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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Rose & Crown

71-73 Torriano Avenue
Kentish Town
Emailmoc.nwothsitneknworcdnaesor@tcatnoc Telephone(020) 7267 4305
Real AleReal FireGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsFunction RoomLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 16:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

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

This pub is quite unique in the immediate area. Started life as the Rose and Crown, built in the 1930s for Watney Combe Reid, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1937, the building nestles between terraced houses. For decades it served as an off-licence, then traded as The Torriano for a number of years with the licensees fighting hard to stop the pub being closed. It did close in 2014 but only briefly and it has re-opened under its original name.

Truly a community local tavern, the single island bar is surrounded by the original slate floor. To the rear and down some stairs is a small heated outdoor seating area known locally as an 'urban garden'. A real coal fire adds to the relaxed nature of the pub and its clientèle. 8 taps on rotation, 1 cask (the other handpump had Thistly Cross cider) and 6 keg. Weekly Comedy shows, and free event space for hire. Note this pub should not be confused with the former Torriano pub in nearby Leighton Road, which is now a block of residential flats.

Payment by card only.