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The Square Tavern, NW1

26 Tolmers Square
Phone: 02073886010

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Square Tavern

Hidden away in a small square (but don't expect the typical London area of leafy greenery, more the sort of scruffy courtyard to be found in a technical college that has somehow become the University of Somewhere-you-have-never-heard-of). The pub interior was probably thought to be modern by the architect, but the ceiling used to seem to be too low and was thus used to be quite gloomy inside with dark decor and semi-traditional furniture (but things have improved substantially following a refurbishment). Also has a few wooden benches outside. Italian food menu. Now a Ram Pub Co house, Ordinary is still a regular from the two banks of three handpumps, with Twickenham's Naked Ladies also usually available (plus some other mainstream beers sometimes offered). Overall, a bit dull, but not a bad option if things are a bit frantic elsewhere. NB - Open Monday to Friday only.

On 9th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Square Tavern

The signage proclaims this to be a Young's pub, but the only Young's ale on was their Bitter, but also on were Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute, and Twickenham Naked ladies (£1.90 a half). Clipboard menus are on the tables, with pizze at £10.50 a pop, and other stuff is not overly expensive for the area - the standard burger with blue cheese, onions, bacon and fries is £9.50.

This is a modern, new build (80s I think) blockhouse style pub (well named as the Square Tavern) in a new build residential development. Inside, the servery takes up most of the pub space; it's nicely carpeted, has a couple of tall tables/tall stools, but is mainly furnished with normal tables and chairs. The dartboard is still there, and has apparently suffered considerable use over the years. When I was in there was a mix of apparent regular locals and office workers in there.

40 to 50 years ago I would have thought a pub like this to be the bee's knees, and maybe in 50 - 100 years time if it's still standing my successors will be enthusing about the heritage value of an unspoilt 1980s pub, but just at the moment it's not really my favourite style of pub. But having said that, it's definitely still a real pub.

On 9th November 2015 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Square Tavern

This pub was better than expected and is well described below. Very busy with office workers despite my 8.45 pm Wednesday visit. So full in fact that I knew I'd wait an age to get served so actually went to another pub. That said this place very much resembles a hotel bar. Twickenham Brewery's Naked Ladies was on pump. I'd come here again but I wouldn't make an effort to do so.

On 2nd October 2015 - rating: 4
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hondo . left this review about The Square Tavern

Young's pub hidden away just off the main drag. Italian food served. Open mon - frid.

On 31st October 2014 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about The Square Tavern

This place was better than I was expecting as I approached from down the alley and into the housing estate. There was a mixed crowd of estate inhabitants and local office workers who were enjoying a boisterous game of darts. The pub interior is nothing special and the café type tables in the square outside aren't in the best location sitting below the numerous council flats.

My Bombardier was ok and Youngs Ordinary was also available alongside Staropramen and a range of standard draught. The barmaid wasn't the most cheerful, but she was polite and served me promptly.

This place is ok, but I think that I will go to one of the many better pubs on the other side of the Euston Road when I'm next in the area.

On 29th May 2009 - rating: 5
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Philip Carter left this review about The Square Tavern

Modern Youngs pub. Sells real ale. Serves food all day. Has an outside drinking area. Pay a visit.

On 15th February 2008 - rating: 6
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