After several years of running the award winning White Horse at Parsons Green, Dan Fox came north and took on the Bull in North Hill, Highgate in August 2011.
Now he can say he has run two award winning pubs as the Bull has scooped North London's Pub of the Season for the first time.
Catherine Tonry, CAMRA North London's Chairman, said 'The Bull, of course, is the home to the London Brewing Company, and this is the first time we have ever given the award to a brewpub. The fact that this has happened just reflects the growth of interest in brewing in the Capital after many years of decline. We now have over 30 breweries and pub breweries in London from just a handful five years ago.
But it's not just the beer that gave the Bull the edge over other pubs in North London. The pub looks to add something different to their neighbourhood. Besides the Monday Pub Quiz, Tuesday has a knitting group and the pub also provides a 'post box' service for its customers. If you are out and about during the day, you can arrange to have your parcels delivered to the pub and pick them up from there. They also provide a dry cleaning service.
With this community approach, perhaps then it is not surprising that the pub has been awarded the prestigious North London's CAMRA's Pub of the Season for Winter 2012/13. The North London branch has 1700 members and they are all eligible to vote for the Pub of the Season.
The award ceremony took place on Tuesday 26th February 2013.
The microbrewery is just a two barrel plant, and the London Brewing Company and the brewing takes place three times a week in part of the kitchen.
The London Brewing Company brews a number of regular beers including Highrise (3.9%ABV), which is a golden ale; Beer Street (4% ABV): A brown traditional best bitter; Vista (4.4% ABV), a copper coloured beer and Skyline (5%ABV), similar to Highrise but stronger.
For further details on the pub see: http://thebullhighgate.co.uk.
The Bull is at North Hill, Highgate N6 4AB; opening times: 12.00-23.30 Sun-Thurs; 12.00-24.00 Fri & Sat. The nearest tube is Highgate. Food is serves 12.00-22.00 daily except Sunday (12.00-21.00)