Decent ale bar near Kentish Town West Overground. Traditional and friendly if a bit tired. Concentrating mostly on sessionable cask from nearby breweries, although you can get a couple of (also local) bottles from the likes of Camden Town and Wild Card. It’s a place to have one or two but maybe not a pub in which to linger.
Quirky interior. Layout’s a bit illogical, and the decorations are noisy, but that just makes it more fun. Good selection of ticks for me, including a couple of favourite breweries. Staff professional and served with a smile. Prices friendly to us CAMRA nerds. Very solid local boozer. Definitely worth popping your head round the door.
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.
Decent pub with a nice big bar. Service was decent. Prices are on the high side and beer list is not exciting. I didn’t 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 don’t make a trip.
Solid spot, can’t believe I haven’t been here before. It’s 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 it’s not a destination pub.
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!