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The Elgin, W9

255 Elgin Avenue
W9
W9 1NJ
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Elgin

This corner building is now more cafe than pub,and the dark grey external colour scheme now looks a bit of a cliche.It's quite small inside with an initial area of dining tables,a mid building bar to the left side and then a series of sofas at the far end,with a few high tables arranged down the long side.Lots of exposed brick meets the eye.
There is a keg gantry on the bar with 10 taps,giving a wide selection of beer styles.There is a house lager,Hopf Helle Weisse,Elgin & Hopstuff Lemon Saison (£3 half,flavours a little indistinct),Four Pure Oatmeal Stout,Partisan Aged Saison,Gipsy Hill Hepcat,Wide Beer Bibble,a sparkling cider and other kegs I failed to note.Cakes and coffee also litter the bar,and the food menu is split with a breakfasty/lunch menu until 4pm,then a dinner menu from 5pm.Lots of punters were eating,and I took refuge on a sofa to consume my beer.Trendy muzak wasn't unpleasant.
If you are starting out into the world of keg beers,you may choose to come here to sample a variety of styles but this won't be cheap.It just doesn't feel the kind of bar to hang out for a large session,and as a pub it lacks many elements.

On 6th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Elgin

13th April 2013:

This pub has recently reopened after being refurbished and overall it's an improvement. Much of the interior's bare brick has been retained with the welcome addition of some rather nice glazed tiles. Some rather heavy duty architectural metalwork has also been installed in the form of bannisters and strange metal grilles to the upper stairs. The lavatories now have steel checkerplate flooring, some bare stone walls and bulkhead lamps with exposed metal trunking. Drinks are dispensed from some strange wooden contraption fixed to the bar which looks as if it were cobbled together by Handy Andy using cast offs retrieved from a skip. Beer names are applied to this in miniature using Dymo tape; you can't see what's on offer without leaning over the bar hogs. Suffice to say, this pub isn't exactly a hotbed of real ale delivery.

To the left of the single side bar is a selection of cakes. They aren't covered which I'm sure is a trifle unhygeneic; is that dessicated coconut on top or dandruff? Furniture is a little eclectic with much of the seating being second hand tubular steel and plywood stools.

In general I found this pub to be a little faux industrial. This concept might work in Camden Town or Covent Garden but I don't see how it fits in here. With the Warrington, Prince Albert and the newly refurbished Truscott Arms all just round the corner, there's certainly better locally. Still, the pub was full mid-week with a young crowd and there's no reason to avoid this pub, I just can't see any real reason to pay a visit.

17th April 2016:

A pint of Meantime's Yakima Red ploughed a £5.35 hole in my wallet - I won't be back.

On 18th April 2016 - rating: 3
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Elgin

This one functions much more as a café / restaurant nowadays. The interior is well described below and the white tiled bar area gives more prominence to cakes and croissants and the coffee making machine than it does to alcohol.
There is still a range of draft taps that actually were offering a decent range of chilled Craft brews including beers from Camden and Meantime breweries and my half of Camden Ink Stout , pitched at a restaurant level £2.30 was actually very pleasant, once it had thawed out and I could taste it. Also a chalk board advertised three 1/3 pint tastings for £5. Also I did notice bottled offerings from the Crate and Beavertown breweries in the fridge behind the serving area as well
But the focus is definitely on food and you get the impression that they move more coffee than they do beer here now.
Won’t leave a rating as it’s not really a pub by my interpretation and my lunchtime visit didn’t give any clue to how it functions as a bar in the evening, if at all.

On 19th May 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Kilburn High Road, 0.67 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
South Hampstead, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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6th Jan 2019, 11:18
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
6th Jan 2019, 11:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No - Keg/craft ale only. - last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 17 August 2015 by Tris C
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