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Finchley Tavern, North Finchley, N12

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686 High Road
N12 9PT
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Rex Rattus left this review about Finchley Tavern

There's no real ale and no sign of food when I visited on Wednesday afternoon. My half of Guinness was actually quite good - at £1.80 for a half.

This is a very basic shop conversion bar. There's a bit of fixed bench seating combined with standard tables and chairs at the front, and a couple of tall tables with tall stools down at the back. It's carpeted, but with a red and black tiled splash area around the counter, and has a few photos on the walls mainly of old local scenes. There are four TV screens, which means in a small place like this you can see one wherever you sit. That's either a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view (no pun!).

It's a characterless shop conversion, but it's clearly popular with some of the local population, as they were doing a reasonable trade. But I think I would prefer to spend my time in the Bohemia, solely because the beer is better - or perhaps more accurately more to my taste.

On 7th April 2019 - rating: 4
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Alesonly . left this review about Finchley Tavern

Sadly this place has gone right down hill. No real ale any more & even the Guinness is not great now. The Staff and service were abysmal the last three visits we done on Sunday evenings we waited 15 minuets trying to get served the last time before walking out. I'm really Not surprising this place seems to spend more time boarded up these days than to does open.

On 20th August 2018 - rating: 2
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Alesonly . left this review about The Finchley Tavern

I went in here last night after walking out the spoons. Much better Place found staff very friendly & Polite Also very good customer service. The other customers treat you just like your one of the regulars nice friendly atmosphere which makes a change Excellent Pint of Guinness as well Not sure what other Beers or Ales were on as I was already been on a good session all day. I would definitely visit again next time I'm finchley Its well worth a visit if you prefer to go in a Pub not full of loud mouth Kids & screeching Girls where every other word is sworn out loud. Still has Dart Board Plenty & of TVs showing Sky Sports as well.

On 16th August 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
New Southgate, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Oakleigh Park, 2.24 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Bowes Park, 2.94 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Finchley Tavern, N12
7th Apr 2019, 11:21
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
3rd Apr 2019, 18:22
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 29 June 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 February 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No - According to CAMRA. - last updated 01 January 2024 by Tris C
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