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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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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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Roger Button left this review about The Maynard Arms

This large former Greene King pub has undergone a hefty refurbishment (one of many in recent years if reports are anything to go by) and now has more of a Gastro approach. The pub name is conveniently and trendily subheaded “pub, dining and garden” to ensure that it encompasses every possible target customer.

The interior is large and spacious with bare polished wooden floors, high ceilings and large plain windows. Furnishings range from mixed oddments to almost luxurious leather banquettes and chesterfields and tables with the now standard chunky candles glowing in the subdued lighting. The pub does feel a little impersonal due its open plan nature and size.
Although there are a few sections that can be roped off for functions and parties. There is a slightly raised section opposite the bar and to the rear, an extended area culminating in an L-shaped glazed and modern brick conservatory housing a more formal dining area. Behind the pub is a pleasant and quite sizeable, partly decked, secure garden cover and patio heaters.

Now part of the Real Pub chain, the pub is free from its Greene King tie and the beer range is far superior because of it. 4 ales were available on my visit - Doom Bar, Twickenham Sundancer, Old Dairy AK 1911and Hook Norton Old Hooky. Prices quite steep £3.60 for a 4% ale being more than I would expect. There was a sign up for a Meet the Brewer evening and beer festival so the pub does appear to be taking its ales seriously. The food is quite upmarket with main courses around £11-£19 although some cheaper lunchtime options are available.

There was some pretty good background music (Chuck berry, CSN&Y) when I was there and a single TV so I suspect that it isn’t the footie haven that it once was. The staff were friendly and efficient and the customer base appeared to be a good mix. Whilst this isn’t generally my preferred sort of pub, I wouldn’t have a problem returning when in the area.

On 16th February 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
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
16th Sep 2021, 17:07
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
15th Sep 2021, 19:16
Review submitted 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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