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The Camden Eye, Camden Town, NW1

2 Kentish Town Road
Phone: 02072672622
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Camden Eye

Directly opposite Camden tube station and the Camden Underworld, this pub sits in the crook of a junction and looks like it's going to be a huge pub like the World's End over the road, but in reality it's a very compact triangular shaped single room set-up. The room is bare boarded and has high table and stool seating filling up the majority of the space opposite the servery, which runs along the back wall. The bar has a dark wood counter, which runs in an L-shape, having turned 90 degrees at its left hand end to run into a small side area that has enough room for a single table under some plain mirrors. The bar back is quite attractive and is broken up by the presence of a zebra-striped dumb waiter. The walls have been painted in fairly dark shades and decorated with a repeating series of quite pleasing circular portraits. A large mural showing the junction outside with the pub as the focal point adorns one wall and there were a lot of fairy lights, glitter balls and other such kitsch decorations around the room. A TV was showing muted coverage of a basketball match - possibly a pub first for me - whilst some fairly loud music played away, as is the norm in most Camden boozers. Elsewhere I spotted a stag's head mounted on one wall and some casks labelled 'Camden Eye Ale' on top of the bar back. Stairs lead you down to the toilets and the staircase has been lined with black and white portraits and an old Halfway House pub sign, which refers to the pub's original name.
On the bar, six handpulls, but only three in action offering a choice of Robinson's Trooper, house beer Camden Eye Ale (apparently brewed by the Camden Brewery) and a rather enigmatic clip that just said 'Waters Pale Ale'. Turned clips for Fullers London Pride, St Austell Tribute and Wadworth Horizon at least demonstrated that there was no great loss in only having half the pumps in action. I decided to play it safe and went for the Trooper, which was in pretty good nick and I should mention the staff who were extremely friendly and helpful, including one chap who vanished for a good five minute in an attempt to get me a packet of crisps (I got the feeling he nipped to a nearby shop).
I generally find Camden is full of pubs with a bit of promise but no inclination to strive for excellence and this pub falls neatly into that category. The beer was very promising given previous reviews and there was the usual nice buzz you expect from pubs in this part of town. I'd happily return but at the same time, I could just as happily interchange this pub for any of around a dozen others in the vicinity and not really notice the difference.

On 8th March 2017 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Camden Eye

Once the Halfway House and one of the oldest pubs in the borough going back a good few hundred years, though the current building was probably rebuilt in the 1920s or '30s.
Previously I'd thought that this was a slightly upmarket food-led pub but it's neither of these things, with a very small bar (at least at ground floor level) with hopeless live music (a Lithuanian guitarist and singer who could neither play guitar nor sing). The place is bare boarded and sport played on the TV with the sound down, ambient sound provided by loud music prior to Pavel's arrival. There's a slightly touristy crowd, which is no surprise given the pub's close proximity to the tube.
Ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA, generic Camden Eye, St. Austell's Tribute, Fuller's London Pride, Watney's Pale Ale and Robinson's Trooper at £2.30 and fine.
There's nothing to recommend this place, but then there's nothing to recommend Camden Town so on that basis, visit if the urge beckons.

On 6th October 2016 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Camden Eye

Small, wedge-shaped pub with an upstairs lounge (never visited). Limited seating in the bar, most on bar stools at annoying high tables. As is almost compulsory in Camden, it hosts regular live music (but on a tiny stage in this case). One positive change since my previous visit in 2011 is the doubling in the number of handpumps to six. Better still, all of these were on this time, with the seemingly regular Deuchars IPA and Wainwright supplemented by Butcombe Bitter, Flying Scotsman, Wychwood Dogs Bollocks (£4.30) and Old Peculier. Yes, it is both expensive yet crowded, but the improved beer selection mean that the rating is worth increasing by a point.

On 28th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Roger Button
Camden Road, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Camden Eye, NW1
10th Feb 2018, 23:52
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved
10th Feb 2018, 21:19
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Noted on passing last night as having reopened.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Gent's WCs downstairs. - last updated 06 October 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11pm
Monday11am - Midnight
Tuesday11am - Midnight
Wednesday11am - Midnight
Thursday11am - 1:30am
Friday8am - 3am
Saturday8am - 3am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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