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The Catcher in the Rye, Finchley Central, N3

319 Regents Park Road
N3
N3 1DP
Phone: 02083434369

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Catcher in the Rye

The ale choice in here was quite good. There was six on, but included the usual suspects of Doom Bar and London Pride. The other four were Jaipur; Redemption Rock the Kasbek; and the By the Horns pair of Stiff Upper Lip and Hopadelic. The Hopadelic was £2.80 a half!! They do food - the fish & chips is £12.

On the left is bar cum restaurant area, containing a small bar counter but with no handpumps. I entered into this room, but moved swiftly up a couple of steps on the right to a small room which contained the bit of bar counter that housed the handpumps. There were a couple of tall tables/tall stools in the window bay. Further to the right is an area with large booths with fixed bench seating. I sat in the small room in the middle, which had on the walls some pretentious looking small photographs in large frames leaving too much white space. Personally I don't see why the photos shouldn't be large enough to be able to see properly, but that's just my opinion. There's a bit of seating outside at the front.

The beer's good here, with three ales from London microbreweries, but it's mightily expensive. I doubt whether I'll be in here again.

On 7th April 2019 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about Catcher In The Rye

Dark grey painted interior with little rooms off the main bar.Quiet pub on my visit.Three cask beers inc Old Speckled Hen and Ohanlons -yellowhammer which was ok.Not for me.

On 20th December 2014 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Catcher In The Rye

This place is a gastro pub with the usual dark gastro décor and absence of electric lighting as apparently a candle on each table will suffice. This isn't 1974 and I'm not on a three day week, so stop being so tight and switch on the lights.

The pub has lots of small little sections making it a good place to go on a first date or if you don't want to look at the misses all night! The bar is at the front of the pub and I found the barman to be friendly enough. The Lancaster Bomber that I had was very good and Adnams was also available alongside some premium lagers.

If I was a woman or a fan of gastro pubs I'd have probably loved it in here, but I'm neither and I found this place to be lacking any atmosphere during my weekend visit, so I cannot see myself returning.

On 21st April 2009 - rating: 6
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