Southampton Arms

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Beer entered at Southampton Arms

NameABV
Cloudwater Pale4.1%12/27/2015
Gyle 59 Starstruck6.6%11/19/2015
Rother Valley Ebulem4.5%11/18/2015
Magic Rock Ringmaster3.9%11/10/2015
Dark Star Revelation 5.7%11/10/2015
Dark Star Espresso Stout (Cask)4.2%11/10/2015
Magic Rock The Stooge4%11/4/2015
Howling Hops Pale XX Superior No.15%10/14/2015
Titanic Steerage3.5%9/28/2015
Hopcraft Gazza and Jayís Maple Syrup Porter5.2%7/15/2015
Gipsy Hill Beatnik3.8%7/7/2015
Howling Hops Smoked Porter 5.2%7/1/2015
Bath Summerís Hare3.9%6/2/2015
Allendale End 91 Admiral Orange5.6%6/2/2015
Gyle 59 Nettle IPA4.8%5/2/2015
Redemption White IPA5.9%5/2/2015
Gyle 59 Rye Red Saison4.6%5/2/2015
Haresfoot Totem4.5%5/2/2015
Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin3.8%4/20/2015
Hopcraft The Party Line5.1%4/13/2015
Gwatkin Farmhouse Perry7.5%4/13/2015
Millwhites Apples and Pears Cider5%4/13/2015
Big Smoke Dark Wave5%4/13/2015
Ledbury Bitter3.8%4/13/2015
Three Blind Mice Black Bank Porter4.7%4/13/2015
Kent Zingiber4.1%4/13/2015
Mallinsons Amarillo (4.2%)4.2%4/10/2015
Magic Rock The Big Top8%4/10/2015
Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack4.4%4/10/2015
Shiny Affinity4.6%3/30/2015
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
itaste  (37) , | December 7, 2012
A special place to drink great ciders. Nice ambient near one of the most beautiful parks in london. If you ask they can also give you a growler!!
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JorgeLee  (186) , England | October 17, 2012
This is a proper old style pub, looks like a gloomy room with wooden seats, high ceiling, similar building to the Marble Arch. Quite small. Strongish smell of fermenting appes and pig. Superb selection of beers and ciders, maybe not the biggest in town and quite UK small brewery focused. Maybe not technically the best beer selection in town, but I think the place I prefer to drink in.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 25, 2012
A great place, great staff. And good real ales in a very good condition. Iíll be back (2011)
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (508) London, England | September 12, 2012| Updated February 24, 2014
This is a great place with a great range of intersting cask ales and ciders but is something of a victim of its own success. The key is in picking the right time to visit. On weekend evenings it is often so packed that itís difficult to get through the door. And the narrow shape of the place means it doesnít cope too well with excessive crowds as, even once youíve got a drink, thereís not really anywhere to stand away from the bar if all the seats are occupied. There is a garden out back hat can provide overspill space but they have to clear that well before the pub closes, so that can make things even worse. Go in the daytime during the week however and you may well have the place virtually to yourself. If you want to visit the Bull in Highgate, thereís a bus that goes from directly outside the Southampton.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
thepeter  (24) London, England | August 29, 2012
A great little place up in North London that not only has some great beer but some of the best cider in London as well. during the day it is pretty quite with some locals and randomís hanging about but nights, especially Friday and Saturday night it can get pretty crowded. Luckily the vibe is great and so are the people that enjoy great brews there, also there is an outdoor seating area which once you get past the toilets and their smell is a nice place to sit relax and meet some new people as you have a drink or 4. The casks are all in fine form and service has always been better than most London pubs. Selection is not huge but plenty of cask lines and 2 (I think) draft lines serving local premium lager/pale ale. Food is all about pies, pasties and sausage rolls fresh from under the heat lamp. I donít go there to eat, but they are just great after a session which will never be a quick one there for me! Value is great I think, maybe because itís not in central London. . . either way I am a big fan! Any excuse to go and I am there.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (571) Croydon, England | August 3, 2012
I finally made it to the Southampton Arms after a couple years of neglect (I mean it is pretty far north...). Located a short walk from both Camden Brewery and BrewDog Camden, so why not hit them all in one trip? Traditional saloon-type bar interior. Conversely, the place is mostly full of the young trendy crowd (hence why I was here). Old-school vinyl music was a pleasant surprise. They focus on ale, cider and meat, so there was no chance this place was going to be bad. Lots of more obscure UK micros on cask, so this is obviously a tickers paradise. All the beers I had were in good condition. Only annoying thing was the woman who served me had pretty much zero beer knowledge.... Anyway a solid place for sure and if I lived nearby I would definitely frequent it.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
TonyZenn  (2) , England | June 19, 2012
A real gem of a pub. Good old fashioned pub with perfectly kept beer and cider, a great atmosphere and friendly knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit...
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (593) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 29, 2012
The Southampton Arms is located in a rather awkward patch of north London, about 10 minutes walk from Kentish Town station. The pub has a great, relaxed, lived-in feeling. The wooden bar seems like its been around for ages, classic rock and jazz play softly from a record player behind the bar. The back garden is nice, with plenty of seating options. The crowdís pretty hipster, it could be worse. The selection is small but pretty well curated. On my last visit I enjoyed pints from the likes of Otley, Marble, and By The Horns. I donít think thereís a bottle selection. The food is basic pub snacks (pork pies), though it does look good. Overall, this is a great pub that Iíd visit often if it was centrally located.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (449) , England | April 2, 2012
My son had just moved to this part of North London, so the wife and I decided weíd visit him and The Southampton Arms on the same weekend: the pub had been recommended to us by some London based friends and I knew it was within walking distance of his Ďsquatí. We arrived early afternoon on a winters Saturday and could hardly get through the door, the place was heaving with humanity: our party of seven struggled down the full length of the fairly long but thin, single roomed pub and settled by the piano, my wife getting the stool, the rest of us standing for our first two pints before a group near us departed, leaving a table and chairs available. They donít seem to have a chalkboard or beer list anywhere; you have to see the pump clips to know whatís on: difficult when the bar is three deep and the walkway between the bar and seating is blocked by customers also trying to see what is available at each end of the hand pulls. The ciders are easier to see, their taps being behind the servers and clearly visible the whole length of the bar. The beers I had were all fine and some of my party had some ciders, which again were fine. The staff were good, polite, calm and helpful: on one occasion after squeezing my way to the bar I patiently waited while one lady tried 3 different samples of cider before buying the one she liked, held up my ordering but I suppose thatís how a customer who is unsure should be treated. The actual pub is very basic in design and concept, no nonsense furniture and fittings along with no nonsense food and drink: meat or cheese, beer or cider, with only a very small choice of wine and spirits, this is a cask house foremost and last. The fame of the place grows and although well off the beaten track for most visiting tourists it is becoming a very popular meeting place for London drinkers and friends who know a thing or two about their drinks.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
EdKing  (160) 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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