Pleasant pub down a side street near Kentish Town tube station, what one may describe as a ’community local’. Quiet at 1pm on a Saturday but it would be. Friendly and comfortable, well-worn while still feeling fresh. Board games available. Beer selection is okay. Four cask ales (smaller London-based breweries seem to be favoured) with a few widely available keg. A few bottles, including Tailgate, Wild Card and Thistly Cross cider. There’s a Thai kitchen attached. The beer is cheap by London standards. Pleasant little room out back. It’s not a beer destination but it’s a nice place to be, fairly convenient and worth including on a crawl if you’re in the mood.
Corner house pub in an affluent enough residential area of Kentish Town just a couple of hundred metres north of the railway station. The centre door opens immediately to the bar and the pub is traditional in style retaining a fair amount of its Victorian charm, with its service area central in the building. Most area around it can be frequented. Operates a discount for CAMRA members and had a very high percentage special on one of its several cask pumps.
Beautiful building, a really characterful part of London, and a well preserved interior - my god that ceiling is so high! Interesting hand-pull selection, seems a wide range of breweries are selected, and the bottle selection is interesting too - found a brewery tick in the fridge (and had 2 bottles of it, because). Staff friendly, CAMRA discount even friendlier. Lovely local boozer, welcoming.
Lovely traditional type pub tucked away from the main area of Kentish Town but still easy enough to get to. There is a grandly fitted out bar and comfortable seating areas. There is a good atmosphere and the Thai Food is really pretty decent and filling. The beer range is perhaps a little staid, but certainly worth a look.
A great “locals’ local” with good beer.
The Pineapple is at the end of a terrace of elegant Georgian houses in a quiet, village-like enclave of Kentish Town. It has traditional wallpaper, a lovely old bar and high ceilings.
When we went in, early on new year’s eve, it immediately felt homely and welcoming and the service was very efficient. The bar area at the front was quite busy, jovially occupied by families (including a baby in a pram) and old locals so we went through a snug little area to the large conservatory at the back where there was a younger, well-heeled crowd. There’s a small outside area backing onto a London brick alleyway and seating upstairs too.
There are twelve taps in total, five of them hand pumps with interesting, mainly locally produced beer which was in very good condition.
(Visited 31 December 2011).
Hidden away between Kentish Town and Tufnell Park. Great looking pub with an lovely old traditional decor. Feels like a locals place. Nice staff and sounded like a decent jukebox. Was here for the beer festival so can’t really say how good the selection is normally, but did see Camden Hells Lager on draft and I know they normally have a few cask beers on. Looked like an Otley was coming on soon. Really liked this place and can’t believe I haven’t been before given how close it is to my house.
Visited this pub 31/7-11 together with some RB friends doing a small pubcrawl.
As the name says, the pineapple is the theme of this pub. It´s an older traditionel city pub, well hidden in a small street. And with pineapple decor everywhere, windows, mirrors, lamps etc.
The bar area is just inside the door, which gives you the impression of this is a very small pub, but in fact it is rather large. They do have food but we didn´t have any. They have a beers garden as well.
Nice and friendly staff, and well served beers.