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Submitted on Sunday, 11th April 2010
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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: Possibly to become a restaurant.

The Bailey, Lower Holloway, N7

81 Holloway Road
N7 8LT
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bailey

Quite a fine old building, and refurbished at some stage inside. There is a sparse arrangement of furniture around the island, with a few patio benches on the Furlong Road pavement area. Limited decor apart from the pictures hanging in the kitchen servery area to one side. Background music. Let down by just having Doom Bar (£3.80, but not very fresh) and noticeably indifferent staff.

On 13th July 2014 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bailey

This pub used to be called the Castle.
The Bailey is a corner pub that has got one largish room that seemed fairly basic.
There were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of London Pride and this was a decent drink the other beer was Old Speckled Hen.
Most of the customers in here were students.

On 6th February 2011 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about The Bailey

This decent sized Victorian corner pub has probably seen better days and certainly feels a bit rough around the edges but it is still preferable to some of the other posey pubs and bars in the area. The interior is a bit tired and can feel rather empty and cavernous when there are only a handful of people inside with lots of bare floor and unused space. The interior wraps itself around a large island bar with half paneled walls and dim lighting, scarcely enhanced by candles on the tables that are now almost a standard pub feature. Just 2 rather mundane ales, London Pride & Greene King IPA, with the former being a fairly reasonably priced (for the area) £3 and surprisingly decent quality for a pub that doesn't initilally promise much. At the rear is a table football game as well as a Big Screen Projecter that projects the image direct onto the bare wall rather than having anything of novelty value like a screen. The food looked quite good although I didn't try any but it is worth noting for future visits and now that the Garage music venue opposite has reopened, I dare say I will be back in the area more than I have for some time. Other than that, there isn't really much else to make a visit essential.

On 16th February 2010 - rating: 3
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28th Sep 2015, 08:25
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26th Sep 2015, 14:54
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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