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The Black Heart, Camden Town, NW1

2-3 Greenland Place
NW1
NW1 0AP
Phone: 02074289730
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Black Heart

This pub, tucked away down a narrow side street just a short walk from Camden tube station, is pretty hard to spot as it has virtually no external signage - its location given away only by the punters who'd spilled out onto the pavement. It's a typical Camden bar, painted all in black and with very muted lighting throughout to create a gloomy, rock bar feel. Large, folding front doors lead into a split level room, with a sizeable U-shaped servery in the middle of the back wall. Some padded bench booths run down the right side of the room, under some large framed art prints, whilst over to the left there is limited bench and low stool seating, mostly in a recess that has been decorated with more of the colourful posters. The pub's name is spelt out in a floral display similar to those you might expect to see on top of a coffin, which perhaps fits the pub's edgy theme. The lower front left portion of the room has been set aside for a pool table and the front windows allow enough light in to make a game feasible. The pub puts on a lot of live music and a door to the rear left leads into their own bespoke venue, passing a table covered in various gig flyers on the way. Unsurprisingly, there was a good alternative rock soundtrack playing throughout my stay, although it remained at a level which still allowed for conversation.
The servery is lined with pump clips on one side, hinting at a good guest ale policy. On this visit there were two ales on handpull - Saltaire Cascade Pale Ale and Harbour India Brown Ale - with Lilley's Sunset Cider occupying a third pump. My pint of the Saltaire was in very good shape although the barman had all sorts of trouble getting a pint of the 'lively' beer into my glass. A decent keg range included Camden and Rouge brews whilst blackboards around the servery detailed all options, including a fairly lengthy craft bottle selection.
I thought this pub was pitched very nicely to attract its niche target market, of whom there are plenty around Camden, but hidden away enough to ensure the tourists don't pack it out. I enjoyed relaxing here over a good pint, listening to some good music and watching the customers come and go and would definitely consider using this as a pre-gig venue more often.

On 8th June 2014 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Black Heart

Loud music pub for the yoof of Camden.Good range of cask and keg makes it a must visit for me but its a quick scoop then off.Cask beer usually in good nick.

On 16th November 2013 - rating: 6
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I L left this review about The Black Heart

Just a stone throw from the Camden Brewdog pub down a narrow side street, this black painted exterior pub is a fairly modern low lit place inside. I gather it can get quite noisy in here but on our Sunday afternoon visit it was fairly quiet.

We saw just three handpumps with only one ale on at the time but it was from afar, and was well kept. Various other keg veers were available including toe from the nearby Camden Town Brewery.

On 9th December 2012 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Camden Road, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Heart, NW1
24th Feb 2016, 20:56
Pub added to pub crawl (North London Line Mark II) by Bucking Fastard
 
8th Jun 2014, 14:06
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 04 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes - Free - last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No - Deleted from 2016 GBG - last updated 27 February 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday3pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday3pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday3pm - 11:45pm
Thursday3pm - 1am
Friday12noon - 2am
Saturday12noon - 2am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: January 2nd 2017
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