Faltering Fullback

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The Faltering Fullback
Finsbury Park

Tucked away down a side street off busy Stroud Green Road, this is a dream of a pub. Consequently, it's always busy, for all its hidden location.

The secret of its success is several distinct zones: a front room with screens for match days (provided quirky objects hanging from the ceiling don't intrude); a smaller, music-free central area; a barn-like back room with a raucous, studenty feel, picnic table seating, loud music and pool; and a pleasant beer garden which spans over the pub's entire roof – on multiple levels.

A so-so range of beers includes Leffe and London Pride on tap, and the wine is limited to a couple of ordinary reds and whites. The pub's kitchen does some decent Thai food, including classic curries and fried noodles.


Venue name: Faltering Fullback
Address: 19 Perth Rd
N4 3HB
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park tube/rail

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best time to go is summer when you can make use of the roof terrace, but get there early as everyone who knows about this place knows to head there! really great for rugby too - fantastic atmosphere, can't beat it. but again, get there early, it's very very popular with locals and those in the know. they only serve thai food, which can be a pain for some, but allow a local pizza place to deliver there and its very good pizza - not the usual greasy take-out!

Anamaria S

The roof terrace is amazing, a warren of hidden tables and greenery. Somehow we always seem to find a table even though it's usually heaving with people. The only drag is having to go down to the bar to get a round in and negotiate the winding steps carrying a tray of pints. I've never spilt one yet though!