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Bars and pubs, Pubs Kentish Town
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(42user reviews)

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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.

By: Richard Ehrlich



Address: 51 Leverton Street
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town tube/rail
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10.30pm Sat, Sun
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Users say (42)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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A really cosy, cute Victorian pub with a killer Bloody Mary made with homemade chilli vodka. The wine list is also great and all of the staff are friendly. The range of different areas within the pub make each visit different and lovely additions such as the two pub cats, a discount for locals and dog biscuits! I haven't tried the food but have heard really good things!

Hidden gem with great selection of cask ale and warm fire places perfect for a winter's evening. 

Very friendly staff and a charming cat called Spongebob I believe. Will make this my new local in the for sure.


I just love, love, love this Victorian pub! Beautiful conservatory, classic old style pub, great for lunch and evening drinks. I would say it’s a complete Kentish Town gem with friendly staff and slightly off the beaten track. Highly recommended and I would be there more often if I lived closer! 

Stepped in for a pint to get out of the rain and was pleasantly surprised by this gem of a pub. Not only was the beer garden beautiful, but the food was some of the best thai I've had. Great weekdays specials, reasonably priced drinks,  and a great staff are just some of the reasons this pub is fantastic. 

Make sure to say hi to the two pub cats - Spongebob and Patti.


My all time favourite pub in all of London. Super home-like feel, cozy fireplace for the cold nights, or great lit beer garden for those warm nights. Great for groups, second floor was great to host my party of 15, and didn't even need a booking (but came around 6 PM to snag a table upstairs) Drinks are reasonably priced, ad they have amazing weekly specials. 


I LOVE this pub! The staff are friendly, there's an awesome beer garden for when the weather's good, a nice conservatory for when it's not so good, and the thai food is on point. On top of all that, it's reasonably priced. What more could you want?! I definitely recommend a visit to The Pineapple and I've heard great things about their real ale festival...will certainly be going back soon


TERRIFIC PUB. Yes, terrific is still a word and I've decided to bring it back. Five minutes walk away from Kentish Town station, it's a little gem that only seems to be frequented by locals who all know each other and the staff, who is super friendly. Dogs and babies are of course welcome. Pints seem extremely cheap compared to the prices of the other pubs in the area. In terms of food, it's a delicious Thai kitchen. Hello Tom Yum! There's also a beautiful beer garden. And, last but NOT least, they have CHEESE NIGHT every Thursday. Yes, cheese night. It's bring your own cheese or give a £3 donation to charity and you'll get access to huuuuge cheese board.

Favourite London boozer. Excellent selection of drinks and a top-notch Thai. Couldn't ask for a better pub.

Very friendly neighbourhood bar - lovely staff, good drinks, great atmosphere!

If you want just one word to sum up the Pineapple - Family. The first day I moved to Kentish Town I was recommended there by a smiling local and I have never looked back! The right place for all ages and backgrounds. A locals local.

Love it here! Great staff, great food with a warm and friendly environment!

The staff makes this pub great! Very welcoming and excellent beer and spirit selection

Really great local pub; fun atmosphere; great beer garden; friendly bar staff and excellent quiz. Patronise it at least once a week or more. Always recommend.

Excellent friendly, welcoming local, marvellous ever changing beer selection & even better bar staff. Top haunt

The best pub in London by a long shot! If you want to go somewhere where the staff bother to learn your name and make you laugh it's the place to be! An awesome hidden treasure!


I'm ashamed to say I haven't yet eaten the Thai food at The Pineapple. And I love Thai food, especially in English pubs. It's just so random, yet it works. I'd rather a Pad Thai or Green Curry than a traditional pub meal any time. So I shall come back to review that when it happens.

In the meantime, I actually went to this lovely local pub (sort of - I'm in neighbouring Archway - but no one checks) on Cheese night. No, it's not a film or comedy eve, it's actually a weekly event, whereby you bring a cheese of choice (or pay a bargainess £3) and the kindly pub provides bread and grapes etc. Then you buy wine, hopefully - for the landlords - copious amounts of it, grab a plate and gorge on the good stuff. 

All of this kind of makes it sound like you're in a posh West London pub right? Well you're not - this is a real, traditional, Kentish Town boozer. It was opened in olden times (sorry no historical data that I can find) and is just gorgeously cosy and friendly and confusing to walk around, with little nooks and crannies - just how a great boozer should be.

I love the ambience of this place so much I simply wish it were my living room. But it's not. So I'll continue to sometimes leave my living room, grab some cheese and go drinking. Or ditch the dairy and finally try their fiery Thai menu.

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!!!


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. 

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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.

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.

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!)

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