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The Osidge Arms, N14

Hampden Square
N14
N14 5JP
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Komakino . left this review about The Osidge Arms

A 30s-style build located on a roundabout and facing retail parades either side, this operates by its own admission as a "gastropub/Turkish kitchen", although the cuisine is a mix of English and Turkish and includes roast dinners on Sundays. With more than one entrance, this likely had multiple rooms in a previous life but is now, predictably, knocked through to create, in essence, one room, albeit semi-divided into bar and dining, with a generous bar area to the left of the room and a semi-raised dining area semi-partitioned to the right. The bar area has a pool table to the left along with a couple of large flat screen TVs, showing a PL game during my visit, with the sound on, and annoyingly, both out of sync with each other, giving a disconcerting echo. Internal decor is a little tired, with a scuffed parquet floor in herringbone pattern, two-third height wood panelling (some painted over in white), worn bar counter and tables and odd bric-a-brac dotted around on windowsills as well as a trunk and a couple of violins adhered to a cork board. England flag bunting adorned the rear-facing bar (a hangover from the World Cup which finished two months prior) and no surprises with no real ale. A pint of Grimbergen Blonde was an alum-mouthed £4.90. Service was friendly, as were a couple of locals I chatted to, but as Steve N21 mentions below, there are better options in the area.

On 24th September 2018 - rating: 3
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Osidge Arms

As previous reviewers have commented The Osidge Arms used to fall into that category of a traditional estate type pub with a couple of Pool tables, Darts boards, and several large TV screens for the Sky Sports and racing, with a loyal clientele of builders and local workers. Unfortunately that loyal following wasn’t enough to keep it open in these austere times and it shut down in July of this year.
However it has now reopened. But Alesonly will be a bit dismayed to hear that it has moved into the direction of the Gastro Pub.
I have to say the makeover is very good but it has firmly moved in the direction of an upmarket bar and it is now promoted as a restaurant and bar. The pool tables are gone and the area is now the dedicated dining area, and the rest of the pub is now full of sofas and chests masquerading as tables. The bar remains in the same place but is now plush and dominated by chrome taps (no real ale) and strewn with menus for a range of cocktails. Obvious was the lack of bar stools, and the clear impression is that this is now not they type of place where vertical drinking up the bar is encouraged.
Frankly I never used to utilise the old Osidge Arms to any great extent due to the lack of any decent beer and fortunately better traditional pub options were, and still are available not far away towards Southgate and Winchmore Hill. And I can’t really see myself frequenting this new guise either, but then again somehow I do not think I am the target demographic.

On 28th November 2012 - no rating submitted
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Alesonly . left this review about The Osidge Arms

This is not a bad Pub in my opinion its more of a traditional Pub with Pool Darts & TV. I find it much better than the other local horrible Gastro Pub at least this place don't get full of Young Kids or non drinkers it seems a proper drinkers Pub had a good selection Of Beers & Lagers but only one Ale on. I would definitely go in here again if I'm in the area as theres no other Real Pubs locally Except the cavalier and thats more of a restaurant.

On 31st July 2010 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alesonly .
Oakleigh Park, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
New Southgate, 1.66 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Palmers Green, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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24th Sep 2018, 11:14
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
24th Sep 2018, 11:14
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 May 2008 by Will Larter
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 May 2008 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes - Every Friday - last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky/ESPN. - last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 May 2008 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 May 2008 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
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