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The Twelve Pins, Finsbury Park, N4

263 Seven Sisters Road
N4
N4 2DE
Phone: 02088090192
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Tris C left this review about The Twelve Pins

Dating from 1891, this was originally the Finsbury Park Tavern, still with its Taylor Walker sign frame with trademark ‘cannon’ at top, a feature often seen in these parts, as it resembles Arsenal’s logo. I’m not sure of the reasons for the current name, but Rowan’s bowling alley is round the corner.
I can’t really elaborate on the previous reviews, but it’s certainly an ‘Irish’ pub with megavision screens showing something probably Gaelic, to a rather rough, screaming, pretty much exclusively older male crowd. All this was accompanied by a very loud soundtrack and tables littered with glasses.
No real ale of course, my half of Neck Oil was a reasonable £2.75, necked quicker than it took to pour before I was out the door.
I really didn’t like this place one little bit; I’d have to think back a long way to the last time I was in somewhere as bad as this. The much improved – though not great – Blackstock over the road is a far better bet.

Rated 2.5.

On 3rd February 2022 - rating: 2
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Twelve Pins

A large Victorian pub with a very high ceiling and plenty of supporting columns,the interior is largely open plan apart from a snug to one side of the bar behind some wood dividers on the way to the function room.The bar is three sided and has a good looking wooden bar back while opposite is a small stage.There is a large drop down screen for Sky Sports with another flatscreen above the entrance to the loos,while two further screens were covering At the Races and an Irish hurling match.The furniture was traditional if a little worn and there is an Irish theme with gaelic bits and bobs.Like most of Ireland,keg is king here and there is no real ale.The only interesting keg option was Meantime's Yakima Red but served too cold and fizzy .Food was popular from a pub grub menu with most mains around £8,with a selection of daily specials pitched at the same price point.There is a darts board and an array of fruit machines below the drop down screen and outside there is a sectioned off area with pic nic benches for a tab.
Sport orientated keg only boozer but popular none the less,with a bit of character.

On 25th April 2015 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Twelve Pins

Typical North London Irish / sports pub, so no real ale available of course (and thus had to resort to Worthington Smoothflow, £3.30). Notably high ceiling and some columns hinting at the original layout. Pretty basic overall, but they are obviously making a bit of an effort to promote food and wine offers.

On 20th October 2013 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Matthew Nicol
Finsbury Park, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Drayton Park, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Twelve Pins, N4
3rd Feb 2022, 19:54
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
3rd Feb 2022, 19:54
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement seating. - last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 25 April 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
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