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Stag & Hounds, N9

371 Bury Street West
N9 9JR
Phone: 02083607412

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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Rex Rattus left this review about Stag & Hounds

This is an Ember Inns pub (and restaurant of course) so you're going to get something half decent to drink. This one had on London Pride, Doom Bar, Adnam's Broadside, something called Ember Pale Ale (brewed by Black Sheep), and Brakspear's Bitter (£150 a half). Trays of condiments plus illustrated menus are on all the tables advertising the usual pub grub - as an example, cod & chips is £9.49.

The pub now has the usual Ember Inns hotel lounge look. It's a very large pub - a room on the left looks like it was being used as a dining room, although I'm sure I could have sat there had I wanted to. The room then wraps itself around the front and to the right of the servery. It's carpeted throughout, has a few tall tables/tall stools, but more than enough normal tables and chairs. There were muted TVs around the place, as well as fruit machines unfortunately, but that's to be expected in a pub like this. When I was in there early afternoon on Friday there were still a few people dining, plus a smattering of people enjoying a quiet drink.

It obviously lacks the intimacy and homeliness of a traditional pub, but at least it's a survivor even if it's now a member of the corporate pub and dining club.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about Stag & Hounds

Built in 1925, the Stag & Hounds is a quite typical suburban inter-war complete with the mock Tudor exterior that was all the rage in pub building at the time.

The carpeted L shaped interior has been tastefully modernised and is quite spacious and comfortable. The décor is quite plain but pleasant with an interesting collection of vases being the one thing that caught my eye. It did feel like it would appeal more to diners than drinkers but that shouldn’t be a reason not to give the place a go. There is a car park and attractive beer garden when the weather allows.

It is currently part of the Ember Inns chain who I find are a notch above the general PubCo approach. 3 ales were available, (Adnams Lighthouse, Cropton Royal Union and Caledonian Flying Dutchman) of which I had a pint of each during my stay and quality was consistently good and prices reasonable enough. We made a point of eating here as there didn’t seem to be anywhere comparable in the area and the food was very good, promptly served and value for money with most main courses under a tenner.

It wasn’t busy for a Saturday lunchtime (despite Spurs playing at home that day) but it seemed friendly and welcoming enough place and I certainly couldn’t fault the attentive staff.

There isn’t much around this residential area that would make this a destibation for anyone other than the locals but you will do far worse than stopping off if pasing by.

On 2nd November 2011 - rating: 7
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BobOs . left this review about Stag & Hounds

I spent much of my youth in here and I'd not been in for many years, but quite surprised to find it little changed other than the staff. Still a friendly pub with good beer and a modest menu. Just what the average pub should be.

On 16th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about Stag & Hounds

There are records of there being an Inn on this location since the mid 18th Century when Bury Street was a small rural village. The current large Edwardian building was erected in 1925 and was originally a three bar traditional public, saloon and small snug bar set up. And it remained this way all the way up to a few years ago when it was taken over by Ember Inns and knocked into one large internal space.
In saying that for me it’s one of the better Ember Inn’s makeovers, in that it’s large enough to have several distinct different areas , mostly with table set up but then others with the ubiquitous comfy sofa’s these places have.
Although it lost 50% of the outside garden for car parking space during the makeover , there is still enough of a garden space for pleasant enough outside drinking.
The food menu is the usual Ember Inns fair and the couple of times I’ve eaten here its been perfectly OK.
Usually three hand pumps on the go which as well as London Pride or Courage Best include two guests from the rotating Ember Inns seasonal lists, and again the beers are generally OK.
So in my experience, whilst the Stag and Hounds is not a brilliant pub, it remains as a solid public house providing a good service to the deserving clientele of Bush Hill Park and Edmonton..

On 18th March 2009 - rating: 6
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