Located just beyond the lock next to Camden market the railway tracks and the canal, the Hawley Arms is a vast Victorian boozer that has risen from the ashes of the 2008 'Great fire of Camden' which destroyed the top two floors.
Renowned regulars, such as Noel 'Mighty Boosh' Fielding and the late Amy Winehouse, helped raise funds for its return. It still scores highly on the ‘slebs scale and there’s plenty of hipster-spotting to be had.
It's a Greene King pub, so there's Abbot Ale and IPA as well as Budweiser Budvar, a guest ale hand-pull, fine burbons and a dozen-strong wine list. The food selection includes pub grub classics such as fish and chips, pies from Pieminister, moules frites - all for less than a tenner.
As well as live music on the first Monday of every month and the odd secret gig, there's backgammon.
|Venue name:||The Hawley Arms||Contact:|
2 Castlehaven Rd
|Opening hours:||noon-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun, noon-1am Fri|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
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Average User Rating
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Used to be a favourite haunt but have since graduated to the Lock Tavern. Definitely a go-to bar if you are new to Camden, especially with its Libertines/Winehouse connections (if you're into Noughties music), but can get a bit tight when busy, bar staff a tad too 'trendy' for their own good; but good tunes upstairs on a friday night and you might just spot Carl Barat or Graham Coxon. Can't deny I used to LOVE it, but just found a local competitor to be more to my tastes, sorry...
Great bar with live music. My Favourite nights are Wham Bam run by Jessie Jetski. She rocks and so do most of the artists she promotes.
One of the coolest pubs in Camden.
There are several sofas, long curtains and the atmosphere and decoration is pretty warm and there is a good terrace, not just for smokers but to stay when weather is nice.