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The Elephants Head, Camden Town, NW1

224 Camden High Street
NW1
NW1 8QR
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Elephants Head

Long and thin street corner boozer with some very good exterior glazed tiling in brown and some pleasing features inside.The tap room has quarry tiling and is open plan but the kinked ,long bar hints at a previous two room layout as confirmed by the side entrance door to the rear area.The bar front is very attractive,wood carved in a church cloister pattern .There is a raised section at the front,a stand alone drinking shelf further back,with most of the traditional seating at the rear.The soundtrack wasn't too loud and well selected rock and blues standards.The Wurlitzer juke box was out of action.The service was swift and the punters inside seemed less transient than at most of the other pubs I visited in Camden.The interior was surprisingly calm compared with the chaos outside,this is young tourist central .
The biggest let down was the ale,with just a single London Pride handpump,served far too cold and out of condition (NBSS 1.5) and a total rip off at £3.85.
Marks awarded from the fabric of the pub ,great shame about the beer.

On 29th October 2023 - rating: 6
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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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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
29th Oct 2023, 08:54
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
29th Oct 2023, 08:50
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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