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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Robin Ale & Cider House

29 Crouch Hill
Stroud Green
N4 4AP
Telephone(020) 7018 3830
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Opening times: Mon–Fri 12:00-23:00; Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

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

Reopened at the beginning of October 2023. Food: similar to Southampton Arms - ie pies; scotch eggs, sausage rolls and salt beef sandwiches. 10 keg lines, up to 4 cider lines and up to 6 changing cask beers from independent UK breweries inc a stout or a mild. Its similarity is no coincidence as operator Nick Bailey was previously the manager at the Southampton.

It is a small corner pub made cosy by soft globe lighting and candles with a mix of seating, from booths to sofas, which offer a warm welcome to all. The bank of four cider handpumps is at the back of the bar serving area in the same way as the Southampton Arms.

Previously the Brave Sir Robin but that closed - 10/02/23 - it had reopened as Brave Sir Robin in December 2017 from the team that still run the Rose & Crown in Kentish Town. The name of the pub came from the name of a knight in film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The building that hosts the pub has gone through various usages. At one time, it was a Post Office and, in the 1930’s, a grocery shop. It finally became a pub in 1983 and was an early conversion by JD Wetherspoon when it was known as Marler’s Bar. Since then it had numerous names including Hopsmiths, when it was run by the now closed London brewery, Late Knights. But that wasn’t the only closed brewery to own the pub; Tolly Cobbold of Ipswich purchased it from JD Wetherspoon when they departed in the late 1980’s. We have retained some pics of how it used to look.