What they say:
Reopening after 14 months, the Gipsy Queen in Kentish Town doffs its cap to tradition, adopting the building's original name first used in the 1850s and rebranding itself as a quintessential, rustic country pub. Now run by of the capable team behind The Grafton, which was awarded the coveted title of Great British Pub of the Year, the Gipsy Queen has been refurbished and restored to its former glory. It has had a number of different names of the decades, the most recent of which was The Bluebell, and now boasts an idyllic beer garden, built with those lazy Summer weekends in mind. To complete the package, guests will be able to try a whole range of experimental creations produced by local distilleries in the North London area, including the Camden Hell's, Hackney Brewery and Four Pure & Lawless. Nestle down by the fire in a Victorian armchair and watch the hours trickle away, this new local has everything you'll need.
What we say:
In recent years, Kentish Town has seen a number of pubs rebranded and reborn. From the Rose & Crown to the Bull & Gate, the Gipsy Queen will definitely have its work cut out if it wants to compete and overtake these establishments. But having already reopened a pub in a competitive part of the city, the owners Joel Czopor and Susie Clarke will definitely know what it takes. Lots of effort and time has been invested into their beautiful garden; the entire garden is covered in a blanket of twinkling lights, and during the hot summer days, guest can take shelter under the canopy of the dozen cherry trees that line the outdoor area; this blissful haven could propel them above and beyond the reach of their competitors.