North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


28 Heath Street
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30
Regular beers: Twickenham Naked Ladies, Windsor & Eton Guardsman

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

The ultimate owner is AB INBEV. Urban Pubs & Bars are running the pub. A former Wetherspoon's pub which moved distinctly up-market with the introduction of an extensive gastro menu, open kitchen and all, and the installation of its own micro-brewery down in the basement. This subsequently metamorphosed into the Camden Town Brewery and the kit was removed while the brewery grew and grew.

With wooden floors and walls, bench tables and large arched windows, there is an airy, open feel to the place. There is seating outside for smokers in the side alley leading to High St.

The Pentameters Theatre, on the first floor above the Horseshoe, has been listed as an Asset of Community Value. The artistic director, Leonie Scott-Matthews, has (as of 2016) been running the Pentameters, with unbroken service, for 48 years. It is one of the most famous and oldest fringe theatres in London.