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The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, NW5

389 Kentish Town Road
NW5
NW5 2TJ
Phone: 02074855358
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bull & Gate

The Bull Gate is a decent looking pub that is a very short walk from Kentish Town train station.
Once inside the bar faces in a single dog legged shaped room which runs roughly to the rear left.
The room is bare boarded and the seating is Pew seats and chairs and normal tables and chairs,there were menus on the tables but you could sit anywhere,there is a separate dining room to the rear left.
The pub is now a Youngs tied house,there were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Youngs Bitter,which went down well,the other real ales were Youngs Hummingbird and Trumans Two Halfs.
The pub was almost empty on my Friday dinner visit as i got in just after 11am.
I thought this was a decent pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 2/6/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bull & Gate

Taken over by Young's and comprehensively refurbished since my last visit in 2013, this iconic pub is now very much in the Geronimo Inns mould now (particularly the Boulogne Bar upstairs with its sofas, chandeliers, grand piano and early jazz background music). The main bar is still more basically furnished, with limited decor, although things go upmarket again in the substantial rear dining room. Ordinary, Special, an IPA from Backyard Brewhouse and Aspall's Temple Moon cider available from four of five handpumps on each of two banks, with reversed Doom Bar clips also noted. Very different these days, but still worth a visit if heading to the O2 Forum or otherwise in the area.

On 14th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bull & Gate

First time to visit since the refurb and although the loss of the music venue will be mourned by those of us who enjoyed it back in the day, cannot argue that the resulting change is overall a better pub. And seems to be working as it was certainly one of the busier pubs in the area on this late Saturday afternoon.
Well described by Tris below and I too was well enamored by the Boulogne Bar with its velvet armchairs, crystal chandeliers and opulent fireplaces.
Four of the five pumps were dispensing Youngs Beers including Bitter, Special and London Gold and then the fifth had a very passable Trumans Swift as a guest.
Much smarter and more comfortable than before and a much improved ale choice than the lone pump that was available back in the day

On 4th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kentish Town, 0.11 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Gospel Oak, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bull & Gate, NW5
6th Aug 2017, 17:13
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6th Aug 2017, 16:38
Review submitted by Alan Winfield

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby and parent mornings each Tuesday from 11.00 am. - last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Doggy treats provided - last updated 21 July 2015 by Will Larter
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 07 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Jazz Wednesday - Sunday in separate bar. - last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Young's. - last updated 19 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by Tris C
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