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Pembroke Castle

Bars and pubs Primrose Hill
3 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Venue name: Pembroke Castle
Address: 150 Gloucester Ave
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm
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Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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Homophobic and rude bar manager. A shame because it is located in a nice part of town - luckily there are a few options nearby.


Living in Primrose Hill, the Pembroke Castle is my go-to pub as soon as the sun comes out. It has a great beer garden which gets quickly crowded when 6pm strikes or on weekends but if you go on week day afternoons, it's all yours. You can hear commercial trains pass by, which is strangely relaxing. Apart from the sunny garden, the best thing about this lovely pub is the 2 for 1 desserts on week days! I personnally had the apple crumble and three-layered chocolate cake and they were to die for! On top of it all, the staff is lovely - apart from one man who once scolded my boyfriend for carrying me across the bar towards the garden...

I found this pub on my way to primrose hill, I really liked it, really lovely little pub with a very cool outside area with lots of flowers and comfy seating and heaters. Lovely friendly staff, table service and a great pub food menu. Good beers, lots of ciders, if your in the area - go!

Came here for a Sunday pub roast this week and was sadly disappointed. Having booked a table for 8, we were given a table with 3 chairs and only big enough for 4. Since my friends - although close - were unable to squash up quite that snugly and since the staff didn't seem at all bothered, it was left to us to speak with other guests to eventually get a table big enough. Thank heavens the other patrons were more friendly than the staff. Obviously our waitress had more important things to do than serve tables, and she made this clear by looking bored and annoyed while taking our order. She proved this by never returning with an answer to one guest’s question. When our food arrived (albeit quickly) each person at the table who had been dreaming of a proper pub roast was disappointed. The beef was gristly and tough, the pork was tasteless, all the veg was undercooked and the Yorkshire puds were burnt. There was a small joy in the guise of tasty roast potatoes; however some had 2 quarters while others had 5. (P.s. drowning your plates in watery gravy does not a meal make.) When we wanted salt and horseradish, we were humiliated to have to stand and wave at a waiter to get his attention. We then asked for 2 more glasses of red wine as he put down the salt, only for him to leave and never be seen again. We’d have liked to leave our comments with someone there, however we were at no point asked if we had enjoyed the food, or if there was anything else we’d like to order. Our journey across London for a pub roast at The Pembroke Castle will never, unsurprisingly, be repeated.

A group of Four of us went to the Hampsted comedy club last night and were warmly welcomed by Ivor (promoter and Compare). The acts were funny and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Having read the other reviews, we didnt quite know what to expect but our experience was nothing short of a great night out. The crowd was relaxed, easy going and a wide mix of cultures and ages. In the break Ivor came and spoke with most of the Audience and was a fantastic host . I felt that I had to offer a testimonial to the comedy club given other two reviews ( these were more directed at the pub- which coincidently we found the staff to be friendly and welcoming) We would definitely go to Hampstead comedy club again.

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