The Charlotte Despard

Bars and pubs, Pubs Upper Holloway
5 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
The Charlotte Despard

Spacious pub with plenty of local beers on its 13 draught pumps, a pool table, darts, free wifi and a weekly quiz

Beer's a focus at this Archway boozer - in addition to the 13 ales on draught there are a further 65 stouts, porters, pilsners, craft beers and ciders bottled up and chilling in the fridge. Breweries on rotation include Sambrooks, Redemption, London Fields and ELB.

And if all that booze gives you itchy feet? There's a darts board and a pool table - plus the free weekly quiz can get raucous. More sedate entertainment comes from newspapers, board games and the pub cat - a three-legged moggie called Legz. 

Keep an eye out for special and seasonal events, too.


Venue name: The Charlotte Despard
Address: 17-19 Archway Rd
N19 3TX
Transport: Tube: Archway
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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The best pub in Archway with a great free quiz (Tuesdays), excellent range of beers and a three-legged celebrity pub cat: what more could you ask for?

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A friendly, warm and welcoming environment. By far and away better than any of its counterparts in the area!

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A great modern local with a wide range of beers, ciders, wines and spirits. It is a comfortable and friendly environment with wicked parties, great DJ's, a pool table and an old school arcade machine.

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Just won TimeOut London's Love London - Best pub in N19 - Thanks to all who voted 

Good range of beers and a pool table (if you can get on it!), but the decor is minimal and won’t be to everyone’s taste. The crowd is a mixture of ‘interesting’ locals and annoying young professionals – not the type of people I’d want to hang about with out of choice. Music isn’t bad, but the pub should do away with older DJs and bring in fresh ones. However, the biggest disappointment are the staff who are rude and obnoxious to the point where I wonder how they are still in business (the landlady can be very ill-mannered and has a reputation for barking at people). When a pub has to rely on a three legged cat called Legz as their gimmick it says it all. If you are desperate for a pint this pub will do the job but there are much nicer in the area – just walk up the road to Highgate Hill for pubs with friendlier staff and a more decent clientele!

Great place to go and chill, play darts, video games and get super drunk, plus the landlord is super friendly :)

Great place to go and chill, play darts, video games and get super drunk, plus the landlord is super friendly :)

Not many places you can get drunk, play streets of rage 2, darts and pool, while the resident dj plays west coast bangers and the 3 legged cat looks on in disapproval.

Excellent pub filled with great activities, friendly landlords (Chris and Amber), free pub quiz of a high standard and delicious selection of beers.

Well-run, great range of drinks, friendly clientele, excellent entertainment including weekly quiz, themed parties and music

The best local ever. Fantastic drinks, pool table, owners and Tuesday night pub quiz. I'm never moving house!

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