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The Cobden Arms, Mornington Crescent, NW1

30 Camden High Street
NW1
NW1 0JH
Phone: 02072092472
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cobden Arms

Inconspicuous pub in the middle of a parade of shops at the south end of Camden High Street near Mornington Crescent underground station. Modest rectangular bar with a central column and two small additional seating areas located up separate half-flights of stairs at the back. Fairly traditional furniture and decor, with a couple of TV screens and some background music. Landlord (£4.20) and the regular Sharp's Atlantic available from the two handpumps on this visit.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Cobden

This is a relatively modern shop conversion named after the 19th century statesman Richard Cobden, whose statue is diagonally opposite. In effect this is a down at heel estate pub in all but location which seems to attract an older crowd and has a slight Irish flavour. A split level interior, furniture is conventional, the pub is bare boarded and music was muted. There were several TVs showing sport with the sound down; the landlord reminded me of a short version of Lurch from The Addams Family. The lavatories are scummy and sport graffiti.
Ales: Sharp's Doom Bar and Atlantic at £2.20 a half which is very steep for this part of Camden, let alone this type of pub.
This sort of place simply isn't my thing so there's no chance of a return visit.

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 2
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Rex Rattus left this review about Cobden Arms

This is a popular high street bar that looks like a shop conversion. It certainly no longer seems to be Irish themed as it clearly was when the previous reviewer visited. The main room as you enter has the bar counter alongside the right hand wall. It's bare boarded and furnished mainly with normal tables and chairs, with a few tall stools at a ledge around a central pillar. Up a few steps at the back is a carpeted area with more standard furnishings. Decor on the walls is miscellaneous prints, including a black and white montage of Hollywood greats. There were a couple of TVs on, one showing Sky Sports, and the other an ancient episode of The High Chaparral. Both were muted in favour of some pop music which I reckon made the showing of The High Chaparral even more pointless than it otherwise would have been.

There were a couple of ales on - Sharp's Doom Bar and Atlantic (£2.05 a half). The tables didn't have menus on them (though they did have sprigs of flowers), but at the far end of the bar counter is a now rarely seen glass fronted heated food servery, with available food written on a chalkboard behind it. Sarnies are around £4 or so, with chips an extra £1.30, and with jacket potatoes at around £4.80 or so. Although not priced on the chalkboard, the food servery contained what looked like a large homemade pie of some kind.

This pub was quite a bit better than its minimalist signage and black painted frontage suggests. It's a useful place to have around when one needs to escape from the rain, but it's a bit gloomy (the weather didn't help there) and doesn't really have much in the way of pub character. But the food seemed OK and at reasonable prices, and it did have a couple of real ales on.

On 30th August 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Camden Road, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai. - last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky. - last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 October 2016 by Tris C
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Last inspected: November 2nd 2017
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