Bull & Gate389 Kentish Town Road
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Re-opens on the 20th of July. See website for details.
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Acquired by Young's in 2014 and closed for some serious architectural changes which have seen the loss of the live music venue but the creation of an upstairs Boulogne Bar which has a grand piano and complimentary live jazz every week on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a nod to the pub's original name, the ‘Boulogne Gate’ coaching Inn - so-called to commemorate Henry VIII’s victory in France in 1544.
A fine Victorian pub, it still has some original fittings including some of the glass in the bar-back, and carved wooden detail in the arches over the doors. The lost music hall hosted many hundreds of live bands over the years, including Coldplay & Blur. It is now a dining room. Nearest tube and train - Kentish Town. A CAMRA Heritage Pub.