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The Elephants Head, Camden Town, NW1

224 Camden High Street
NW1
NW1 8QR
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Moby Duck left this review about The Elephants Head

A very busy pub due to its location, long and narrow inside it had quite a vibrant and quirky feel, for Rex's benifit from the previous review, the Wurlitzer Jukebox is still present. On the beer front it's disapointing, a general theme in Camden Town with only London Pride On, I went keg with Brixton Reliance Pale Ale. Again in this part of town, I quite liked the pub, the beer left more to be desired.

On 20th December 2021 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Elephants Head

This pub is in the centre of Camden tourist central, and was thus quite busy when we visited on a Monday lunchtime. It's still as described by previous reviewers, and although I didn't spot the Wurlitzer juke box they mention, it doesn't mean that it wasn't still there somewhere. Our attention was drawn immediately to the bar counter front, which was embellished with extravagant wooden Gothic arches(!), and the antique bar back. It looks an impressive pub from the outside with its original brewery brown tiling, and hanging baskets full of colourful petunias.

They still do London Pride and Elephant's Head Bitter (£4.60 for two halves). They do a pub grub menu at lunchtime, but I didn't scrutinise the menu. This is a pretty decent pub, although a bit too touristy for my taste, with loud pop music being played. Fair enough for a swift one though, and the Elephant's Head house beer (Caledonian 80/- apparently) was in good condition.

On 7th September 2018 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Elephants Head

This is a Georgian pub, dating from 1832 when it was built as the brewery tap for the Elephant's Head brewery across the road, which still displays its old livery. The once illuminated Courage sign to the side of the pub hints at past ownership and although it's around 25 years since I was last in here its a definite improvement on its old self and seems to have been improved relative to some of the earlier reviews, below.
There's an attractive tiled floor and Wurlitzer-style jukebox to the rear where once a pool table held court. Furniture is traditional with peripheral wooden settles. Overall it's quite pubby, though the music is a little loud. Clients are mainly locals and tourists - the Camden Weird Brigade are conspicuous by their absence.
Ales: Fuller's London Pride and Elephant's Head at £2.20 a half and fine.
I'd return if in the area but wouldn't go out of my way to actually be in this area.

On 4th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Camden Road, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Elephants Head, NW1
20th Dec 2021, 11:49
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
6th Feb 2021, 20:06
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
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