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The Crown, Upper Holloway, N19

622 Holloway Road
N19
N19 3PA
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Crown

I didn't notice anything Irish about this pub now, unless you count the green paint job on the exterior. In my view it would look better if all the layers of paint were removed from the ground floor external wall to reveal the brewery tiles that are probably underneath it all. Judging by the cockerel over the pub sign it was probably hitherto a Courage pub (confirmed by the manager) although the green banded windows are reminiscent of a Charrington fitting. An unused doorway on the Landseer Rd side looks as if may have led into a jug and bottle bar.

It's still very much a locals' pub, with a warm feel about it. I like the red curtains framing the windows, the traditional furnishings, and carpet on the floor. The pool table is still at the back, and there's a (or maybe two) dartboard. The counter looks old, but the gantry looks a classic 70s addition.

I liked this pub a lot, and would have liked it a lot more had there been a real ale available. It seems they sometimes sell Doom Bar, but its availabilty is a bit hit and miss. I would say visit this one if you want to enjoy a traditional pub atmosphere, but not for the beer.

On 27th October 2018 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Crown

This is an attractive Victorian corner pub with newly painted green livery, ornate Charrington's leaded lights and still sports a Courage cockerel over the sign frame.
The windows are textured which means that you can't really see in and even if you could, the windows are covered with claret coloured drapes, similar in colour to the carpet and upholstery to the traditional seating; the rear of the pub and bar apron are modern boarded.
Otherwise, there's a central bar with attractive pot shelf and various knick-knacks. A pool table dominates the rear and there's a dartboard too. There's no food as such, just bar snacks.
The locals and barmaid seemed jolly enough though the pub certainly didn't seem to be anything like as Irish as described below, if indeed it's Irish at all now.
This is a rare, seemingly largely unspoilt traditional pub. Unfortunately there's no real ale, though the Guinness was good enough and if the TVs hadn't been droning away playing dross, I'd probably give this place an extra point. Worth seeking out if in the area.

On 21st September 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Crown

The Crown is a nice looking corner pub that now sports a green colour outside.
Once inside the bar faces in a single L shaped room which is carpeted throughout,there is comfy bench seating and small stools for seating,the TV to the front was showing the Leeds v Sheffield Wednesday game.
There were no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of John Smiths Smooth Crap,which was crap.
There was a pool table to the rear right,the pub was almost empty on my Saturday afternoon visit.
I thought this was a decent comfortable pub to have a drink in,just a shame there was not a real ale on.

Pub visited 25/2/2017

On 23rd April 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Upper Holloway, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Finsbury Park, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, N19
27th Oct 2018, 18:18
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
21st Sep 2017, 20:02
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 01 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes - Sharp's Doom Bar - last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 30 April 2018 by Komakino .
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