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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

North Star Tavern

104 Finchley Road
South Hampstead
NW3 5JJ
Telephone(020) 7435 6287
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsGamesSmokingSports TV
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:30; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:30
Regular beers: New River Blind Poet

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

The pub was purpose built in 1850, shortly after the Finchley Road was driven through. The style is high Victorian, with a wrought iron balcony across the frontage. The Jubilee line is 3 feet below the cellar floor. The building is on a steep slope, so drinking spaces are at a different heights, and the large patio at the back, which can be covered and heated and has TV, is on three levels. The interior has only a few original features left: there are two marble fire surrounds. It is a football and TV sports-orientated locals' bar: there is a darts board in the back corner. Food includes bar snacks and daily specials, popular with local workers coming in for lunch. Food served: 12.00 - 20.00 except Fri (closes at 15.00). Extended to 22.00 on match nights. Underground: Finchley Road. Bus: C11, 13, 82, 113, 187, 268.