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North Nineteen, N19

194-196 Sussex Way
N19
N19 4HZ
Phone: 02072812786
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Tris C left this review about North Nineteen

Originally the Enterprise, this pub dates from at least the mid-19th century, but was rebuilt possibly around the early ‘60s, 70 metres to the south-east of the original site; it was renamed the Pink Flamingo in 2006, the current name arriving around 2008.
Nothing of the original interior seems to have survived what is a modern aesthetic, with a black and white colour scheme and little décor; there’s a pool room to the rear, which seems to be accessed by going out the front then in the side. Mention is made earlier of this being a gastropub, but I didn’t get the impression that there was any food here; there’s no mention of a menu on their website, despite pictures of food on their gallery. There was a TV showing sport with the sound off, so as not to compete with a decent reggae soundtrack. Customers were few in number despite my Saturday evening visit, but were youngish and undoubtedly local, given the remote backstreet location.
There were two unused pumps then – surprisingly – a real ale in the form of Hophead, served by a friendly barman but at an insulting £3.00 a half, though quite drinkable.
This is quite a dreary pub, but an absolute riot compared to the nearby and deathly Sussex Arms; though far from perfect, the Landseer is the preferred option in this area. Having read the previous reviews, I may be missing something, or perhaps the place has changed dramatically in the last 10-odd years?

On 22nd January 2023 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about North Nineteen

North Nineteen is a corner pub that is set in the back streets between Holloway Road and Hornsey Road.
Once inside there is an oblong shaped room to the front which is bare boarded,there are normal tables and chairs for seating and a real fire was on the go to the front right,there is a separate room to the rear.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Skinners Cornish Knocker,which was a decent drink,the other real ale was put on while i was there,this was Butcombe Bitter.
The youngish couple running the pub seemed very friendly and told me directions to a recently reopened pub.
A decent pub that some might find hard to find,a shame it was almost empty on my Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub visited 25/2/2017

On 23rd April 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about North Nineteen

This pub isn't all that close to any tube or train station, so a bit of effort is required to find it, but having marched through seemingly endless rows of housing on my admittedly convoluted way from Finsbury Park, I was very glad that I persisted. The interior is divided in two with separate entrances and a gender equality defying connecting route through the gent’s toilets. The smart lounge bar is to the right and has two distinct areas. The front section has a bit of a gastro feel to it thanks to plush leather seats around standard pub tables, bare wooden flooring and a nice corner fireplace. A TV screen was on showing the early Premier League football match (a 4-3 defeat for local favourites Arsenal) and I spotted a musical theme with an upright piano next to the fireplace and a guitar hung over the archway to the rear section. This area has less natural light than the front part, so it's a cosier, darker space filled with plush sofas and another fireplace, this time with a large mirror hung above it. The second room, on the left hand side of the pub, was empty on my visit, so I only had a quick peek inside, which was enough to reveal a smaller space with additional seating and a dartboard.
The pub sells itself as a steak and ale house, so given the hour of the day, I decided to try a bit of both. The menu focuses heavily on steaks and burgers, although there were some very tempting specials on a chalkboard behind the bar. The steaks were quite pricey, with the cheapest coming in at £16, so I went for something called the N19 burger, which apparently is made from a mixture of three types of beef. I thought it was one of the best burgers I've ever tried, which pleased the very friendly barman who was keen to get feedback on his food.
As for the ale, there are pumps on both bars, but there was a list on a blackboard in the right hand room from which I made my choice. On offer were Skinners Cornish Knocker and Betty Stogs (£3.30), Timothy Taylor Landlord, Fullers ESB and Ringwood Fortyniner. The board also detailed beers that were on their way or recently gone and these included Hop Back Summer Lightning, Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute, Butcombe Bitter, Sambrooks Wandle and Brakspear Oxford Gold. Symonds Founders Reserve Cider was also available as well as the usual keg range. I tried both Skinners beers and found them to be in good shape.
I thought that this place had found a good balance between friendly local and upmarket gastro which should appeal to a wide range of people. As I left, the barman said that I shouldn't be a stranger and if I lived nearer I would certainly make the point of using this place regularly as it seems to be a bit of an undiscovered gem.

On 4th October 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Upper Holloway, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Finsbury Park, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for North Nineteen, N19
22nd Jan 2023, 18:31
Review submitted by Tris C
 
27th Jun 2017, 20:10
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : No last updated 22 January 2023 by Tris C
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