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The Woodman, Southgate, N13

128 Bourne Hill
N13
N13 4BD
Phone: 02036747008
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Leased (Marstons)

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Reviews of The Woodman (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Komakino . left this review about The Woodman

Changed hands and now a pub in transition. The internal layout remains the same, although the new tenants have decided to rescind the old framed photos of the pub back onto the walls. No real ale, despite three pumps. Five kegs offered beers from a local brewery (I didn't make a note of the name - shame on me). A pub in flux - hopefully temporarily - with potential to be a lot better.

On 23rd September 2018 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Woodman

This is an early Victorian roadside pub, that's apparently been converted from a couple of cottages. But it's now nothing like the small pub it must once have been, as a conservatory has been built on to the left, and it's also been expanded to the back as well. There's a garden at the back. The old pub area as you enter reminds you of a country pub - a very low ceiling and a nice fireplace. Furnishings are mainly normal tables and chairs, with a bit of bench seating. The decor didn't seem up to much - we spotted some prints on the walls, most of which were designs of random objects like dolls houses and turntables. Most odd; not seen the like before.

There were three handpumps - two unclipped and the third dispensing Pedigree (£1.95 a half, and not in particularly good condition). They obviously do food, but I didn't see a menu. It seemed a bit of a dull and lifeless place when we visited early evening on a weekday just after Christmas. It seemed a bit flat, but maybe that was just us. Maybe at another time it would be a very different place.

On 9th January 2017 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Woodman

The Woodman is a solid pub in the Southgate / Winchmore Hill area bordering Grovelands Park, which usually serves a decent pint, and was actually quite famous several years ago for being one of the smallest watering holes with a London post code, until commercial forces made them extend the area of the pub quite significantly.
The original brick building was built in the early 1800's as a private house before turning into a pub in about 1870.
This building still survives as the small front bar, but the total pub is now a larger second bar behind and a decent conservatory on the side for a dining area.
There is also a garden out back with a large childrens play area with climbing frame which means, due to the pubs close proximity to the nearby Grovelands park its a good spot for fathers to bring the kids for a quick after park pint, but does mean the garden can be like a creche in the summer months.
Although I have had a couple of decent Sunday roasts in the conservatory, that was a quite few years ago, so cannot really give an up to date input. But for me the Woodman will always be at its strongest on a cold Winters evening, when you can tuck yourself into one of the bars with a decent pint of Pedigree or Youngs..

On 11th June 2009 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Winchmore Hill, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Palmers Green, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Grange Park, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Woodman, N13
7th Sep 2019, 23:17
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
7th Sep 2019, 23:17
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

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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 Moby Duck
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 23 September 2018 by Komakino .
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