England > Greater London > Kentish Town
Theydon_Bois (773) The íSham, England | December 21, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on Thursday 03/07/14 around 4.30pm.
Located less than 5 minutes walk from Kentish Town West station (Overground) and therefore the same distance from Camden Town brewery, the Admiral is a trad backstreet boozer with 10 cask lines and a few interesting keg choices.
The place has wooden floors throughout, traditional furnishing, breweriana and artwork adorns the walls.
Fairly quiet on this visit, with it being early doors, but the service was good - I was asked if I was a CAMRA member (dicount available) and got chatting to a bloke at the bar about beers.
Brewers of note on this visit included Windsor & Eton, Clarence & Frederiks, Elgoods and others, keg lines carried the likes of Lagunitas IPA and others.
Not a go to destination but a solid back street boozer and well worth tying in with a visit to Camden Town brewery.
Ferris (608) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 4, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pub with a nice big bar. Service was decent. Prices are on the high side and beer list is not exciting. I didnít eat, they do in house pies, but just a bit pricey for what it is. They did have a meet the brewer, which is nice. In the area, stop in, but donít make a trip.
HampshirePhil (32) Portsmouth/London, England | June 7, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
CAMRA pub of the year from the local branch and a decent sized pub. Good selection if not out of this world, Adnams and Camden town obviously.
Leighton (641) London, England | May 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Solid spot, canít believe I havenít been here before. Itís a back-street boozer with a low-key vibe. Nice beery ephemera about, good tunes, eclectic seating. Ten casks, two of which are ciders. Decent beers though nothing too exciting. A few bottles. Kegs are mostly macro but they do have Lagunitas IPA. The prices are fairly high-end, though: £3.80 for my pint WITH a CAMRA discount. Would make for a solid local but itís not a destination pub.
Sparky_ (8) Sudbury, England | April 6, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
b727trijet (335) Isleworth, England | December 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
An old-fashioned free house with a good selection of real ales (8) including many local breweries but also guests from further afield, both I had were in excellent form. Nearby to the Camden Town Brewery Tap, both places I liked but could hardly be more different to each other!
jackl (455) Charlottesville, Virginia | March 1, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Old style refurbished place located near Camden Town Brewery. About 8 beers featured on cask. Nothing crazy offered. Stuff from Adnams and London Fields featured. Keg stuff was mostly macro swill. Bottles werenít worth mention, the bar maid was cute. Overall, I wouldnít recommend this place. Scroll past.
Brugmansia (425) Jylland, Denmark | November 27, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on the 14/1-2012 on the Overground Pubcrawl.
Lovely place :-) even though itīs a modern oldfashion styled pub, you just feel welcome and at home as soon as you enter this pub. Friendly staff, well conditioned beers, a big center bar with 8 handpumps and several bottle beers.
No TV and game machines here...
thepeter (23) London, England | August 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by this place for the first time on a recent pub crawl along the Overground line. Just a 2-3 min walk from Kentish Town West. A traditional old boozer with tables tucked anywhere they could fit and what seemed to be plenty of seating for an average Saturday night. A hourseshoe bar in the center with 8 casks all in fantastic form and 6 draft lines from smaller craft European breweries. A nice selection albeit not very large, many styles were represented. Service was just fine as we had no trouble getting drinks with a smile. I did not try or even look for any food and the prices seemed on par with places not in central London. If I am in the area I would not hesitate to stop by.
Svesse (214) Hšsselby, Sweden | June 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a nice pub, perfectly located for some food and a beer on my walk from Southampton Arms in Kentish Town to BrewDog Camden. Traditional corner pub, apparently recently reopened. Good selection of cask ales (6 or 7 hand pumps). Friendly and swift service. Good pub food. Since itís quite out of the main tourist area, itís mainly inhabited by locals. Worth a visit if youíre in the area.
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