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Earl of Camden, Camden Town, NW1

55 Parkway
Camden
NW1
NW1 7PN
Phone: 02072841675
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Earl of Camden

A much modernised pub with a touch of the industrials- not totally unpleasant but somehow not very welcoming, perhaps due to the bare brickwork, bright colours and overhead pipework. Pushing the craft beers, with a bank of taps behind the bar, but retaining a bank of 6 handpumps, although half of them were off. The selection should have been Tribute, Proper Job, London Pride, something from Adnams and Trooper. Condition of the latter was not great so marked down.

On 29th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about The Earl of Camden

A large pub still as described by Pub SignMan below, very quiet when I was there but It had only been open 20 minutes.There are a few screens dotted around with Sky Sports advertised. Five beers were on, Pride, Doom Bar, Ringwood Boondogle, Twickenham Grandstand,Clarkeshaws Gorgons Alive and an Adnams Ghost Ship clip on the sixth handle was reversed.It's an ok pub but nothing special.

On 18th November 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Earl of Camden

This large pub on a corner site a short walk from Camden underground station has a bit of a 'drinking barn' feel to it, and it is therefore no surprise to learn that it was once part of the Hogshead chain. A large single room is split across two levels and has been given a semi-gastro makeover. A porch leads into the lower front section with a quarry stone floor and mix of high stools, standard chairs and the odd tub chair. A sofa backs onto two brick pillars with a stove perched between, acting as partitioning from the main part of the pub. There are large windows here, making it a bright spot and possibly a bit like you're sat in a shop window. Steps lead up to the main bar area with the servery down the left hand side. This has a fairly simple counter and a mirrored bar back decorated with a few pump clips and one of several TV screens throughout the pub showing muted Sky Sports News. The area opposite has plenty of standard seating filing the large open space, with tables arranged into canteen-style rows and a few high tables under some more large windows hung with fairy lights. There is a particularly gloomy space to the rear of the room with a few more seats and several people back here seemed to be eating, but I thought it was the most unappealing area in the pub. Two furled projector screens suggested that live football gets a regular airing here, although I left before the evening's kick off so can't confirm. A shelf held a number of board games and books and there are blackboards just about every which way you look, detailing all sorts of events and food & drink options. The warm weather had encouraged several people to take advantage of the numerous picnic benches located along the side street next to the pub.
I'd been in this pub once before only to find that all their cask ale was off for the evening, but I had much better luck this time with four handpulled options available - Robinsons Trooper, Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale and Grainstore GB Best. The latter was a new one for me and kept in pretty good shape. There were also a few interesting craft keg options.
This is one of the more generic pubs in the area and one of the few that doesn't actually feel like a Camden pub. I think it's a decent enough spot for a quick pint and probably worth popping in to see if there is anything interesting on the hand pumps, but I can't muster too much enthusiasm for this place and it's low down in my pre-gig pub pecking order.

On 16th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Camden Road, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Earl of Camden, NW1
9th Nov 2019, 17:23
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9th Nov 2019, 17:23
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Accessible toilet but steps on entry - last updated 29 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
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