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Kings Head

2 Crouch End Hill
Crouch End
N8 8AA
Phone: 02083401028
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Alan Winfield left this review about Kings Head

The Kings Head is a grand looking pub that is on the apex of two roads.
Once inside there is a smallish oblong shaped room with the bar facing,the floor is bare boarded and the seating is normal tables and chairs to the left,tall tables and chairs in the middle area and bench seating and settees to the front.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Harvistoun Summer Legend which went down well,the other beers were Salopian Hop Twister,Purity UBU and Doom Bar.
Background music was playing and food was being served,the pub was also quite busy on my Thursday afternoon visit.
I was happy enough having a drink in this pub.

Pub visited 4/8/2016

On 2nd October 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Kings Head

I also agree with Rex, I found this pub to a bit Gastro and prices were expensive. The pub did have a good atmosphere on our Sunday Eve visit, there was a DJ playing 7" vinyls, which seemed to be going down well with the older crowd. Four handpumps in operation, so we went for the Hopback Winter Lightening and the Cotleigh Uncle Sam.

On 2nd March 2016 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about Kings Head

There were two ales on in here - Adnam's Rudolph Nose Best and Redemption Urban Dusk, with two further pumps unused, one with a Doom Bar Clip reversed. I just knew that I wouldn't get away with a half in here for less than £2 - and so it transpired, with my half of Rudolph Nose Best rockin' in at exactly £2. I wouldn't have been surprised had it been more.

It's had a makeover since the last time I wandered past last year. There was a young man standing in the bar who welcomed me like some sort of wannabe maitre d'; but it is nonetheless nice to be welcomed. All the walls are painted crimson and the tables all have a little sprig of flowers on them, and of course the obligatory large glass jars of nuts are behind the bar. Rather surprisingly there are no sofas, but there are some tall tables/tall stools as well as some banquettes and normal tables and chairs that look a bit like re-cycled dining room furniture. Nothing wrong with that of course. There was some pop music playing a bit too loudly for my taste, but I accept that I'm one of those strange peole who prefer it to be totally absent. But on the plus side there are no fruit machines or others of their ilk, and in fact I didn't see a TV although there may have been one tucked unobtrusively away somewhere.

They do hot food, with burgers in the £10 - £11.50 range, and other main meals the same sort of price. There are a couple of large vases with floral displays in them, and when I was in a chap came into the pub to change them over. Although the pub's fairly upmarket and a bit gastro, it ticked the ale quality box, so is worth dropping in for a swift one if you're in the area. It's not cheap though.

On 11th January 2014 - rating: 5
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2nd Oct 2016, 16:59
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2nd Oct 2016, 14:48
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Ground floor disabled toilet - last updated 12 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
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Last inspected: September 3rd 2015
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