North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Three Compasses

62 High Street
N8 7NX
Telephone(020) 8340 2729
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 11:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 11:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00

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

We have heard that the Three Compasses has just opened under new owners, not Laines anymore. The website quoted in WhatPub is now defunct so has been removed. Their social media feeds stop around May last year so also deleted. A search comes up with no news about new owners nor any new websites etc Accordingly what follows may no longer be accurate.

A large Victorian pub which attracts a diverse range of customers, it is Hornsey's oldest public house. There are known to have been at least three different buildings on this site, the current one dating back to 1896. It was originally a coaching inn and the New River passed through its grounds. Londoners would often visit the pub on a day out to enjoy the fishing, cricket and tea grounds. It was comprehensively restored in 2004.

Freshly-produced food and snacks are available. Main bar is light and airy, with several doors which are opened in warm weather. It won a number of Community Pub Awards as well as being a finalist in the North London Pub of the Year competitions in 2009, 2010 and 2011 although it is under new ownership since those awards were won. Tube Turnpike Lane (a good walk), train Hornsey, bus 144 stops outside.