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Beer Available At Southampton Arms (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Dark Star Green Hopped IPA 95, Burning Sky Plateau 76, Hopcraft Redneck American Red , Howling Hops Mozaic Single Hop Series 1 / 8 , Dark Star Espresso Stout (Cask) 90, Tyne Bank Southern Star 79, Dark Star The Art Of Darkness 82, Howling Hops Dubbel 69, Pixie Spring Golden Pixie , Camden Town Camden Hells Lager 39, Howling Hops Double IPA XXXX Number 1 , Hobsons Mild 74, Fyne Ales Rune 78, Richs Farmhouse Cider - Sweet , Moncada Notting Hill Amber 61, Hecks Farmhouse Medium Cider 44, Howling Hops Smoked Porter 93, Blackjack The River , Kent Mauri , Magic Rock Carnival 90
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shoulderbroken (147) Tokyo, Japan | August 7, 2011| Updated October 16, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
KnutAlbert (271) Oslo, Norway | July 19, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Splendid little pub, hand picked range of British micros well worth going out of the way for. Not just for tickers, the beers may be rare, but the quality is also fine. Fine pork pies if you are a bit hungry. Ciders, too, it thatís what you prefer.
I assume this place is packed at times, so finding an off-peak time to go is probably wise.
DanielBrown (235) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | June 22, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this place, but boy of boy, by the time I walked up and down Kentish Town Road, getting sweaty and lost, I wasnít much in the mood for a load of people sitting around listening to piano music, plus I couldnít get a seat. Never mind. The range of ales was good, but my standards had already been raised by the Rake, CASK etc, so it suffered a bit by comparison. I liked the fact that the ales they carried were from smaller, newer breweries.
Ungstrup (345) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | June 3, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A rather small pub - traditionally decorated, but catering to a you crowd. The service was a bit slow due to the pub being very busy. Youíll easily find somethin new here - I found 12 new ticks about 50/50 split between beers and ciders, so even if youíre only going for beers, it is definately worth a stop.
NarkeBoy22 (38) , England | May 27, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Many great points about this place but on the whole i think its reputation far exceeds what it actually offers....
I think playing vinyl is pretentious, others think its cool, two dogs roaming the pub doesnt do much for me, i guess animal lovers enjoy, i think its very very small and crowded and not comformtable, others think this is atmosphere....
The ales are good, not outstanding selection but very good.
Maybe in the middle of the day its better, but given its location in the mddle of nowhere and not a very nice bit of nowhere i wont rush back during the evening.
FriarHop (4) Long Beach, New York | May 10, 2011| Updated May 16, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed a few pints with a pork pie while the piano was being tuned.
Leighton (443) London, England | April 2, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I finally got to this place. Definitely one of the best pubs in London. The selection is great, with a solid range of about eight cask ales and eight ciders. (These numbers are approximates.) the layout is good, a variety of tables and benches. Good decor, vintage beer ephemera. But the top attraction is the vinyl. Yes, the Southampton Arms actually plays real vinyl records for their house music. Iíve been to a few bars/pubs around the world and this is the first place Iíve seen do this. The warm crackles and hisses just add infinite layers of credibility, excellence and deeceness to this pub. All beers and ciders were in good condition and the bartenders were pleasant and dealing with the crowds well. I recommend this place very highly.
JohnRMurdoch (267) Glasgow, Scotland | March 25, 2011| Updated March 26, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small traditional bar in North London 10 minute walk from Tufnell Park Underground. A bit run down & grotty but has a good selection of interesting beers. Satisfactory service. Worth a visit if you are in the area but there are better places to go to in London.
mym (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very high quality makeover of a small, ropy old pub. The interior is good pastiche, but then everything is these days outside places like rural Herefordshire, and eventually the place will make itís own authenticity if it carries on being run as well as this. Beer range excellent. Beer quality excellent. Bus stop outside. Will return.
Svesse (203) Hšsselby, Sweden | January 25, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely little pub a bit off the beaten tourist track, but still not too far away from the city center. A ten minute walk from Kentish Town tube station. Interior is mainly brown wood, with a small beer garden at the back. Excellent selection with 7-8 real ales and 7-8 ciders (some of them by gravity). On my visits this far the beer range has been very varied with beers from micro breweries from all across the UK, and all in very good form. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Some light bites available in terms of food. Excellent place, and a new permanent stop on my London beer tours.
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