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Small Beer, Crouch End, N8

22 Tottenham Lane
N8 8PT
Phone: 02083414471
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Will Larter left this review about Small Beer

This shop conversion has been a pub for quite some time, so doesn't belong to the recent trend for micropubs. It's fairly small, dim and grungy, with a bar in the dimmer recesses of the rear of the single room. There are four hand pumps, with nothing I liked the look of, so I perused the keg options, plumping for a wheat beer from The Kernel, a brewery whose bottled ales I occasionally pick up from shops in Sheffield but whose kegged versions I had yet to try. Well, it was cold, fizzy and lacking in anything interesting by way of flavour; what was I expecting?

What else can I say about Small Beer? As well as being dark, minimalist, uninviting, with bare brick walls and challenging background music, it has the worst pub toilets I have ever used. The urinals were made out of some sort of metal boxes - taking a pee was like putting your most vulnerable fleshy parts into a letter box; and you can imagine how difficult it must be to clean something like that. The solution (it's so obvious, really): let's not bother! Seriously, these toilets have *never* been cleaned.

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 1
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john gray left this review about Small Beer

Small micropub sized craft beer bar.Tiled modern bright clean looking interior.No outside space.About 10 keg beers and on cask were beers from Track,Burning Sky,House Brewery and Ansbach and Hobday.Decent prices

On 10th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Henry Reader

The Henry Reader is situated in the middle of the Crouch End shopping area.
Once inside there is a smallish oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is on the left side and the room is carpeted,there are normal tables and chairs on the right side and a few tall tables and chairs to the front.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Bootleg Urban Fox which went down well,the other beers were Henry Reader Bitter,Adnams Ghost Ship,Sharps Atlantic and Doom Bar.
There was a TV to the front which was showing crap irish songs.
This may be an improvement since the previous reviewers visits,especially if you like watching irish song videos.

Pub visited 4/8/2016

On 25th September 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alesonly .
Hornsey, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Small Beer, N8
31st Aug 2021, 22:47
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
31st Aug 2021, 22:47
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza. - last updated 14 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 March 2020 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 September 2021 by Tris C
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