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The Unicorn, Kentish Town, NW1

227 Camden Road
NW1
NW1 9AA
Phone: 02074853073
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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about The Unicorn

As John says, this is a big ugly pub in a rather desolate part of north-west London that's quite a trek from the nearest tube, Tufnell Park. This was originally the Brecknock Arms then later a branch of Pickled Newt. A first in here for us the other night and expectations weren't high but we needed the lav and it made for a decent halfway break from our walk to Holloway Road. We knew it was a pub for rockers having passed many times and seen bearded clients covered in leather, piercings and tattoos.
Surprisingly, given the lateness of the hour, the pub was empty - perhaps rockers go to bed early or maybe they haven't got up yet? The interior is much as described, with a striped '80s-looking carpet and a bare boarded bar apron, stalls supported by scaffold poles and some rustic wooden planking applied to the bar area and part bare brick walls. To the rear is a pool table and there's at least one games machine.
Service was swift as you'd expect in an empty pub and we had a pint each of some generic lager as there's no real beer.
I'm sure that this place fulfils a niche in a sadly dwindling market and hope it survives, but I don't envisage a return visit as for me, this pub does not go up to 11.

On 22nd September 2017 - rating: 3
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john gray left this review about The Unicorn

Large ugly pub that specialises in music thur-sunday.Gloomy interior with few customers on my visit.Keg only.Like the Unicorn on the pub sign I would need a spike pushed through my scull to revisit this pub.

On 17th September 2016 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Unicorn

Large pub with u-shaped interior which is apparently owned by Greene King, not that you’d be able to tell. Carpeted, battleship grey walls and a bit of exposed brick. Advertised heavily outside as a live music venue, the special stage area is off on the left spur and it seems to specialize in heavy metal/doom/industrial, indeed there’s little in the way of décor in the pub bar some old Motörhead album covers. Fairly busy for a weekday afternoon with a number of local regulars who knew each other and sustained chatter. No ale, just a jumbo keg font of the usual national fizz. Guinness for me at a very reasonable £1.95 a half. Piped local radio for classic cheap ambience. As a pub it doesn't do much beyond the minimum really, but the locals like it and fair play for keeping a relatively niche area of live music going.

On 5th July 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Kentish Town, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Camden Road, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Unicorn, NW1
22nd Apr 2018, 21:45
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
22nd Apr 2018, 19:23
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Live music venue. - last updated 22 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 April 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 22 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
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