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Camden Head, Camden Town, NW1

100 Camden High Street
NW1
NW1 0LU
Phone: 02074854019
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Pub SignMan left this review about Camden Head

This street corner, just a short walk down the High Street from Camden tube station, has been knocked about a fair bit over the years and presents a bit of a sorry sight these days. You enter into a bare boarded front seating area with three-quarter height wall panelling and an island servery opposite. The bar has a dark wood counter, but no bar back, due to the way the room has been opened out, with a pillar covered in various bank notes from around the world behind Perspex casing being about as close as you’re going to get. Padded banquettes run around the perimeter under large plain windows, gig posters and a unhealthy amount of fairy lights. The room narrows as it passes the bar to the right and via a passage to the left, before opening out again into a rear seating area that almost mirrors the front part of the pub. The seating back here is more basic and there is a lot more dark wood and fewer windows, whilst decor revolves around a simple pub mirror and loads more fairy lights. A half-decent indie soundtrack was playing throughout my visit and there are comedy nights in the attached venue every night according to a neon sign in the front window. The menu includes something called a ‘Smoking Burger’, which is served under a glass dome. When the dome is lifted by the diner, a plume of ‘flavoured’ smoke wafts out, which is quite a fun bit of theatre to watch but could well stink the pub out if a load of them were ordered at once.
There’s no cask ale on the bar, but some effort has been made to source some well known craft keg options such as Five Points Pale and Beavertown Gamma Ray, none of which come cheap of course. The bar staff were very nice and there was an interesting customer mix of the sort that makes pub-going in Camden quite fun at times.
I didn’t particularly like this place, which made me feel like I was drinking in the ruins of a proper pub. The refurbishments have stripped out any character and identity the pub might once have had, leaving a couple of cheerless seating areas from which to drink expensive keg beers. The staff and people watching were the only real plus points for me and I won’t be deviating from my usual Camden watering holes in favour of this place in the future.

On 23rd January 2019 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about Camden Head

Reverted back to its original name of the Camden Head in 2009 and this is every bit the Camden bar, with the exception that it comes across as more of a transients' destination, for people who don't really know Camden, but come here because of its prominence.
A first the other night and the reviews below still hold sway, except that despite not being that busy, we didn't get served despite our five-minute stint at the bar.
Ales: just Sambrook's Wandle and that's it. A return visit? No way, Jose.

On 14th October 2016 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Camden Head

Dark, loud and busy inside. A few wooden benches outside. Fiver handpumps, offering Greene King IPA and Fireside (£3.90), Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter and a cider. OK for a quick pint, but not a place to linger.

On 28th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Camden Road, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Camden Head, NW1
23rd Jan 2019, 23:44
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
17th May 2017, 00:56
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger orientated. - last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 October 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 March 2018 by Komakino .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 1am
Monday12noon - 1am
Tuesday12noon - 1am
Wednesday12noon - 1am
Thursday12noon - 2am
Friday12noon - 3am
Saturday12noon - 3am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: November 22nd 2016
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