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Submitted on Monday, 18th June 2012
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Will Larter left this review about The Pineapple
I've always found this pub to be busy, though there's plenty of room and usually a table to be found somewhere, and I've only once had to stand nursing my glass while waiting for a space to develop. the Thai food, cooked upstairs, is popular, though sometimes the smell can clash with the beer. Five hand pumps featuring beers from Stod Fold, Redemption, Cottage and Dorset, plus the ubiquitous Sharps Doom Bar at the time of my latest visit.
The bar is immediately in front on entering the building, and the door has a heavy curtain behind it, presumably to prevent noise leaking out and annoying the neighbours in this quiet residential street. The serving staff are usually friendly and enthusiastic and the atmosphere is pleasant and not too noisy most of the time. On my latest visit the barman enquired whether I was a Camra member, and I got an unexpected discount, paying just £1.75 for my half of what my notes tell me was my best beer of the evening: Dorset Jurassic.
Date of visit: 20th May 2015
On 21st July 2015
- rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Pineapple
Many of the pubs original features remain intact. This includes the bar counter and I especially liked the etched glass servery, which read Whiskies Brandies and Wines along the top. There was also an original Newgate clock in the middle of this. Two large Bass & Co Pale Ale mirrors were on display, one above the fireplace and the other on the left hand wall. Five ales on handpump, we went for the Two Cocks Brewery Leveller and Bristol Beer Factor 7. Both beers were nothing to rave about and were quite flat. A pity really, as it is a decent and comfortable pub to visit.
On 13th February 2015
- rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Pineapple
Thankfully little has changed at the Pineapple in the intervening period since my last review. Absolutely rammed when I popped in here before Slowdive at the nearby Forum. A very nice pint of Twickenham went down the hatch. Still a top London pub, one of those hidden gems that reading sites like this allows you to find.
Tucked away in the pretty posh back streets of Kentish Town (I'm rather reminded of Private Eye’s Grim Up North London cartoon strip at times on the walk), this is probably the most urbane ‘backstreet local’ I think I’ve ever come across. On entering, you’re confronted by light interior with a smallish bar which hosts a fabulous Victorian bar-back, complete with built in clock. Usually busy, so the locals are clearly keen. Four ales usually available, served by friendly staff. Redemption and Adnams are fairly regularly available alongside a couple of guests in good shape. The interior is a lot bigger than the bar initially suggests – if you proceed down the side corridor there are a couple of cosy seating areas, with a conservatory and pleasant beer garden at the rear (similar to that of the nearby Junction) and the conservatory contains an entire bound set of the 1932 Encyclopaedia Britannica. Pleasant background music. Thai dishes are the food of choice – I took a quick glance at the menu and the prices seemed rather reasonable for the area. Watch out for the pub cat(s) who meow to get in through the conservatory door if it’s shut. Quiz nights are advertised. Also, look out for the Ind Coope and Double Diamond windows at the bar’s front; retro-chic(?!). Overall, this a is a lovely cosy local and I’d give it a definite thumbs-up. I enjoy it more and more each time I visit. Rated 9
On 20th December 2014
- rating: 9
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- Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint on specific guest ales - last updated 20 June 2014 by ROB Camra
- Car Park : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 June 2014 by ROB Camra
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Quiz Night : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
- Real Cider : No last updated 20 June 2014 by ROB Camra