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Kentish Town

One of the most popular pubs in Kentish Town - and with good reason.

So great is Kentish Town’s love of the Pineapple that when the pub was threatened with redevelopment into flats in 2002, locals started a campaign to save it – and got the place listed by English Heritage in just eight days. This backstreet boozer dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and you can feel the history in the weathered wood of the joyously unmodernised main bar. There’s also a conservatory at the back, and outdoor tables when the weather’s good. The Pineapple hosts a variety of special events, including semi-annual beer festivals, but it’s at its best on an ordinary weekend, when the locals crowd in for a pint and a gab-fest. And there’s cheap Thai food if you want to settle in for the long haul.

Venue name: Pineapple
Address: 51 Leverton Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town tube/rail
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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Laura T

I love this pub, it's perfect for cosy nights, Friday food with friends, summer garden beer drinking, it's perfect for every occasion! The food here is such great value, really fast and fresh, best prawn toast I have ever eaten!!!

O. Gordon

The Pineapple is very special. Saved from developers by a local campaign, this place epitomises 'pub'. There are lots of different ales that are always changing, good Thai food offered at excellent prices, friendly staff and a working fireplace from which you can watch someone play the accordion. Whenever I'm in the area, I always try to pop in. 

Tristan P
Staff Writer

I used to live near this pub. Now I don't, and that makes me sad. Not, like, to the point of tears or anything, but still sad. 'Why?', I hear you cry. I'll tell you. It's a great pub, obviously. Despite the fact there aren't any pineapples here (as far as I can tell, though I'm fairly sure they do have pineapple juice - it'd be weird if they didn't), it's a lovely place to drink. They have a back-room with framed pictures of various birds, a kitchen serving Thai food and one of those big curtain things at the front entrance, which I think is supposed to keep out the cold in winter (not really sure though, if anyone knows, please enlighten me). Essentially, it's a brilliant, traditional old London pub which hasn't been bastardised - and I really hope it stays that way: unbastardised. Thanks, The Pineapple - I miss you.


Fantastic down to earth pub with great atmosphere. Wish I still lived around the corner.


Excellent £5 thai lunches cooked well and full of flavour. Great selection of Beer at the bar as well, highly recommend this pub.

Mark Smallman

Not a bad pub by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel the hype around this place may be its downfall as I fail to see what people find so incredibly appealing about it. Having been twice I've found it very busy and not a little bit cramped. The ale selection isn't huge. Whilst fine, there's quieter; more spacious; and more plentifully stocked bars in the area.


The pineapple is a lovely pub that plays great music and has a great atmosphere in a good location. They do really nice wine but the food lets them down.


Excellent pub with a particularly good quiz on a Monday evening. Good selection of real ales and lagers which are competitively priced. The food is reliable without being spectacular.

catherine blackmore

great place and in an area with many a good standard rivals; for real ale, wine and all, welcoming staff, happy vibes and friendly cheer, it's a definite favourite - a local for all (thank goodness I only live up the road and my bus home from work stops nearby!)