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The William Butler Yeats, N4

Pub added by Tris C
20 Fonthill Road
N4
N4 3HU
Phone: 02086173400
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Tris C left this review about The William Butler Yeats

Dating from 1871, this was originally the Duke of Edinburgh, the current name dating from 2013. I don’t know what association if any Yeats had with the area, but I walked past Yeats’ house in Primrose Hill on the way home, where later Sylvia Plath lived and gassed herself.
The floor is boarded, with the bar at left, with a field panelled grey front and no back as such, just a mass of shiny white tiles. Walls to the windows are painted dark grey, the remainder a shade I’d call ‘wasabi’, with a white ceiling. Along with window drinking ledges, furniture is conventional and mixed, with décor in the form of nothing to the main part of the pub apart from an odd Yeats’ commemorative mirror. All the décor was crammed into the small rear section, prints and plenty of knickknacks along with a bare brick fireplace; it looks like a different pub. What little light is available comes from brass candle chandeliers. Customers were few, certainly compared to the neighbouring Plimsoll and were young professional types.
There’s no real ale here, me having to make do with a half of Siren Yu Lu at £3.50, served in a stupid glass which resembled an Apollo command module, by a monosyllabic barman.
This is really rather a depressing pub, devoid of character and real ale. The vastly superior Plimsoll is around the corner, is lavished with the former, but equally not the latter.

On 7th February 2022 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The WB Yeats

A street corner Victorian building now stripped out to produce a trendy pub for the young folk who live in this part of London in bedsits and student accomodation.A large decking area has been built to the front with several seating booths,a huge awning and space heaters and given that the interior is quite small ,a lot of folk overflow here even in cold weather.The interior just has a small collection of round and oblong wooden tables and chairs which get bagged very quickly.The bar is quite small and runs half the length of the side wall,while further back is an open kitchen churning out food.Live folk music plays on Saturday evenings,restricting space even further.The high ceiling and sparse wall coverings make this deafening at busy time and I felt sorry for a couple of dogs dragged in by their owners.Children were evident even as the band were setting up.
At the bar there will be just one real ale,Trumans Fire Starter on my trip at a ludicrous £2.65 the half,it was very average.There were 4 BrewDog keg taps and this may have been a better option ,price unknown.
It's Grim up North London goes the Private Eye cartoon strip and there's plenty of fodder in here to keep the joke going for many a long year.Personally I won't darked their door again.

On 13th January 2019 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Finsbury Park, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Upper Holloway, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The William Butler Yeats, N4
7th Feb 2022, 18:48
Review submitted by Tris C
 
28th Aug 2021, 20:48
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Front patio. - last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 13 January 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 January 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursdays 22.00. - last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Tris C
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