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Whittington Stone, Archway, N19

53 Highgate Hill
N19 5NE
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Tris C left this review about Whittington Stone

Dating from 1740 with the current incarnation built in 1978, this is situated on the hill climbed by Dick Whittington on his attempt to leave London when the City’s bells tolled, asking him to return. My guess though is that he couldn’t face the struggle up the hill, especially with cat in tow and speaking of which, there’s a large late Georgian stone statue of a cat a few feet up the hill from the pub (hence the name), voiced by Helen Lederer if you point your smartphone at it.
Situated adjacent to the Whittington Mental Hospital, it’s well described below, this being a first-time visit the other day, predicated only upon having made a return visit to the Winchester up the road; expectations weren’t high. It’s pale boarded to the right-hand pool area, carpeted to the left, mid grey walls with a white ceiling, trendy lighting, conventional furniture, miscellaneous prints by way of décor, a flashing games machine and seven TVs showing the football with the sound up. Customers understandably were locals – no-one in their right mind would make any effort to come here – of mixed age, young and very rowdy to the right half, much older to the carpeted ‘snug’.
Ales amounted to just Doom and Pride with a reversed clip, me opting for a half of Neck Oil, served by a friendly barman, price forgotten.
This is a very poor pub indeed, the Archway Tavern across the road being the clear choice for fashionable locals, though sadly devoid of cask beer.

Rated 2.5.

On 14th January 2023 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2010 recommendations about 1976 pubs]

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john gray left this review about Whittington Stone

Dull keg beers and Sky Sports a winning combo for some.Sadly not for me.

On 13th April 2014 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1023 recommendations about 1009 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about Whittington Stone

I was visiting someone at the nearby hospital, so popped into this pub and was extremely dissapointed. The lager was awful and the beer garden is 5 foot from the main road leading to Archway station. You can hear the local care in the community psychopaths who have ditched their medication screaming obscenities at and threatening passers by.

If you're not a local I wouldn't bother.

On 21st February 2007 - rating: 1
[User has posted 5303 recommendations about 5271 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Whittington Stone, N19
14th Jan 2023, 17:43
Review submitted by Tris C
12th Dec 2022, 17:00
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Frontal beer patio. - last updated 10 July 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 July 2020 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 December 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 February 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 June 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 13 January 2023 by Tris C
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