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The Priory Tavern, NW6

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250 Belsize Road
NW6
NW6 4BT
Phone: 02032040070
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Tris C left this review about The Priory Tavern

This pub takes its name from its location, part of the curtilage belonging to Kilburn Priory, founded in the 1130s by three Benedictine canonesses (Christina, Emma and Gunilde) on land given to them by a hermit called Godwin, to serve with a hostium, pilgrims travelling between St. Albans and Canterbury along what was once the Roman road of Watling Street, now Kilburn High Road. It fell prey to Henry VIII’s Reformation in 1536, but the name remains in the form of this former Truman’s house of pilgrimage.
Externally this is an attractive corner pub in West Hampstead, bordering on Kilburn. It displays some good Truman’s signage and lanterns as well as attractive cream and mottled green/blue faience tiles.
Internally it’s a fair size with an island bar of stripped wood, possibly original, with a bare wood pot shelf which looks newer. It’s also topped with an interesting neon Ben Truman sign.
The rest of the pub is mainly part stripped wood panelling as well as pale stripped floor boards, possibly original. Walls are white with a green ceiling and at least one unattractive fan. The rear of the pub appears more geared towards dining, though this isn’t a gastropub and there’s a small, partially open kitchen. The front area is more pubby with some conventional dark furniture, some low modern sofas and a few velour-covered stools with the oche and dartboard to the side along with a selection of board games and daily newspapers.
Customers are mixed being an older middle-class bunch with some hipsterish youngsters.
Unlike the rear, the front is really quite brightly lit, illumination coming courtesy of some fake Victorian ceiling lamps; music played but at an acceptable level.
The Priory Tavern also has a dog ban as well as a ‘no screens & no machines’ policy. A ban on children would mean the complete vanquish of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Food is made onsite and comes from their own in-house smoke oven.
Ales: Exmoor Ale and Purity’s Ubu, both with the clips reversed, thereafter just Marston’s 61 Deep at an extremely reasonable £1.95 a half and very good it was too - and so it should be given that the pub won Regional Cellar Keeper of the Year 2015.
We thought that this was a very decent pub - the Thursday to Saturday midnight licence is an added bonus - and much improved since our last visit about six years ago. However, the lack of ale was a big disappointment, especially given the above credentials. Nevertheless, this is certainly worth a visit if in the area and is probably the best pub in NW6, though the competition’s hardly stiff. Had the other two ales been on and in similar condition to the Marston's, I'd give the pub a higher grade.

On 6th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Priory Tavern

U-shaped hipsterised pub with the varnish stripped from the long curved island bar and a generally grubby feel. Bits of arty arrangements, including a rather natty ALE! sign made up from Tim Taylor beer mats (see pic). Dart board, an extensive range of board games and a Tuesday quiz night noted. Upright piano and acoustic guitar in situ, not sure if they were tuned and available to play or not. Three pumps, just TT Landlord on (“we’re running low on beer” said the barman, which for a Friday seemed a bit of a stupid position to be in) with clips from Flacks and Long Man turned. My TTL was the first out, no pull-through so sloppy bar skills. Could do better but I’m sure the local boho squad love it. 5.5

On 22nd March 2016 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Priory Tavern

The Priory Tavern is a decent looking pub that is situated quite close to Kilburn High Road Overground Station.
Once inside there is a single room with an island bar,there were low leather settees and large chunky wood tables to the front,plus a darts board to the front right,the rear had normal tables and chairs,the room is bare boarded throughout.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Vale Wychert which was a nice drink,the other beer was Taylor Landlord.
There was some background music playing during my Thursday afternoon visit which i did'nt really like.
This is a pleasant enough pub that seemed a bit more upmarket than the pubs on the high road.

Pub visited 1/5/2014

On 1st May 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Kilburn High Road, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
South Hampstead, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
West Hampstead, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Priory Tavern, NW6
8th Apr 2018, 16:26
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved
 
8th Apr 2018, 15:28
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Noted on passing today as having reopened.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No - Dogs barred. - last updated 05 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burgers etc. - last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays. - last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
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