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The Finsbury, N4

336 Green Lanes
N4
N4 1BY
Phone: 02088091142
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Tris C left this review about The Finsbury

A first in here for anyone it would seem, this was originally an Ind Coope house called the Finsbury Park Hotel, dating from 1871.
There's a fairly large beer patio out front with a central entrance leading you into a largish room with bar at centre. You certainly notice the gloom but it's not dark enough to hide the fact that every wall surface is bare brick with a rough bare boarded floor and eclectic mismatched furniture; lighting is rather industrial - I couldn't discern any original pub fabric.
Next up is a large central room with black walls, stage lighting and a raised performance area with a drum kit and the like; this is obviously a live music venue and aside from the black walls, matches the front room in terms of flooring and furniture. It also featured some sort of large monochromatic mural of a woman with three eyes, possibly a depiction of Lady Shiva? I didn't venture into the rear room as I suspected it could only get worse, though not in terms of behaviour as the young crowd were well behaved and in any event, a bouncer was patrolling the floor which is always a negative point in my book.
Staff were friendly but a little confused and surprisingly there was real ale in the form of Gloom and GK IPA, so obviously I plumped for a pint of Neck Oil at an obscene £5.95 a pint.
This place isn't a complete disaster but I really can't see myself coming here again. I only really popped in as it's en route to the majestic Salisbury...

On 22nd October 2020 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Harringay Green Lanes, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Harringay, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Finsbury Park, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Finsbury, N4
22nd Oct 2020, 18:34
Review submitted by Tris C
 
30th Apr 2018, 21:19
Pub map correction submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Front patio seating. - last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Italian/pizze. - last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Live music venue. - last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 October 2020 by Tris C
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