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The Engineer, Primrose Hill, NW1

65 Gloucester Avenue
NW1
NW1 8JH
Phone: 02077220950
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Malden man left this review about The Engineer

A striking looking building which stands alone on a corner plot just uphill from the Regent's Canal. The interior is sort of J-shaped on the ground floor with the bar directly opposite on entering what is a quite narrow space. There is a food servery with views of the kitchen at the end of the shorter side, the longer side looked to be a preferred spot for dining. The wall on this side is absolutely festooned with all sorts of things framed with barely a bit of wall showing. Elsewhere, there are lots of lighter wood boarding and panelling. Seating is mainly traditional with smart button backed banquettes, the place was rather busy late on Saturday afternoon so I ended up perched on a stool at a single high table, disconcertingly, the stool revolved, rather freely too.
There is a small snug-like spot around the back of the pub with a covered heated garden beyond, upstairs are two further rooms, the Brunel Bar and the Engine Room. Apparently the pub name is connected to the great Engineer himself but I do not know in what way. Also upstairs are the toilets, well the gents, the comments below about the size of the cubicle are not exaggerated, thankfully it was not required.
The place is rather Primrose Hill, certainly not Camden town a mile or so away, there were small vases of flowers and bottles of chilled water on the tables, even my crappy high round one. Prices are Primrose Hill too, my pint of Proper Job was £4.95, also on were Purity Gold, Doom Bar with another reversed (Tribute).
I liked the building and being close to the canal this could be a very good pub. Unfortunately it is expensive, rather too food led and I just didn't feel particularly comfortable, not just due to my wayward stool.

On 12th November 2017 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Engineer

Attractive corner pub with an imposing façade. Small 'L'-shaped bar, furnished with pews and rustic tables. Upmarket dining rooms to side, rear and upstairs. Busy, with a young crowd in early on a Friday evening, and only limited standing room at bar. Three of four handpumps in operation, with Doom Bar, Oakham Citra and Liberation Ale (£4.15) available. Footnote: oddest sight of the month, a man trying to impress a small dog with the range of credit cards in his wallet...

On 25th May 2014 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Engineer

Interior as described below. 4 real ale taps 3 on during my visit. Food served.

On 21st November 2013 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2601 recommendations about 2545 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Camden Road, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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12th Nov 2017, 12:09
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
 
12th Nov 2017, 12:06
Review submitted by Malden man

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 November 2013 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by hondo .
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