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Campaign for Real Ale

Upper Holloway Pub takes local award!

John Cryne and Joe Bishop have a friendly face-off at pub of the Season Award ceremony

The Shaftesbury Tavern, in Upper Holloway, has scooped CAMRA North London's Pub of The Summer Season Award.

John Cryne, CAMRA North London’s Chairman, said ‘The Shaftesbury has really come on leaps and bounds since the pub was taken over and refurbished by Remarkable Restaurants last year. The refurbishment reflects the best of a Victorian pub; we believe it dates from the 1860's. There is lots of traditional dark wood (including the bar), black and white floor tiles, a skylight, comfy settees and an open fire. But as this is our Summer Pub of the Season, it is the outside seating on decking at the front of the pub that we hope is more relevant!'

John also added 'Needless to say to win, the pub had to have a good range of real ales and the Shaftesbury stocks Dragonfly beers that are brewed at another Remarkable Restaurant pub, the George & Dragon in Acton. We are delighted to be giving the Award to this lovely pub'.

The Shaftesbury has a pub quiz on Tuesday night and occasional live music. There is a separate restaurant area, which has the striking skylight.

The award ceremony took place at 8pm Tuesday 18th August 2015. A few pints were be raised to celebrate.