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Tapping the Admiral, NW1

Pub added by Tris C
77 Castle Road
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Tris C left this review about Tapping the Admiral

This was originally the Trafalgar Tavern (never Castle) then Fuzzock & Firkin before becoming the scruffy Tavern in the Town. Being off the beaten track, the only people who visit tend to be those who are in the know. I first came here just after the reopening and complained that it was infested with riff-raff with the foulest language in all of Christendom. Perhaps management cleared them out as several visits later, they are no more. Boarded up for around four years, it just goes to show what can be done with a little imagination: now double winner of the CAMRA North London branch Pub of the Year (2013 and 2015) and currently on CAMRA’s shortlist for the Top 5 London pubs.
This is a lively boozer with much knick-knacks and a slightly nautical slant though hardly an annoying Jolly Jack Tar theme pub. There’s an old metal Truman’s sign and this being one of their former pubs, may once have been mounted outside. Beneath, there’s a real coal fire, next to which was an enormous black cat with white paws, looking for all the world like the Egyptian Bastet, reclining on his miniature chaise longue, oblivious to the mandolin folk band and people singing along. There are food menus on the tables offering quite adventurous fayre though this isn’t a gastropub, grub revolving around the humble though hand-made pie.
As with my last visit in October 2016, the barman asked if I had a CAMRA card; the pub also participates in the CAMRA LocAle scheme. Ales: 12 pumps (one double-clipped) so too many to record but my pint of Bermondsey Best was £3.90 which was very good and amazingly cheap for London.
With the added benefit of a midnight licence Wednesday to Saturday, this is a great pub.

On 17th February 2018 - rating: 9
[User has posted 841 recommendations about 828 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about Tapping the Admiral

The Tapping the Admiral is a decent looking pub that is set in back streets,so not that easy to find.
Once inside the bar faces in an L shaped room that is bare boarded,there are pew seats and small stools to the front and a mid height drinking shelf to the left with stools,there are normal tables and chairs elsewhere.
There was a very good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of New River Twin Spring,which was a really well kept beer,the other real ales i noted were Great Heck Navigator,Trumans Bow Bells and Southwark London Pale Ale.
There was decent background music playing.
I thought this was a top notch pub,one i could settle in.

Pub visited 2/6/2017

On 7th August 2017 - rating: 9
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Tapping the Admiral

Lovely traditional pub, high ceilings, well laid out with L-shaped bar. Good choice of real ales.

On 19th June 2017 - rating: 8
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North London Line by Bucking Fastard
NW1: Outer Camden by Sir Tubbs
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Kentish Town West, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Camden Road, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint - last updated 04 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 13 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pie-orientated. - last updated 17 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursdays. - last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 September 2014 by moby duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : No last updated 09 July 2015 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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