Halfway between Upper Street and the Caledonian Road, this Georgian boozer has an olde-worlde English charm entirely in keeping with its name. It’s far enough from the main thoroughfares to ensure there’s barely a whisper of traffic noise to be heard at the wooden tables in the walled beer garden, with its trees and colourful flowers. Beer-drinkers usually have three options on draught (perhaps Ringwood Best, Deuchars IPA and San Miguel), there’s a short list of summery cocktails, and the quality wine list complements a menu speckled with British ingredients.
10 Thornhill Road
|Opening hours:||10am-11pm Mon-Fri; 11am-11pm Sat; 11am-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Caledonian Rd & Barnsbury|
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Average User Rating
3.1 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:4
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:3
This place needs new management. They refused to sell us food, claiming only people who'd reserved a table outside were allowed to eat. They kept most tables inside with reserved signs even though nobody ever sat there. They said the inside tables were reserved in case the people sitting outside decided to move indoors. Seriously! The witchy manager lady and her flying monkey of a hostess were unbelievably rude. This place needs new staff. If they can't handle serving food to all their tables they need to hire more people. If you want to have a nice time I urge to go elsewhere. We are never going back unless they make some major changes.
This place is awful, they have a nice patio and they know it. The staff are rude, the chefs will bring you food however they feel like making it and the portions are a joke! Avoid!
The limited choice is pretty poor, for vegetarians it's terrible - all excusable but for the surly staff. Slow, seemingly inconvienced by every order, it strays into rude far to often to say anything other than this was an average, uncomfortable experience. Avoid.
Rude bar manager who frequently shouts at staff in front of customers which creates tense atmosphere between staff and not relaxing for customers. He also ignores customers at the bar and has a stinking attitude expecting his staff to do everything whilst he stands about moaning at them.
Throughout dinner someone kept messing about with the playlist which turn into a drake soundtrack on full blast switching between tracks every minute or so. Very unusual experience and not what you want whilst trying to eat dinner.
I actually like this place. Ooooo controversial. I do, I've gone there on and off for years and never had a bad meal, though I'm now starting to question my standards after reading other reviews. Agreed on the service however - the staff have never been great there though I've never been on the receiving end of really bad service. I would say the waitors need to learn their menu and stop smoking whatever it is they are getting high on - glazed eyes, agog and drooling some of them.