Saturday, 6 January 2018

The Saturday List #159 - The complete list of pubs in the London Borough of Barnet

A pub in the Borough of Barnet - can you name it?
Earlier this week, I published a blog entitled The pubs of Mill Hill and why the pub scene is going wrong which got a truly massive response. It seems that the Bods of Barnet are very interested in our local hostelries. We';ve lost a lot of our pubs, which is clearly not good news for our community. The Barnet Times has a fine picture gallery of 131 of these. 

I thought I'd start the year with a kick off Saturday list detailing as many of the remaining pubs as possible and getting your feedback regarding them. I asked for positive feedback only, as I didn't want the post to be an opportunity for everyone who's had a bad pint in the Borough too sharpen their knives. The comments in italics are from people responding to the request. Where I got no responses, I had a look for recent (last six months) decent Google reviews that seemed genuine and seemed to be in the consensus.

The pubs that have the bigger listings are ones on the Barnet Music website, that have live music. There is a link to their Lemonrock page, if you fancy some live music (Follow the Barnet Music Facebook page for more details). The list was originally derived from the Barnet Council database of licensed pubs, so if theres something missing or wrong, then you konow who to blame. I pasted the list onto Facebook to try and get feedback and had hundreds of comments back. Here is the list

I hope this is of some interest you to you!

Bald Faced Stag, 69 High Road, London, N2 8AB
 "plusses include some interesting guest beers and the attractive decor; "

Blarneys 128 Burnt Oak Broadway HA8 0BB 020 8381 1614
Lemonrock gig guide 

Builders Arms 3 Albert Road En4 8SH 020 8216 5678
Lemonrock gig guide 

"I  understand that The Builders Arms in New Barnet is being turned into a gastro pub.".

The Butcher's Arms (formerly The Misty Moon) 148 High Street EN5 5XP 020 8441 9476
Lemonrock gig guide
Google Review - Usually has a good band on Saturdays

Catcher In The Rye, 315 Regents Park Road, London, N3 1DP
 "Friend recently had a good meal in the Catcher in the Rye"

Cavalier Public House, 67 Russell Lane, London, N20 0BB
Google review -  Choice of ales improved with Timothy Taylor bitter.cheers­čśâ

The Elephant Inn 283 Ballards Lane N12 8NR 020 8343 6110
Lemonrock gig guide 


Google Review  - I have not been here for 10 years but the beer was good and the staff were very welcoming, Good visit

Gallery, 407 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3LH

Gate Lodge, 622 Finchley Road, London, NW11 7RR
Google Review Very welcoming friendly pub

Gertie Brownes, 95 High Road, London, N2 8AG
Google Review Vey friendly staff,great atmosphere

Joiners Arms, 51 Ballards Lane, London, N3 1X
" cheap with football and sports on the telly"

Keenans, 87 Colney Hatch Lane, London, N10 1LR

The Kings Head, 84 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5SN

Lambo Bar, The Tavern, 75 Cricklewood Lane, London, NW2 1HR
Google Review - Great bar and restaurant a mixed crowd of people always present. Good selection of beers...no ales though.No difficulty in recommending the place!!!

Lord Kitchener, 49 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RN
"no food, excellent Guinness, good prices, regular entertainment in form of quiz nights, race nights, DJ, bingo and live music - not all at once. Friendly and a very wide range of ages from 18-over 80s"

Lucky 7 - Wine Bar, 7 Cricklewood Lane, London, NW2 1ET
"Lucky 7 on Cricklewood Lane. I have a hard time convincing people to go with me but, when I do, always good music. The blacked out windows is off-putting and they should clear it up to appear more welcoming. Very friendly staff, lovely local couple own it. Live music most nights, always Irish. Nice pint of Guinness."

O'Hanlons, 210 West Hendon Broadway, London, NW9 7EE
Google Review A good local bar good service. Well.run

Orange Tree, 7 Totteridge Village, London, N20 8NX

Osidge Arms, Hampden Square, London, N14 5JP

Papillion Lounge Bar, The Market Place, Falloden Way, London, NW11 6JJ
Google review - Great bar with a pool table and a few fruit machines, open late

Prince Of Wales 2 Church Hill Road EN4 8TB 020 8440 5392
Lemonrock gig guide 

Google review - Lovely Christmas dinner.Thanks to all the hard working staff.

The Queens Arms Great North Road EN5 1AB 020 8449 0156
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review -  Good food, reasonably priced, good atmosphere and family friendly restaurant pub.

Railway Tavern, 129 Hale Lane, London, NW7 3SB
Biker friendly pub

Railway Tavern, 3 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RR
Charles Wells pub

Railway Bell, 13 East Barnet Road, Barnet, EN4 8RR
"Wetherspoon's: wide range of real ales served in good condition and at reasonable prices; friendly staff and fast service; pleasant decor and layout, maintained well. The food menu is...well, a Wetherspoon's food menu!"

Safari Club, Highwood Court, 975 High Road, London, N12 8QR

Sebright Arms, 9 Alston Road, Barnet, EN5 4ET
Google Review - I like this pub - a lot! Sadly it isn't open as often as I'd like. Christmas Day here was brilliant. Thank you

Tally Ho Public House 749 High Road, London, N12 0BP
Google Review - Cool pub, great vibe. Punk IPA on tap doesn't let me miss the time when it was weatherspoons there.

Adam And Eve, The Ridgeway, London, NW7 1RL
Google Review - Lovely and dog friendly pub, nice atmosphere. Good selection of beers. The food portions and/or quality for that price

The Arkley Public House, 2 Barnet Road, Barnet, EN5 3EP
Google Review - Cosy pub, great atmosphere

The Beaufort, 2 Heritage Avenue, London, NW9 5AA
Google Review -Ambiente muito agradável.

