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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Passed yesterday all pub signs & name removed pub was all in darkness and locked up at 18.30 in the evening no notice to say its just a temporary closure so it looks like another one bites the dust.

Old Red Lion, Underhill, Barnet

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Underhill, Great North Road
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Alesonly . left this review about Old Red Lion

Looks like this pubs now closed down. I guess since the football ground closed moved there just is not the passing trade any more to keep both pubs open as there's another Mc Mullen's just other side the railway bridge in a more busy area near cinema & shops.

On 11th March 2015 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about Old Red Lion

This is a sizeable two bar pub, close to Barnet FC. Only the lounge bar was open during my Monday afternoon visit, a large L-shaped carpeted room with comfortable seating but otherwise rather bland. Fixtures and fittings are fairly modern and functional, the old gnarled beams and posts are reclaimed from elsewhere and are simply decorative. Mainly banquettes and stools but there are a couple of those high tables in the middle of the room, decor includes displayed plates, jugs hanging from a beam and the usual framed local prints. There were a few more bits and bobs on another shelf over the bar. There is a high level TV which was showing some game show compared by Noel Edmonds!
McMullens beers, three on, County (£3.30), AK and IPA. The beer was ok if the measure a bit short. Foodwise I didn't spot a standard menu but a chalkboard offered a selection of unlikely tapas in so far as none of the dishes could remotely be considered as being traditional Iberian fare, BBQ wings, potato wedges, skinny fries, tempura prawns being examples. Five dishes for £10.
I found this to be a fairly underwhelming featureless pub, but one that no doubt serves a useful purpose to the community and particularly on a match day.

On 25th April 2012 - rating: 5
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John Bonser left this review about Old Red Lion

Situated just down the hill from High Barnet Tube Station is The Old Red Lion, a large prominent roadhouse type pub with a gabled black and white Tudor exterior.

The main bar is a large carpeted and comfortable lounge with a number of adjoining areas, nooks and crannies. Fake wooden beams, framed caricature prints of famous sportsmen and a brass footrail etc all help contribute to a pleasant, but rather standard pub interior. A much smaller separate public bar was not open during my recent Sunday lunchtime visit, but is available for private hire.

The pub clearly does a lot of work for charity and was advertising a Help for Heroes Charity Night in a week or so’s time on 4 March.

Disappointingly, given the close proximity of Barnet F C Football Ground, I didn’t see any related football memorabilia, although a number of flyers on a shelf reminded me that “Our Local Football Club Needs Your Support” and exhorted me to attend the forthcoming home match against Lincoln City.

It’s a McMullens pub which was serving AK and Country on my visit. The AK - £ 2.60p – was pretty good.

This is a reasonable pub and I’d be happy to call in again if passing

On 25th February 2011 - rating: 7
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11th Mar 2015, 08:26
Request to mark pub as closed by Alesonly . approved
11th Mar 2015, 01:17
Review submitted by Alesonly .

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 February 2010 by David McNally
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