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68 /100 79 GREEN LANES
“A fairly traditional large pub in a bit of London I'm not super familiar with. Something of a return to England amid a sea of London hipsterdom. Three decent casks and a couple of kegs on offer, sensible pricing, friendly, a decent pub.“
JorgeLee 791 days ago
76 /100
Yield N16 (Bar)
ALLIANCE HOUSE 44-45, NEWINGTON GREEN
“One of these modern hipster venues where it's kind of unclear whether it's a bar, shop or restaurant, and it sort of morphs through all of those functions over a day. Concept is kind of wine bar but with good wine and crafty beer options (beer all bottled as far as I could tell, decent selection of London-focused stuff) plus charcuterie and cheese. Nice open area outside, at least while the weather holds! Didn't eat, options looked good though. It's a good local stop for a beer/glass of wine/bit of food, maybe not a reason to travel for beer alone.“
JorgeLee 791 days ago
70 /100 75 GROSVENOR AVENUE
“Visited on 1st December 2015. A minute or so walk from Canonbury Overground station, this is a large single-roomed pub. Music is the theme, with pictures of artists on the wall and a great juke box. Seating is large tables, a little too tightly packed in. The pub also host the odd beer festival too. 20p CAMRA discount on guest pints. Food was excelllent, main and 2 sides as part of the deal. Service was a bit hit and miss. Beer range was OK, it’s not a go-to beer destination but it was decent enough. Like the place and would go back. “
WingmanWillis 1436 days ago
76 /100 75 GROSVENOR AVENUE
“We visited here on Saturday 26th October, we being me, Loz and Ang. There was a beer festival showcasing new and also green hopped beers, called Good Libations Beer Festival, however some of the better beers had gone before we arrived sadly, still we managed to get a Trapped, Canterbury and Crouch Vale beer before actually deciding that cider was the best route to go down. The pub is situated on a corner opposite Cannonbury overground station. It was dark and rather busy when we arrived so unfortunately I am unable to give a good overview of this pub, however as you enter the bar is in front of you off to your right and there are a large number of tables and seats scatttered around. Clearly beer choice was particularly good owing to the beer festival but looking at the bar I would guess that there would be a pretty decent selection at other times. Staff were friendly, the pub was comfortable, I liked it and will certainly head back here again when in the area.“
Fin 2232 days ago
60 /100
Alma (Bar)
59 NEWINGTON GREEN ROAD
“Went during the last day of a cider festival. Out of all but three. Superbly crowded, filled to the brim, no seats. Service was quick and uncaring. Gave me the wrong thing. Wasn’t too happy when I pointed it out to him. Food looked good though didn’t have any since no seating. Would like to visit on a quieter moment. Looked nice enough.“
Erasmus_ro 2287 days ago
74 /100 75 GROSVENOR AVENUE
“The Snooty Fox is a very cosy pub located in Canonbury, North London. The ambiance is excellent. It’s a worn-down street corner boozer with a rock ’n’ roll vibe. On my visit, the place was packed with old mods and young hipsters. Trendy and welcoming atmosphere. The pub soundtrack was pretty awesome: everything from rocksteady to Interpol (first album). The beer selection was solid. There’s some lazy keg options, but the cask stuff was pretty strong - beers from Steel City and Revolutions featured. The value was fine. They do CAMRA discounts (if you’re a member). Overall, this place is quite a good find. I’d come here more often if it was located closer to my patch of London. Worth a stop.“
jackl 2618 days ago
72 /100 75 GROSVENOR AVENUE
“Visited this pub the 14/01-2012 on the great Overground Pub Crawl. Nice cosy cornerpub, in asort of modern style. The beers were mainly from small local micro breweries. On the walls where a lot of photos of music people, which lead to a lot of talk about who is who :-). Friendly staff and a great atmosphere. The food looked great, didn´t have any, so this pub is up for a revisit at some point :-)“
Brugmansia 2655 days ago
72 /100 75 GROSVENOR AVENUE
“A comfortable and stylish pub with an excellent and ever changing range of around seven well kept, mainly local beers and friendly, efficient staff. Update: The choice of beers on my last visit was more limited than I’d remembered but it remains a place worth visiting. We ate this time and the food was very good. (Last visited 6 June 2014).“
Boudicca 2835 days ago
92 /100
Alma (Bar)
59 NEWINGTON GREEN ROAD
“Awesome establishment on the outskirts of London. Went here with a friend for the Alma’s Oktoberfest Ale Festival. They had ten real ales and ten ciders/perries on gravity. A bunch of stuff from Brodies, as well as Hopdaemon and others. The pub itself is lovely, with plenty of table seating, along with luxurious, leather couches in back rooms. Prices were good: 3lb/pint or 1.5/half pint, with a 10% CAMRA discount. The normal line-up of draught beers seemed decent but I wasn’t really paying attention to them. Staff was friendly. I probably wouldn’t trek out here on a normal day but the Alma is definitely worth it when they have a festival going. (You could take the tube and get here quickly but I prefer to walk/bike, so the trip takes a little longer.) I’ve been to "festivals" at other pubs where the word means absolutely nothing - just a ploy to lure in customers. Here, though, the Alma had a special, printed out menu of the fest beers and a section of the pub dedicated to the gravity casks. There seemed to be a nice food selection but I was just there for beer. You should also check out the Alma’s website because it is well put together and gives you a good idea what is going on and what the place is all about. I will look forward to visiting again.“
Leighton 3339 days ago
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