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Draft House Camden Road, NW1

102-104 Camden Road
NW1
NW1 9EA
Phone: 02074854530
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Pub SignMan left this review about Draft House Camden Road

This is another example of the Draft House chain taking on and reviving a failing pub, in this case the Eagle, which in recent years traded as a trendy bar and burger joint called The Grand Union. It's a fairly large premises with front, rear and side rooms and a very large C-shaped servery down the right hand side of the building. You enter to the main front bar area which has exposed floorboards and the servery along the back wall. The bar has a traditional dark wood counter and contemporary white tiled bar back with raised banquette seating around the perimeter of the room supported by high stools and a drinking ledge to the left. The walls have been painted in dark shades, as has the lincrusta ceiling, although it doesn't feel especially gloomy in here, and the open space for vertical drinking opposite the bar gives the room an airy feel. The right hand wall has a large mural painted on it which is titled 'Camden Rock Map' and charts the venues, artists and genres of music to have originated in or played a part of the neighbourhood's history. A partitioning wall to the left screens a smaller, wedge-shaped dining area full of standard tables and chairs under large windows with minimal decor. The bar runs towards the rear down the left side of the main room, eventually emerging in a good sized, smart rear room where a lot more standard seating can be found alongside some nice bench booths, an open kitchen and a disproportionately large amount of neon lighting. A couple of TV screens could be seen dotted around the pub, but these were switched off in favour of a pretty good rock music soundtrack.
Despite having a number of handpulls around the servery, only one was in action, dispensing Siren Yulu for £3.85 a pint. A fairly mainstream craft keg selection focused on breweries like Brewdog and Meantime, doesn't reflect this chain's usual commitment to providing interesting small batch beers, so may have been a temporary aberration. The Yulu was in pretty good nick and was eventually served to me by one of the particularly slow and unfriendly bar staff.
I'd visited this place previously and found no cask ale available, and with just the one handpull in action on my most recent visit, I have to wonder how committed they are to real ale. that remains my main reservation about this place which otherwise offers a couple of nice rooms in which to settle down and enjoy the beer on offer. It's still not the great pub that Camden is crying out for, but it's a good addition to the area's pub scene and worth checking out to see what they have on.

On 2nd December 2019 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Draft House Camden Road

Large corner pub opposite station. Central bar with seating around, has some American diner style areas. 3 real ales of dubious quality. A bit hit & miss.

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about Draft House Camden Road

A large corner pub with a bit of a cafe/diner feel about it, there were six handpumps at the bar, somewhat surprisingly and disappointingly none were on. I had a half of Camden Pale on tap which was good but very expensive at £2.55. My visit here did not Impress.

On 18th November 2017 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Camden Road, 0.06 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Draft House Camden Road, NW1
2nd Dec 2019, 15:05
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2nd Nov 2019, 08:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 September 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 March 2018 by Komakino .
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