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The Gilpins Bell, Upper Edmonton, N18

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50-54 Fore Street
N18
N18 2SS
Phone: 02088842744
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Aqualung . left this review about The Gilpins Bell

Having closed briefly back in March it's now reported to being run by the same people as the Coach and Horses down in Tottenham.


Visit May 2014

I stopped visiting this place some years ago due to poor choice and quality of ales. As a result I turned up today with rather low expectations.
Given that it's a converted motorbike shop it is a lot more attractive than your average dingy shop conversion as it is a large room with some nice stained glass windows at the back. There is also a decent sized patio at the rear left.
My problem with the beer selection turned out to not have changed much. There were two banks of six handpumps with the two GK beers doubled up, a cider, Wychwood Piledriver, Full Brazilian and Brakspear's Special available soon as was Banks's Saint Archer American beer. This left just Arundel Wild Heaven, Ringwood Filly Drift and GK Abbot Special Reserve. I went for the Arundel Wild Heaven which was the first beer I've had from this brewer that wasn't a sweet southern style beer (and I'm not being critical here). Sadly it wasn't entirely clear, but this is common for these "craft" beers and it tasted fine. I then went for the Abbot Special Reserve which was perfect. Both beers were only £2.05. This was incredibly cheap for a 6.5% ABV beer.
It seems to have improved since my last visits but could improve more, most notably with the beer selection.
I would imagine this place is a living hell when the nearby footbore team are playing. Apparently it only allows home fans on those occasions and plastic glasses are used. I wouldn't mind betting they bump the prices up as well.

On 19th June 2016 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Gilpins Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

Large spoons with different rooms/sections and a beer garden. Plastic cups in use on my match day visit with bouncers checking I had a home ticket. Some Spurs memorabilia on display. Usual spoons deals and selection.

On 9th November 2014 - no rating submitted
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BobOs . left this review about The Gilpins Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

I love the cosy section in the middle - it's like drinking in someone's posh library. We used to stop here often for a cheap breakfast and couple of pints on our way into London, but the breakfasts took longer and longer to arrive and were colder and colder when they did finally appear. We've now decided to give it a miss in future and eat in town.

On 16th July 2011 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Silver Street, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
White Hart Lane, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Angel Road, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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