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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

Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Frank G

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!)