Dark Star The Art Of Darkness 80, East London Foundation Bitter 62, Marble Inter Regnum , Great Heck Amish Mash 83, Tring Bring Me Sunshine 51, Hopcraft Long Nines 68, Dark Star Revelation 94, Magic Rock Punchline 96, Hopcraft Cruxshadow 51
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56 reviews for Southampton Arms (Free)
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  81%
 Selection  81%
 Food  73%
 Value  81%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
EdKing  (148) London, England | March 22, 2012
Hard to get to, but well worth the journey. Probably the freshest bunch of cask ales Iíve ever had in London. Specialises in small UK breweries and the choice was outstanding when I was in, including beers from Redemption, Marble Manchester, Camden and Otley. All served as fresh as a daisy. Pub itself is a cosy, warm place with a retro feel and nice beer garden. Food pairings are wonderful including slices of pork pie, pickled eggs, and other great british fare. Service is also very helpful and friendly. One of my fav pubs in London and hard to beat.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas  (30) Billdal, Sweden | January 13, 2012
Greeat ambiance and a very good selection of Britsih craft-beers on cask. The bar-maid was not very friendly though...
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (524) Banbury, England | December 4, 2011
There is always a bit of a treck to get out to this pub on our fairly infrequent visits to London, but itís always worthwhile, it has the advantage of the bus dropping you right outside the front door though. There is a calm, relaxed atmosphere, although you do have to push through the barflyís to get to see whatís on offer. There has always been an eclectic range of beers available, for all tastes, and in our experience generally in very good condition. It has been my favourite London pub for a couple of years now and I would recommend a visit if you possibly can.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76  (144) , England | November 11, 2011
Really nice old pub that is unfortunately for me is not that easy to get to. Great characterful beer garden out back - itís cosy though! Well kept beers and good service. All in all a very nice place to while away a few hours.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai  (151) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | October 21, 2011
Very small old pub that on the night I visited had a great guy on piano and another one on trumpet making the visit worthwile even if I didnít like to drink beer! Fantastic! Had my first perry and mead in this place, besides some cask beers. Very nice place, thanks for showing me Mes!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Christian  (237) Odense, Denmark | October 14, 2011
Classic old local with a beer selection you donít find most places! Sit by the fireplace and enjoy some rare cask ales in outstanding condition.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (740) London, England | September 18, 2011| Updated February 19, 2012
I like the Southampton Arms very much and Iím considering making it my local as itís only a few minutes away on the North London line (now known as the London Overground). Its selection of ales and ciders from UK microbreweries is fantastic, their roast pork baps are delicious and the service is excellent. However, there is a rub: the place has become a victim of its own success and can sometimes get so crowded and noisy that itís almost stressful to be there. If you pick your time right, though, and can find a space at one of the assorted tables or outside in the small garden at the back, itís a delight. It has an old fashioned feel, as if itís been put together with pieces from a salvage yard, right down to the tiles behind the bar which are reminiscent of butchersí shops of old. They have a quiz on Mondays and a pianist Ė sometimes a trumpeter as well - on other evenings. (Last visited 14 January 2012).
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil  (307) Tallinn, Estonia | August 13, 2011
Slightly hard environment - saloon rather than lounge. 60s vinyl being played - win! Lovely friendly staff. Great selection of ciders and perries. Everything well served. Pork pie delicious. Could survive with this as my local, certainly.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor  (362) Odense, Denmark | August 11, 2011
I really like this place. Really fresh beers are being served. Cozy with a great atmosphere. Very local feel. Great prices. Fast and great service.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken  (193) Tokyo, Japan | August 7, 2011| Updated October 16, 2011
Really nice pub with a large ever changing selection of British micros. Would have liked to see some foreign beers, but thatís not why you come here I guess. Early evenings it is lovely here, but after about 7 it fills up, particularly Fridays and Saturdays with moneyed trendies who seem to have come to experience a íreal pubí. Some smugness from these kind of patrons. £2.95 for most pints is unbelievable value. Havenít had the snacks so canít really comment but the selection looks good. A regular visit for me.

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