Harringay Arms

Bars and pubs, Pubs Crouch End
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(14user reviews)
Harringay Arms, 2018

A small neighbourhood boozer with an even smaller beer garden.

Outside space is a luxury in London, especially when the days are bright and balmy. The Harringay Arms, a petite local pub just off Crouch End’s main stretch, has certainly made the most of it. There’s not a lot of square footage to shout about, but its bijou patio, decked out with mirrors and hanging bulbs, is a sweet, vitamin D-rich spot to while away a few hours.

The rest of the pub has an intimate vibe too, with tables gathered in modest corners. When we visited, groups of mates were catching up over locally brewed ales. This is the pub’s thing, with regular tap takeovers, an ever-changing rota of craft beers and lesser-seen cans and bottles – including brews from Newport’s Tiny Rebel – in the fridge. Gin is the pub’s second love, with small-batch craft spirit taking pride of place behind the bar. More solid sustenance comes in the form of rustic sourdough pizzas and boozy ice-cream sundaes, both ideal for sharing.

Inside or out, The Harringay Arms is the kind of pub where conversations jump between groups and tables get pulled together. And those communal vibes are fed by sports screens, laidback live music, beer festivals and ‘bring your own vinyl’ nights. Oh, and a dog wall-of-fame immortalising canine visitors – the best conversation starter of all.

By: Ellie Walker-Arnott


Venue name: Harringay Arms
Address: 153 Crouch Hill
N8 9QH
Opening hours: Open noon-11.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-midnight Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park tube/rail then W3, W7 bus, or Crouch Hill rail
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Best pub in crouch end. Always a smile from behind the bar. Especially love it when the handsome Shaftesbury tavern boys come down after their shifts!!!

The only proper pub in Crouch End. Lovely owners and staff and the best pub dog ever, Dennis.

These days subject to much debate in Crouch End since the changes of ownership and people still talking about the good old days of Sheila and Mick. Still my favourite pub in Crouch End though, I like the shabbiness and the fact its not sure what it is, sometimes great beer- I like the staff and Dennis the dog

A real pub, not tarted up. Full of locals having a chat or a fag on the little patio. Great music and quiz nights, you won't find a better boozer in North London.

Love this place! It's full of character and characters, you always find yourself chatting to some interesting people!! Great live music too and you have to love Dennis the pub Staffie!

This pub was good around a year or so ago but the beer seems to get worse every time I visit the place. The ale tastes watered down and stale which is a shame as I used to like this pub a lot. There are much nicer places to go in Crouch End where they know how to keep beer properly.

Great pub under new ownership. It's like somebody finally switched the lights on for this lovely little boozer. Really nice 'feel' inside. Great mix of people - a pub to treasure.

Charming pub with loads of character and friendly staff. In a sea of usual "chain" bars this is possibly the best pub in Crouch End.

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