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Victoria Stakes, N10

1 Muswell Hill
N10 3TH
Phone: 02088151793

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Steve of N21 left this review about Victoria Stakes

A good looking gastro pub in Muswell Hill just opposite the road entrance to Alexander Palace, which actually suffered a fairly damaging fire just after the last review and was repaired and redecorated and reopened in late 2017.
The pub has three main areas, primarily the main bar area downstairs, the restaurant upstairs and an outside courtyard area under a glass cover roof which is imaginatively branded as The Yard.
The two inside areas are still wooden floored with mainly wooden table and chair seating and the usual pastel shades gastro colour scheme.
The bar has a bank of six hand pump and there are usually four ales provided on these and for my recent visit these included Dark Star Hop Head, Hammerton N1 Pale Ale and a very passable Tiny Rebel Stay Puft Porter. For some reason I inexplicably failed to note down the fourth one.
It was fairly quiet for my recent late Friday afternoon visit but had the advantage that most others in were drinking and not dining. I find this a comfortable pub in which to grab a beer, but concur with the previous reviewer it’s probably better suited for taking your better half to for a bite to eat.

On 18th January 2020 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Victoria Stakes

Victoria Stakes is a smart looking pub that is situated at the bottom of Muswell Hill and faces a very busy road junction.
Once inside there is a squarish shaped room with the bar facing,the room is bare boarded,the seating normal tables and chairs,the front left area is down two steps.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Purity UBU which was a very nice drink,the other beer noted was Hopback Summer Lightening.
I presume there was a dining area upstairs,the main bar area was empty apart from me.
The background music was crap.
I thought this was a pleasant pub,the sort to take your wife to.

Pub visited 4/8/2016

On 25th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Victoria Stakes

Quite an attractive food-led pub, although the basic wooden benches out front detract from the external appearance a bit. Very busy when I called by, with a clientele to match the gastro-pub furniture and decor. Separate dining room for those seeking a Sunday roast. Garden advertised (but not visited). Three of four handpumps in service, offering Tribute, Purity Mad Goose and Sambrooks Wandle (£3.90).

On 15th March 2014 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Victoria Stakes

I was in here last Friday afternoon and although it was dead I could imagine it being very good with the right crowd and less of the depressing blues music. The beer garden was shut, but hopefully it is now open with all this bright sunshine we've been having this week. I saw signs for a restaurant upstairs and I thought that the downstairs seating was plentiful and well laid out with a sunken part by the windows. You can spot the gates to Alexandra Palace through a sea of cars and traffic lights.

Normal lagers plus some premium on offer alongside Addlestones, Wessex Red and Whippet of Oz.

This is not a bad pub and the walk down the hill from Muswell Hill is nice, but I'm not sure it is worth the walk home again.

On 8th May 2008 - rating: 6
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