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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Rooms abovr pub being converted into flats. Future uncertain.

The Winchester, N6

206 Archway Road
N6 5BA
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Will Larter left this review about The Winchester

I was here for the Man City v Man Utd game at the end of the Premiership season, having scoured most of Highgate searching for a pub that was showing the game and serving real ale. I was pleased to see three ales available here on the six hand pumps: Marstons EPA, Old Speckled Hen and Jennings Cumberland Ale, with other pump clips turned around. Service was friendly and efficient, especially given the number of people sat at the bar watching the football on the three screens. (There was another in a side room.) In between watching the football, my eye was taken by the etched glass everywhere, and the wrought iron above the doors picking out the original name: Winchester Hall Hotel. I wouldn't mind returning here on a non-football night.

On 9th May 2012 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Winchester

We visited a few months ago and although the interior is of some architectural and historical interest it seemed somehow a little too edgy for our liking.

More importantly, the all-pervasive stench of cleaning fluids was overpowering (the pub smelled like a hospital); we won't be going back.

On 26th January 2011 - rating: 2
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Winchester

There were four ales on – London Pride, OSH, Bass, and Deuchars IPA. I went for the Deuchars which was OK, and at £3.00 a pint as I recall. Food was on offer during my midweek lunchtime visit, and although I didn’t eat here, the prices seemed reasonable enough. Sarnies were approaching the £4 mark; the all day breakfast was £4 .95, and bangers and mash was £7.95. The pub is on the CAMRA Heritage list, mainly because of its interior fittings, comprising the trademark Victorian etched and cut glass, and especially the elaborately and elegantly glazed office area by the servery. But it’s been largely stripped out into a large one-room pub; it’s bare-boarded, which means that the noise in a classic high ceilinged Victorian pub like this reverberates around the place. There is a dartboard on the left of the room; a TV screen high up on the bar back, which was on but muted during my visit. There are some upholstered benches near the windows, but otherwise furnishings consist of normal tables and chairs.
I think that this is quite a decent pub. Apart from the Victoriana, I wouldn’t say that it’s a must visit pub, but it does have four ales on (or it did during my visit) but it’s certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area.

On 11th November 2010 - rating: 6
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2nd Sep 2015, 20:16
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
2nd Sep 2015, 20:16
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Rooms abovr pub being converted into flats. Future uncertain.

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2012 by Moby Duck
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