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The Tufnell Park Tavern, Tufnell Park, N7

162 Tufnell Park Road
N7 0EE
Phone: 02072816113

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Tris C left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

As mentioned, this is tentatively a flat roofed pub but one that is Victorian - I don't know if it has been truncated at some point. A return visit after just the one made almost 30 years ago and I seem to remember it being more of a music venue, or at least appeared to be one; no longer.
Essentially this is just one big plain stripped out rectilinear drinking space with a side room seemingly made over for dining - the main drinking room is L-shaped and décor is in effect non-existent, though I did spot one modern painting on a wall. The floor is modern bare boarded with mixed, seemingly reclaimed and chunky wooden furniture with some leatherette button-back sofas, two clustered around the log burning stove. As a result, acoustics are very poor. The walls are part t 'n' g panelled, painted black then the walls are white up to the black ceiling, to which are attached some modern spot lamps. To the rear is some exposed ductwork. There's a large, central canteen-style bar with a chunky wood top and black field panelled front. To the rear there's a spacious decked garden where a farmers' market is held on Saturday - all very Tufnell Park.
Ales: My Generation Beer Co.'s Session Pale Ale, Gale's ESB and UBU's Purity at a very reasonable £4.00 a pint and ok.
This is a very bland pub - neither homely nor cosy. It's a modest walk to either The Junction Tavern (NW5) or The Swimmer at The Grafton (N7) but worth it.

On 13th September 2017 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

The Tufnell Park Tavern is a flat roofed pub that is a short walk from Tufnell Park tube station.
The pub looked quite smart from the outside and is in what i would consider a posh looking area.
Once inside there is a large dog legged shaped room with the bar on the mid right side,the room is bare boarded,there are settees on the left side and normal tables and chairs elsewhere,the rear left area is set aside for diners and was not in use on my Friday dinner visit.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Purity Mad Goose which was a decent drink,the other real ales were Gales HSB and Tufnell Park Bitter.
There was decent background music playing.
I thought this was a comfortable and smart pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 2/6/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

Large, detached building with a plain (verging on the austere) main façade. Inside, there is a brightly-lit daytime café, quite a spacious 'L'-shaped bar (albeit with less seating than you might imagine) and a formal side dining area. Also has a row of wooden picnic benches out front and a patio beer garden to the rear. Two of three handpumps in operation, offering Broadside and Purity Mad Goose (£4.00), with the 'house' Pale unavailable.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

Unusually for central London, this is a large, stand-alone building in the middle of a long straight road. It's about five minutes' walk from Tufnell Park tube station. It's very spacious, with high ceilings. There are menus on blackboards, which looked fairly imaginative (the menus, not the blackboards). Most of the tables are fairly chunky, with a few old kitchen tables for variety, and there are a couple of sofas. Despite the emphasis on food, there were no off-putting cooking smells.

On the bar are four hand pumps, with three beers available at the time of my visit. I had Hackney Best Bitter 4.4% and Trumans Runner 4.0%, the other was a rebadged house beer from Marstons, possibly EPA. Both the beers I tried were spot on: in excellent condition, very well-balanced English beers with nothing of the tropical fruit about them. Prices were around the £4 mark, which is normal for this area. Well worth the walk from the tube and the best pub of those I have tried in this area.

On 29th April 2015 - rating: 7
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