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The Wellington, Turnpike Lane, N8

279 Green Lanes
N8 0QY

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Komakino . left this review about The Wellington

Now rather overtly an Irish bar - a blackboard as you enter proclaims that "Live Sport Shown Here Weekly" comprises Soccer, Football, Horse Racing and GAA. Several screens dotted around a room already well-described below (some on, some off), with the addition of a pool table at the far rear right plus dartboard. No real ale - a single stump was unclipped: a 500ml bottle of Fuller's London Pride was £3.60. My weeknight visit found raised and colourful Irish accents, which may have accounted for the on-the-ball barmaid's decision to turn up Heart FM to a slightly uncomfortable level (although, ashamedly, I did find myself tapping a foot along to a Rihanna song whilst scribing this). As Al mentions, it's there as you exit Turnpike Lane Tube - up to you whether you choose to venture inside or not.

On 23rd May 2018 - rating: 2
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Wellington

The Wellington is on the opposite corner to Turnpike Lane tube station.
It looks like a single story pub from the outside,i was not expecting too much from this pub but it was there so had to be done.
Once inside there is a single oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is on the front right side,the room is bare boarded the seating bench type and normal tables and chairs,there is a small stage on the right side.
There were no real ales on the bar which was no surprise,i had a drink of keg Worthington Cream flow which was pretty crap.
There were a few TVs showing horse racing.
A pretty poor pub that was almost empty on my Thursday dinner visit.

Pub visited 6/8/2016

On 8th September 2016 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Wellington

I walked past this today and it was clearly open. There was a blackboard outside advertising them showing some boring sporting event or other and Karaoke. Despite being unable to contain my excitement at this prospect I carried on to Turnpike Lane tube to get back to familiar surroundings.

Note the pictures showing a Burger King are the original Watney's pub building which is now a Costa Coffee. The current Wellington is in Turnpike Lane on the West side of the original pub.

On 5th July 2013 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about

I should have known when I saw the disco lights blazing through the windows at 18:00 on a Tuesday evening. The camp barman singing along to X Factor confirmed that I had walked into a gay bar. Thankfully he and the 2 other punters were very friendly – Not too friendly mind!

There is limited seating around the walls and plenty of standing/dancing room. There is also a pool table towards the back of the bar, but I can't envisage any reason why I would ever find myself in here again to play on it.

On 29th October 2008 - rating: 3
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john mcgraw left this review about The Wellington

CLOSED. Now a Burger King (06/05/07)

On 7th May 2007 - no rating submitted
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