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Maynard Arms, Crouch End, N8

70 Park Road
Crouch End
N8
N8 8SX
Phone: 02083416283
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Steve of N21 left this review about Maynard Arms

The Maynard Arms in Crouch End is a Victorian pub originally built in 1851 by the Maynard family, hence the pub name. However, this is a pub that has clearly been modernised and changed over the years to reflect and address the changing demographic of Crouch End and feels anything but a Victorian corner boozer.
It advertises itself as a Pub, Kitchen and Garden, which is a pretty accurate description of what you find when you enter the front door.
It’s now quite a sizeable interconnected internal space aiming at the Gastro dining pub crowd and has a decor largely described below. The first section you enter into from Park Road is the bar area, with an elevated section to the left and stool, table and comfortable settee seating mainly along the edges.
Then there is a smart dining section in the section beyond and behind the L shaped bar. This then opens out into a very pleasant multi sectioned courtyard garden area to the end of the pub. It clearly has a focus on food, but at 6pm on a Wednesday evening it was reassuring busy with the afterwork drinking crowd and although the dining section was empty, both the bar and garden were full of drinkers only.
This is one that clearly appeals to a younger demographic than your average CAMRA card carrying member, and there were several groups in, but also several singletons working on their PC’s, both in the bar and the garden. I know others mind this type of activity in a pub, but in one of this size I can forgive it, especially as the bar area with its tons of natural light coming through the sizeable front windows must be a better spot than home working on a fine weather day.
The good news for CAMRA members though is that we are accommodated with a couple of decent ales and an offered CAMRA discount. The pub is managed by the Metropolitan Pub Company, the Green King Arm that seems to have a lot more freedom over which beers they serve.
For my visit the available ales were TT Landlord, Signal Brewery Absolutely Fuggled and Crouch End Cask. I swerved the GK brew (you didn’t need a lot of intelligence to work out that the Crouch End Cask was one of theirs) and went for the Signal brew which was a well kept pint, and took it out into the garden to enjoy it.
I thought they got the balance of Gastro food focus and wet sales quite well here and as I have got over any downer on historical pubs that have had to modernise to survive a long time ago I am happy to give The Maynard Arms the rating it deserves.

On 15th August 2023 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Maynard Arms

A mid-19th century pub, located midway between the centre of Crouch End and the route out to Muswell Hill.
It’s clear that this place has been substantially fiddled with over the years, even since the last review; I couldn't see anything of the original interior on offer, it really looks quite subjected to gastropub clichés: a part field panelled bar back but with bare brick, huge industrial metal lampshades over the bar, windows lined with fairy lights, a modern floor, fawn coloured high vinyl peripheral banquettes, limited lighting, large rectangular tall tables with tall upholstered chairs, exposed electrical trunking, smoky dark blue walls with a white ceiling and Deacon Blue on the stereo at a reasonable level.
There’s a slightly raised drinking area to the front, with a similarly raised dining area to the rear, which looks more homely.
Service was sluggish, but I was finally served with a decent pint of Hammerton’s N1 on good form and at a pricey £5.20; further options were GK IPA and something called Crouch End Cask, origin unknown.
This isn’t really a great place and as there are several superior pubs in N8, I don’t envisage a return visit, not that I’m a habitué of the area.

On 16th September 2021 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about Maynard Arms

The Maynard Arms is a corner pub that is painted in the London black colour.
Once inside there is a long oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the front area is carpeted and has bench seating and settees,there is a small raised area to the front left,the bar is on the right side,this area is bare boarded and has normal tables and chairs,there is a table football opposite the bar,the rear area is up one step and there is a dining room off this to the right.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Trumans Swift which went down very well,the other beers noted were Porobello Star,Portobello Summer Bloom,Alchemy Blonde and GK IPA.
There was background music playing which was crap.
A decent enough pub to stop off a for a drink while on a pub crawl.

Pub visited 4/8/2016

On 25th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Strongers .
Crouch Hill, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Hornsey, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Harringay, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Maynard Arms, N8
15th Aug 2023, 12:45
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
16th Sep 2021, 17:07
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 September 2021 by Tris C
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