Those coming this way for the first time, perhaps on the W7 bus up Crouch Hill, might miss this little Irish pub beside a branch of NatWest. The Harringay Arms’ rather bland, un-publike façade hides a wood-panelled interior, an illusion of space created by judicious use of mirrors.
Like it and it’s ‘cosy’, dislike it and it’s ‘cramped’; still, the regulars are generally happy to move from their space at the bar should you wish to order.
Beers include Courage Best and Adnams Broadside, along with standard lagers, but they could sell washing-up liquid in pints and locals would continue to come here for a natter.
The history of the area can be studied in detail on a wall by the door, with maps and documents detailing old planning permission requests, while the back area acts as a wall of honour to Irish literature, with Behan, O’Brien, Yeats and others honoured in portrait form.