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Landseer Arms, Upper Holloway, N19

37 Landseer Road
N19
N19 4JU
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Landseer Arms

Street corner pub in a residential side street off the Holloway Road. Arriving shortly after opening at midday today, there were already a few around. Although, it wasn't clear how many were staff and how many were customers.

The indoor area appears to be split into two parts. Outside, there were a number of tables set up on the pavement underneath an awning.

Just the single real ale was on and in keeping with the previous review, it was Lavender Hill. I opted to swerve this and instead try the local Umbrella Cider, which was on tap.

A disappointing start to my trip into London.

On 14th August 2020 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about Landseer Arms

This pub hasn't changed since Tris's visit a year or so ago. It's still the stripped out place it was then, with tables that look liked well scrubbed recycled dining room tables and modern arty stuff on the walls. There are no remaining heritage features, alas. There's a fair bit of outside picnic bench seating at the front, where we sat as it was a nice day.

But the ales were in good nick. It seemed to be Sambrook's day as they had on Wandle, Battersea Rye and Junction, and with a Hamerton N1 clip on a fourth pump, but with also a "coming soon" label. One of our group, who is a massive Wandle fan, was in his element here, as the Wandle was in superb condition. All but me and another of our group had swerved the Crown (where there was no real ale) in order to go straight here for a couple of pints. They were well pleased with their decision. With the 50p a pint CAMRA discount the price of a pint came down to £3.90 as I recall. I didn't see a menu.

As Tris says, this pub and the Crown down the road are as chalk and cheese - the Crown with its traditional and warm pub interior and no beer; the Landseer with its stripped out modern interior and great beer. You pays yer money.........

On 28th October 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about Landseer Arms

Recently refurbished - again - this is now the Landseer Arms where previously it had been known as the Landseer since 2002, before that some sort of Wetherspoon's outlet called J. J. Moon's and earlier still, traded under its original name of the Stanley Arms. The current name is taken from its address, presumably named after Edwin Landseer, designer of Trafalgar Square's lions and painter of the Monarch of the Glen.
Compared to the Crown up the road, the two are like chalk and cheese. This is a completely stripped out pub with a few columns, modern bare boarding, modern bar, old school furniture, Chesterfields, some bare brick, large picture windows, spot lamps fixed to the textured ceiling and an open kitchen. To the side is an expansive conservatory, though there's no designated eating area. You won't see any TVs in here as the pub has a no music or TV policy - result! Food is probably the most gastro of all pubs in Holloway, but this isn't a gastropub and as Steve C points out below, this is very much the pub for locals who live in gentrified townhouses.
Ales: two not clocked, Kew Brewery's Botanic and Twickenham's Naked Ladies which was fine but not at its very best.
This is a decent place to go for a drink and is worth checking out if in the area, but I would love to have seen it when all its original décor was in situ.

On 21st September 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Upper Holloway, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Finsbury Park, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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14th Aug 2020, 19:28
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
28th Oct 2018, 10:45
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
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