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Bank of Friendship, Highbury, N5

224 Blackstock Road
N5
N5 1EA
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Rex Rattus left this review about Bank of Friendship

Like previous reviewers, I also found three real ales on, with London Pride, Hammerton N1, and Gritchie Moon Lore (£4.60 a pint) all on. I went for the latter as it was a new one on me, and it's branded as a new world pale ale, at 3.7%. It was OK without being anything special. No sign of food late afternoon on a Wednesday, although there were gin menus on the tables.

This pub is now on CAMRA's Regional Inventory of pubs with historic interiors. This must be because it still has two separate rooms, connected to each other at the back behind the servery, as well as some old Courage signage at the top of the bar back in the right hand room. The room on the left is more basic than the one on the right - bare-boarded compared to carpetted, and lacking the moody tea lights on the tables to which any customers in the right hand room are treated. There's a nice fireplace in the right hand room as well, with a gas coal-effect fire alight, and with the only real downside being that the tea lights don't provide enough light for anyone wishing to read. There's also a garden at the back.

This is a friendly, comfortable and welcoming pub. but probably best avoided when Arsenal are playing at home.

On 28th January 2020 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Bank of Friendship

Bar and lounge served from a horseshoe shaped bar. 3 real ales served.

On 1st November 2014 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about The Bank of Friendship

This is a very nice pub with a friendly barman and a good local crowd, even when there is no match on which indicates that this pub doesn't rest on its laurels and just milk its location.

I had a very nice pint of Pride, but Greene King IPA and Seafarers were also available along with Amstel and a selection of standard lagers.

The public bar has a small portable TV up on the wall, but this was off as all the people that were watching the sport were in the other bar with the plasmas. There is a dartboard at the rear of this bar with plenty of space around it, so no stepping on each others toes!

I liked it in here and would gladly go back to listen to the funny old boys at the bar.

On 19th May 2009 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Finsbury Park, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Drayton Park, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Canonbury, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bank of Friendship, N5
28th Jan 2020, 17:29
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
18th Jan 2020, 18:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% guest beers only - last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 October 2017 by ROB Camra
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