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The Pineapple, NW5

51 Leverton Street
NW5
NW5 2NX
Phone: 02072844631
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Pineapple

Backstreet boozer in a well-heeled area of Kentish Town. The room wraps itself around the central bar, with further seating in a conservatory at the rear. Beyond that is a garden area.

My only previous visit here was back in 2011 and little appears to have changed. Although I don't recall seeing the conservatory back then. I seem to recall my last visit being on a busy Saturday afternoon, when there was no seating to be had when I wandered in. This time, a Monday visit gave us an opportunity to grab a table. But it really doesn't take much to fill the pub.

The house beer is Marston's Pineapple. 4 guests were Dorking Five Claw, Gun Parebellum, Oakham Citra & Laine Breaker. Real cider is no longer stocked. Certainly a good Kentish Town pub, albeit not quite as good as Tapping The Admiral or the nearby Southampton Arms.

On 4th October 2022 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Pineapple

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4th July 2020 - the Fuggle Has Landed! One of the first pubs to reopen in the area during the plague and with some of the most relaxed entrance requirements - hand squidge then a very friendly barmaid gestured me to take a table with every other table in the pub (at least the front part) all taken. What immediately struck me is just how much better is the pub when it's not playing loud music, isn't pandering to fizzed-up squealers and there isn't the awful pong of Thai food.
All five pumps in operation and thankfully not a drop of Gloom Bar in sight though I couldn't read three of the other pump clips. However, there was one of my favourites on: Ghost Ship and at a very reasonable £4.00 pint. So after 106 days' deprivation, it was One Small Sip For A Man, One Giant Swig For Mankind and it was on top form too!
Sadly, the pub closed at just 9.00pm, even though four customers arrived at this time, which is a shame as I suspect that I and the 14-odd other drinkers would no doubt have been happy to stay for a few more.
Nevertheless, this is a top notch pub and I'll return when next possible.

15th October 2016.

A return visit the other night and the music is just as loud, and the scantily clad shrieking girls were in. What was worse was the all-pervasive waft of Thai food. The only relatively high point of the visit was my pint of Mr. Swift's Pale Ale at £3.80 a pint. A good pint and decent value for the area. Otherwise, this pub has really gone to the dogs; marked down from 4 to 3.

16th July 2016.

A return visit since my last in March 2011 and it would appear that things have changed and not for the better. The pub seems largely unchanged with a pleasant interior with Bass mirrors, conventional furniture and beguiling etched mirror bar back. However, the pub was absolutely rammed, with music that was far too loud - not pleasant at all. Allied to which there were some very chavvy - possibly regular - young girls with of all things, their mother, who were doing Jägerbombs and were mouthy as hell. There's still Thai food which thankfully we couldn't smell and the original Ind Coope Double Diamond lettering remains.
Ales: Truman's Rio Gold, Ringwood's Old Thumper, Oakham Ales' Jeffrey Hudson Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar and Blackjack's Double Bluff which was very good and amazingly cheap at £1.90 a half.
This pub isn't nearly as good as it once was, part of its appeal being that it was a quiet backstreet boozer. The other night was like drinking in a nightclub - we might give it another go sometime soon, but unless the other night was an aberration, we shan't be returning.

On 7th July 2020 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Pineapple

A bit different & unusual layout, central bar serving a number of well kept ales, front & side almost corridor bars with high ceiling & light décor, posters, mirrors, various seating points & coal effect gas fire.

Very peaceful during a day time visit & very pleasant.

On 8th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Kentish Town, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Gospel Oak, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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4th Oct 2022, 14:48
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy amended by Blue Scrumpy
 
4th Oct 2022, 14:47
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 7 p.m. - last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 October 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Komakino .
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