England > Greater London > Highgate
Erasmus_ro (99) Alabama | September 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
I had a very nice visit here on a Wednesday afternoon/evening after a jaunt from Hampstead over the heath to Kenwood house and then to this place. Tried their beers and food and while the beers were rather alright, they lacked a bit of flair. They did go well with their food though. Salad was especially good and plentiful while the sandwich was a bit lean on the cold-smoked salmon. Also, a bit surprised that it was cold-smoked since the menu mentioned smoked salmon only. Service was excellent. The lady behind the bar was eager to tell me about their food and beers and show the place around. Took me to see the brewer and the kit without even asking. Selection wasnít that good. About four of their own on tap, the others were good beers, but mostly fairly regular stuff like Brooklyn lager or Paulaner Weisse.
Leighton (441) London, England | May 16, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Overall, The Bull is a great place to visit. Highgate is a lovely neighbourhood, and this pub fits in well. Itís upscale while still pubby, and the range of beers on tap and [even more so] in bottle is impressive. The only downside is that the house beers, from London Brewing Co., are quite average - at best; at worst, theyíre amateurish. I tried four on my visit and none were really great. A few were fine, a few seemed to be lacking condition. Nevertheless, this is a nice pub and Iím hopeful that the quality of the beers will improve. The food on offer looks pretty good, although I didnít eat on my visit. Iíll be sure to check back on this place.
wheresthepath (53) , England | January 28, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Friendly, bustling brewpub with a decent selection of other beers on cask, keg and bottle. Staff were helpful and reasonably knowledgeable. Didnít try the food although the menu looked good. Iíd go back if I was in the area.
caesar (240) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | December 19, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice restaurant/brewpub in a classy area of London. I tried some of their own beers, which were ok middle of the road brews. Food was very nice, tried a small fish platter. Decent service.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 23, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed many an evening at The Bull. A lovely brewpub located in leafy (and hilly) Highgate. While technically a brewpub, the brewing kit is tiny and neatly tucked away in the restaurant kitchen! Speaking of which, the food is the drawcard here...lovely dishes, especially the spicy pulled pork. The house brews are rough around the edges, but drinkable nonetheless. Definitely recommend the trek to North London.
Boudicca (524) London, England | February 18, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A stylish but cosy and welcoming pub, home to the London Brewing Company.
The Bull is just north of Highgate village and a handy hop on the number 214 bus from the Southampton Arms, down the hill in Gospel Oak. Itís home to the London Brewing Company, a welcome new addition to the London beer scene, operating as a two and a half barrel brewpub with the kit in the kitchen.
It was very quiet when we visited on a Wednesday evening early in December to celebrate Mesís birthday but we found a large table upstairs and made our own party. The upstairs room is light, airy and elegant with pot palms and jazz music adding to the relaxed atmosphere. The windows overlook a patio at the front which was adorned with pretty fairy lights.
There were six cask beers, including a guest cider and a guest perry, and nine keg beers alongside a good range of bottles. The food menu has a distinctly American twist (e.g. pulled pork) and is to be recommended. The staff were very friendly.
(Visited 7 December 2011).
ladnewton (150) London, England | September 11, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
New brew pub on site of former restaurant in Highgate, a short walk from the Village. Visited for the first time on Saturday 10th September 2011. Comfortable and welcoming, subdued lighting and at the time of my visit, soft background music at a comfortable level. There are more rooms upstairs with one of them available for hire. Currently there are eighteen taps of which 6 are handpulls. Two of these dispense the pubís own brews - recommend London Beer Street. Dark Star features amongst the guests. Beers very well-kept. An interesting food menu is offered which is slightly US-leaning with pulled-pork and sliders part of the fare. I enjoyed the vegetarian option of mushroom pie with fresh fennel and salad. Visitors will be impressed with the very reasonable beer prices - for example Beer Street was £2.80, others are around £3.10/3.20 still representing very good value for the area. Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, rubbing off rather nicely on service. Letís not end without mentioning the bottle range which is currently 30 odd, and interesting as well - see for yourselves! A welcome addition to Highgateís pubs. Do visit!
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