The Black Horse 92 Wood Street EN5 4HY 0208449 6438
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review - A nice friendly pub with efficient and professional staff. The place is always kept clean and tidy and there's usually a table free, although it is a popular destination. Excellent roasts!

The Bodhran Ph, 3 Vivian Avenue, London, NW4 3UT
"One of my favourite pubs. It's super friendly, they have a covered garden. The jukebox only plays in one area of the pub (the area with the pool table) which means you can play some music without disturbing the whole pub. At the cheaper end of the price scale tool"

The Bohemia, 762 High Road, London, N12 9QH

The Bridge Tavern, 9 The Broadway, London, NW7 3LN
"Conveniently located on the broadway and cheap."

The Chandos Arms, 31 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5DS
"Can't beat the food at The Chandos Arms. Have eaten the three or four times. Lovely. Only complaint about the Sunday Roast was that 'im indoors would have liked more than 3 potatoes."

The Claddagh Ring 10 Church Road NW4 4EA 020 8203 2600
Lemonrock gig guide 

The Cock And Dragon, Chalk Ln, London, Barnet EN4 9HU
Google Review -  Clean and comfortable nice food

Five Bells, 165 East End Road, London, N2 0LZ
Google Review - Warm and friendly and the food is great.

The Gate, 195 Barnet Road, Barnet, EN5 3LA
 "The Gate in Arkley is a top pub ,quality food. Probably the most popular pub around. On a sunday people start to queue about 11.30am. I use it on a regular basis."

Lemonrock gig guide 

Google review - Cosy pub good jazz jam on every Tue evening.

The Griffin 1262 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 9HH 020 8445 1110
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review - Always a pleasant atmosphere.

The Hendon, 377 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3LP
Google Review - Food good plenty of selection many screens to watch your particular sport with a huge pull down screen for the main sport of the night well worth a visit

The Harvester, 128 Hale Lane, Edgware, HA8 9RZ

The Lord Nelson, 14 West End Lane, Barnet, EN5 2SA
"The Lord Nelson is a great local pub. Been back in Barnet from Australia the last couple of months and have been in there regularly. Really friendly atmosphere and a brilliant bunch of people either side of the bar. Always a good laugh in there."

The Midland Hotel 29 Station Road, Hendon, London NW4 020 3602 1320
Lemonrock gig guide 
"a good laugh and good music in there"

The Moon Under Water, Varley Parade, The Hyde, London, NW9 6RR


The Old White Lion 121, Great North Road, East Finchley, London N2 0NW 020 8883 6459
Lemonrock gig guide 
The Old White Lion is attractive and lively. Food is simple and not cheap, but good.

The Original Brewing Co, Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, London, N12 0GL
 "no longer brews beer on the premises, sadly."

The Red Filly, Thornfield Parade, Holders Hill Road, London, NW7 1LN
Google Review - Great pub. Landlady and staff friendly . Pub clean good beer and good price . Will call again when in area

The Refectory, 911 Finchley Road, London, NW11 7PE
Google Review - Decent little boozer when working away quality beer garden out back and lagers spot on

The Rising Sun, 137 Marsh Lane, London, NW7 3EY
Google Review - Pub de calitate

The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, London, NW3 7JJ
A classic pub, fantastic garden, some really nice little alcoves inside and out - great for playing board games or feeling cosy with some friends.

The Weavers, Greenhill Parade, Great North Road, Barnet, EN5 1EU
Google Review - I don't normally write reviews but I come to weavers every sunday, I have a delicious sizzling steak and my wife always has roast beef. Highly recommended!

The Windsor Castle, The Walks, London, N2 8DL
"The Windsor Pub in the Walks N2 is a small, cosy local pub - very much one for locals and regulars. Clean, friendly, with a nice little garden, and good staff. Occasionally have live events - Irish dancing etc."

The Woodhouse, 230 Woodhouse Road, London, N12 0RS
Google review - 5 star establishment

The York Arms, 310 Oakleigh Road North, London, N20 0DH
"The York Arms family friendly pub. Good cheap homemade food. Big child and animal friendly garden. Outside bar, bbq area and bouncy castle. One of the few proper traditional pubs left. All sports shown and many events held such as discos, race and quiz nights and vaious other seasonal get togethers. TOP PUB!!!! Well worth a visit"

Three Hammers, Hammers Lane, London, NW7 4EA

Three Horseshoes, 1166 High Road, London, N20 0RA
"The Three Horseshoes Pub in Whetstone is pretty good. Very cosy!"

The Pub (AKA Tommy Flynn's), 686 High Road, London, N12 9PT
Google Review  -Now called the Pub. Great place. Friendly staff good music

Toolans 866 High Road N12 9RH 020 8343 8988
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review - Great (largely irish) pub. Great value & tasty food. Regular live music plus a lively poker night & fab quiz night.

Wallace Bar1023 Finchley Road, London, NW11 7ES

The White Lion 50 St Albans Road EN5 4LA 020 8449 4560
Lemonrock gig guide
Google Review - Perfect location next to the tube, ideal for after work drinks or on the way back from an afternoon in central. Plenty of tables inside and out with lots of character and warm lighting. Love sitting outside in the summer at night time watching the trains and people go by.

The Mitre 58 High Street EN5 5SJ 020 8449 5701
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review Camra award winning pub year after year, live music on a Sunday night, food offering, beautiful beer garden & a friendly 'chilled' atmosphere.

Ye Olde Monken Holt 193 High Street EN5 5SU 020 8449 4280
Lemonrock gig guide 
Google Review - I had a nice time with friends for good and cheap beer ­čŹ║

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