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Campaign for Real Ale

Brendan the Navigator

90 Highgate Hill
N19 5NQ
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Fri 16:00-24:00; Sat and Sun 12:00-24:00
Regular beers: Timothy Taylor Boltmaker

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

March 2024 - Regular beers were Sharp's Doom Bar,Timothy Taylor Landlord. On 13th Feb 2024 a colleague reported Timothy Taylor Boltmaker was the single beer. This was also the beer today, 10th March.

Traditional Irish, folk and jazz music sessions most weeks. See Facebook and Instagram for details. Traditional pub food menu. Large outdoor beer gardens at the rear of the pub and more seating outside the front of the pub.

March 2021 update - due to reopen post lockdown as Brendan The Navigator with new operators. "The pub will be restored by John Rynne and Michael Spurgeon true to its traditional character. Michael ran The Lamb down on Holloway Road in its salad days and was also head chef in the much-mourned Nickel in Crouch End as well as in Season Kitchen in Finsbury park. The “navigator” in the name is also intended to reflect the 19th century Irish, who laboured in the construction of England’s canal system – the “Navvies”, whose efforts inspired the regenerated “Navigator Square” beside Archway Station."

July 2022 - Planning applicastion - 2022/1599/FUL. Partial demolition/reconfiguration of the external terrace relating to the existing public house and the redevelopment of the adjacent hardstanding car park for the construction of five (3 x 3 bed and 2 x 2-bed) self-contained dwellinghouses (C3 use) and associated alterations.

Pub closed in April, 2018 after which the interior was completely gutted. The lease was taken on by HANDH LONDON LIMITED. They updated the premises license and reopened as Tourian Lounge. But that did not last that long.