North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Elephants Head

222-224 Camden High Street
London
NW1 8QR
Telephone(020) 7485 3130
Real AleLunchtime MealsEvening MealsLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 09:30-01:30 next day; Fri–Sun 09:00-02:00 next day

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

Tile-fronted pub at the heart of Camden market territory, given an unusual shape by its corner location. Some say the name derives from the Elephant Pale Ale brewed by the Camden Brewery which stood nearby and operated until 1925. However, it is more likely that it comes from the coat of arms of the Marquess of Camden, which is now on top of the London Borough of Camden coat of arms, an elephant's head. Incidentally the Marquess actually lived in Chislehurst near Bromley, and used to commute to Camden. Many road names in Chislehurst and Camden are similar! The house beer - Elephant's Head - is Caledonian 80/-. Being handy for Camden Lock, the Roundhouse etc, can get crowded weekends.