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Bucks Head, Camden Town, NW1

202 Camden High Street
NW1
NW1 8QR
Phone: 02072841513
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Bucks Head

A street corner music pub with Truman's signage still visible on one side,the tap room is square with a raised section in the apex at the front,a large banquette at the rear and lots of room for vertical drinking around the bar.It was all hectic and noisy on my Saturday afternoon visit but no sign of live music at that time.There is a staircase to a small roof terrace under an awning with about 6 tables which was a decent escape from the throng downstairs.
Two handpumps among the keg dross but on ordering the Landlord told it was off ,without reversing the clip which is bad practice.Had to make do with a half of London Pride (NBSS 2.5) at a rip off £3.65.
Leave it to the young folk who know no better.

On 29th October 2023 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2748 recommendations about 2748 pubs]


Moby Duck left this review about Bucks Head

A single roomed pub with a London/music theme in the decor. Three handpums with a trio of beers unchanged from PSMs review below, Pride, Doom Bar and Landlord, I didn't fancy any of those so settled for a Beavertown Neck Oil. Not a pub I'd make a beeline for apart from being the only pub in the close vicinity open before noon.

On 3rd September 2023 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1889 recommendations about 1862 pubs]


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Pub SignMan left this review about Bucks Head

This is the first pub you reach if you head North from Camden Town tube station, so I suspect the place gets a fair bit of passing trade based on that geographical factor alone. As it turns out, it’s actually not too bad an option and certainly didn’t stand out as being any better or worse that the few other pubs further up the road. It’s a typical, boxy bare boarded room with the servery down the left-hand wall and plenty of seating opposite. The bar has a modern tongue and groove panelled counter with a fairly plain bar back painted in a dark shade and lined with fairy lights and gold framed promotional blackboards. The seating opposite mainly comprises basic tables and chairs, plus a few mid height chairs, one high table with bar stools under the front windows and a raised platform to the front right with some comfy padded banquettes. There were shelves here stuffed with board games and a TV screen above was showing muted World Cup football. To the rear, beyond the bar, there’s an addition seating area that has been decorated with loads of Camden/Swinging Sixties themed pictures. The whole pub is painted the same dark shade as the bar back but has been livened up with some collages made from old record sleeves and the like. Signs pointed the way to a rooftop garden, but on a cold evening, I declined the invitation.
There were three handpulls on the bar serving Fullers London Pride and Taylors landlord, with a Sharps Doom Bar clip reversed on the final handle. The landlord clocked in at £5.85 for a pint, which is probably about par for the course in this tourist-centric part of town, and it was in pretty good nick, to the point that I stayed and had a second. The pub was rammed on my Saturday evening visit, but the staff kept things turning over quickly at the bar and the door staff must be some of the friendliest I’ve ever encountered.
I thought this was a decent enough place with a well-kept pint of Landlord, a lively atmosphere and plenty of comfy seating options. It doesn’t really stand out all that much from the crowd and I’m sure in a few months’ time I’ll struggle to differentiate it in my mind from several other nearby Camden boozers, but it worked well for some pre-gig beers, and I wouldn’t moan if I got dragged back here again.

On 20th March 2023 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Camden Road, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bucks Head, NW1
29th Oct 2023, 09:00
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
29th Oct 2023, 08:38
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Terrace signed - last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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