With a range of speciality beers on tap, including great American craft beers and British cask ales, alongside seasonal pub grub, The Kings Head has all the ingredients of your friendly local boozer. Behind its traditional Victorian exterior, it houses regular quizzes, a wine club and live events at underground space Downstairs at The King's Head.
Crouch End Pubs
The leafy district of Crouch End is the perfect setting for traditional pubs so it's no wonder that there are so many great ones to choose from across the area. Whilst some keep it strictly back to basics with old fashioned furnishings, others prefer more modern twists. However, you can be sure that they all share the same welcoming vibes, home cooked pub grub and extensive range of drinks.
Tucked away in Hornsey is a beloved old school boozer with charm by the bucket loads. Swing by Three Compasses and you can feast on a hearty menu of British dishes alongside an array of craft beers and real ales while sinking hours into catching up or watching sport.
Combining pub, restaurant and garden bar, The Maynard Arms has all the character of a traditional boozer, with the refinement of a modern restaurant. Whilst they have a great range of real ales and imported lagers, their crowning glory is their food menu, featuring Sunday roasts and freshly made dishes.
Originally constructed as a hotel, The Queens is a beautifully ornate Victorian venue serving up great drink and seasonal food to Crouch End's locals. Head to the garden (it's even heated in the winter) for a £5 lunch of their signature Aberdeen Angus burger.
You can probably guess at The Old Dairy's former usage, which gives it its huge size and industrial vibes. The venue is stripped back with battered tables and comfy sofas, juxtaposed with sparkling chandeliers and skylights.
With original features lovingly restored to their former glory, The Railway Tavern is a beautiful 1930's pub with a focus on tradition. Whilst warm and cosy in the winter months, the pub's beer garden has been completely redesigned making it the perfect place to soak up the sun with a beer all year round.
It's all plush chesterfields, floral wallpaper and gilt-framed mirrors at this charming boozer. There's a fire for cosying up in front of with a glass of red, and a dining room to enjoy quintessentially British food any day of the week.