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The Joiners, Finchley Central, N3

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51 Ballards Lane
N3
N3 1XP
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Joiners

This is another Stonegate pub in North Finchley, with the ales on heavily weighted towards the usual suspects, with London pride, Doom Bar, GK IPA, Adnam's Southwold Bitter and Ghost Ship on. My half of Ghost Ship cost £1.95 a half, but was in poor condition. There's a typical pubco pub grub menu available here - the classic burger with fries and the usual stuff is £7.50.

There's nothing remotely traditional about this place. There are modern white tiles on all the pillars; on one wall is a depiction of the brewing process (I have to admit that the novelty is wearing off); there's a (locked) ginventory cabinet; and bright neon lights behind the servery. There are awful puns written on the pillars, such as "beer cures what ales you", "keep your gin up", "Father forgive me for I have ginned", and "in gin we trust". The main bar area is unremarkable and nondescript. At the back is a room that can be separated from the main bar area to some extent, and was being used for a private function when I was in. That leads out to a garden at the back, and there's also some outside seating at the front.

This is an ordinary pubco high street pub. It's useful for providing fairly cheap food and drink, but not somewhere I would choose to spend any length of time.

On 8th April 2019 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Joiners Arms

A depressingly workaday blandized corporate pub - from the modern mish-mash interior with over-loud inoffensive music, random plastic sports crap hanging from ceiling plus Six Nations flags pinned up despite being 4 months out of date. Still, things can usually level off with decent service, hygiene and beer. But not here – the place was filthy with litter everywhere; of the five pumps there was a glass over the Brain's Golden, then there were 3x Doom Bar (which was also off), leaving a single GK IPA available (which, mirculously in the circumstances, was fine) served up by uniformly hopeless (or just demoralised?) staff. Literally the only upside was the price, £2.50. I couldn’t wait to leave. Dire, perhaps what Wetherspoons might have looked like had Tim Martin had been run over by a bus in 1998. 3.5

On 24th October 2016 - rating: 3
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john gray left this review about The Joiners Arms

Very busy pub with most people following the European footy.L shaped pub with outside seating to front and rear.They had Doombar Tribute and Old speckled Hen and 3 craft keg beers on.I had a pint of the lovely hoppy Brewdog -punk ipa at the reasonable price of £4.50.Locals pub with loads of tv,s and 4 slot machines but I found it comfortable and would call in again.

On 20th December 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
New Southgate, 2.5 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Hendon, 2.87 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Mill Hill Broadway, 3.13 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
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8th Apr 2019, 11:58
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
24th Oct 2016, 19:16
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

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