North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


256 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town
Emailmoc.bupteekarapeht@ofni Telephone(020) 4599 6302
Real AleReal FireGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30
Regular beers: Timothy Taylor Landlord

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

Oct 2023 - The Northern Lane station is closed until Easter next year - Thameslink overland still ok Tufnell Park is probably the best alternative. Or walk from Kentish Town West or Gospel Oak.

17 March 2023 - now open, 2 handpumps. Layout similar to previous Oxford Tavern, but more seating, enhanced lighting. Two real ales available on first night: Hammerton N7 and TT Landlord.

From the Camden New Journal - will reopen in New year as The Parakeet. Acquired by Columbo Group who own Jazz Cafe, Blues Kitchen and the Old Queens Head. Worrying thing is that neither Jazz Cafe or Blues Kitchen or Old Queens Head is known for real ale.

14/11/2022 - The Jazz at the Oxford site and poster, suggests the the closure is temporary while the Oxford is refurbished. Could be back for Christmas… It looks like they are working on the cellar so it might be good news. No planning application signs are visible. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

12/11/2002 - Closed when passing 6pm today. Google says permanently closed with last review over a month ago. Last social media post end of July. From another reporter, "Certainly not open and Jazz Club moved to Assembly Rooms. Last time I passed the casks were in the bar area and I assumed they were just doing it up."

Sold by Greene King in early 2018, West Berkshire Brewery bought this pub via their one sixth interest in Maverick Pubs Ltd and it was under the operation of the Brewery. With the sale of West Berks to Yattendon Estates in late 2021/early 2022, the involvement of West Berks has ended and the overall management sits with LT Management Services Ltd. On 3rd March 2022 the beers were from Redemption & Three Sods. "Staff advised they are effectively a free house so any beer could turn up."

A street corner, Victorian pub updated for the current day. It attracts a mixed crowd from the surrounding area, and provides a spacious and well appointed environment. An open plan kitchen, serves food cooked fresh to order from an extensive menu. A first floor bar and function room, is available to hire. It also hosts various events, more details on the pub's website. The interior features many period features, including the original mosaic tiles from 1863, and restored flooring, and fireplaces. An outside drinking area is available. Disabled access and facilities.