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Beer Available At Southampton Arms (arranged by most recent)
Howling Hops Smoked Porter 91, Bath Summerís Hare 37, Allendale End 91 Admiral Orange , Gyle 59 Nettle IPA , Redemption White IPA , Gyle 59 Rye Red Saison , Haresfoot Totem , Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin 93, Hopcraft The Party Line , Gwatkin Farmhouse Perry 43, Millwhites Apples and Pears Cider 49, Big Smoke Dark Wave Porter , Ledbury Bitter , Three Blind Mice Black Bank Porter , Kent Zingiber 55, Mallinsons Amarillo (4.2%) 91, Magic Rock The Big Top 97, Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack 92, Shiny Affinity , Redemption Big Chief 86
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Leighton (720) 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 (332) 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 (239) 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.
downender (323) Bristol, England | January 23, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive pub with a wide selection of well chosen ciders from the likes of Burrow Hill and Newton Court, and some equally good ales. Pleasant atmosphere, although service could have been more prompt.
Rune (473) TromsÝ, Norway | October 10, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A cosy and intimate free house offering four ciders and eight, hand pulled cask ales during our stay in late September. Early Bob Dylan on vinyl, a lit fire place, wooden benches and chairs, all making drinking here a joyful experience. With our Oyster cards it took 25 minutes to move from King William IV in East London to Southampton Arms in the north by taking the train from Leyton Midland Rd. to Gospel Oak. The pub is just a short walk from the station (Visited, 29.09.2010).
nate2g (1021) Boomtown!, Australia | July 10, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A pub that successfully fills me up with quality ales and cider on each visit is a winner in my book. Up there with the best pubs in London - the ales are always drinking well and the ciders are exciting and generally hit the spot. The hearty pork pies are tasty and the staff are always on the ball. Plus thereís always good banter to be had with the locals. And yes the record player with vintage vinyls pumping out old school blues and jazz just adds to the magic. Sensational.
bobinlondon (12) Harrow, England | July 4, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best arrival on the London drinking scene for years, yet it feels like itís been this way for generations. A constantly and rapidly changing range of 15 or so cask ales and ciders, with the emphasis on the latter. Ultra superb basic boozer. I love the place!
puzzl (138) New York, New York | June 2, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is dope. Lovely selection of ciders. Ambiance is top notch, and there was a small old man jazz outfit playing some classics on piano and sax while we were there. Loved it.
tdtm82 (100) , England | May 31, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I think Iíve stepped back in time. UK Cask ales and ciders a plenty here. Excellent conditioning. Fantastic selection of micro beers. Dedicated entirely to UK micro beers and ciders.
Vinyl played on the record player. A descent stash of vinyl records on view by the record player next to the bar. This had to be operated by the staff.
The beer range was superb for craft UK beers and ciders.The Dark Star was excellently conditioned. The pub itself suggested to me how pubs in the UK must have been operated during the 50s and 60s.
A lot of locals and a good vibe. Ambience was awesome. I was very content here. The only problem is it is not close and doesnít stock any Belgians or US craft but when you need a break and fancy a session you have to come here. Thanks Mes for the heads up.
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