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The Tufnell Park Tavern, Tufnell Park, N7

162 Tufnell Park Road
N7
N7 0EE
Phone: 02072816113
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

This is a large L-shaped dining pub with a somewhat soulless, stripped out and opened up interior. The main part of the pub is to the front, where a wide space with scuffed floorboards, low tongue and groove wall panels, plain uppers, large windows to the front and right and a dark lincrusta ceiling combine to underwhelming effect. A couple of pillars through the middle of the room break the space up a bit, but it still feels too large and empty, with two rows of tables and chairs failing to fill the space adequately. A drinking ledge with bar stools to the right, looks out to a good sized pavement drinking area with lots of picnic benches and some large upturned beer barrels to rest your pint on. The servery is along the back wall and has an old counter painted in black with a modern light wood top and white tile bar back. Large blackboards are everywhere, listing everything you could possibly order, and this blandness is offset somewhat by a few pieces of modern art and a shelving unit full of ceramic and earthenware pieces. The room extends back into another large open area to the left of the bar, where more seating can be found amidst similar bland decor and a door to an unexplored beer garden. There was no music in the pub, although tunes were audible from the kitchen, which appeared to be chucking out pizzas at a terrific rate.
On the bar, Sambrooks Wandle and Sharps Atlantic plus a real cider and a promise that Harveys Sussex Best would be coming soon. The Atlantic was mediocre at best and served to me by a barman who was trying to be polite despite being completely distracted from actually dealing with my order.
This felt like quite a decent lively pub that serves the seemingly gentrified local community pretty well, but it was all just so bland and uninteresting, that even a buzzy early evening crowd couldn’t save it. The beer is so-so and hardly the most exciting, so I’m not sure what could entice me back here other than the dearth of pubs in the immediate vicinity.

On 30th October 2022 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

As mentioned, this is tentatively a flat roofed pub but one that is Victorian - I don't know if it has been truncated at some point. A return visit after just the one made almost 30 years ago and I seem to remember it being more of a music venue, or at least appeared to be one; no longer.
Essentially this is just one big plain stripped out rectilinear drinking space with a side room seemingly made over for dining - the main drinking room is L-shaped and décor is in effect non-existent, though I did spot one modern painting on a wall. The floor is modern bare boarded with mixed, seemingly reclaimed and chunky wooden furniture with some leatherette button-back sofas, two clustered around the log burning stove. As a result, acoustics are very poor. The walls are part t 'n' g panelled, painted black then the walls are white up to the black ceiling, to which are attached some modern spot lamps. To the rear is some exposed ductwork. There's a large, central canteen-style bar with a chunky wood top and black field panelled front. To the rear there's a spacious decked garden where a farmers' market is held on Saturday - all very Tufnell Park.
Ales: My Generation Beer Co.'s Session Pale Ale, Gale's ESB and UBU's Purity at a very reasonable £4.00 a pint and ok.
This is a very bland pub - neither homely nor cosy. It's a modest walk to either The Junction Tavern (NW5) or The Swimmer at The Grafton (N7) but worth it.

On 13th September 2017 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Tufnell Park Tavern

The Tufnell Park Tavern is a flat roofed pub that is a short walk from Tufnell Park tube station.
The pub looked quite smart from the outside and is in what i would consider a posh looking area.
Once inside there is a large dog legged shaped room with the bar on the mid right side,the room is bare boarded,there are settees on the left side and normal tables and chairs elsewhere,the rear left area is set aside for diners and was not in use on my Friday dinner visit.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Purity Mad Goose which was a decent drink,the other real ales were Gales HSB and Tufnell Park Bitter.
There was decent background music playing.
I thought this was a comfortable and smart pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 2/6/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Upper Holloway, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Gospel Oak, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tufnell Park Tavern, N7
30th Oct 2022, 18:21
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
13th Sep 2017, 19:33
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 April 2015 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 21 April 2015 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 October 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 October 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays. - last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 October 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 12 September 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 April 2015 by Will Larter
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