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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Railway Tavern

23 Crouch End Hill
Crouch End
N8 8DH
Telephone(020) 8348 3396
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 16:00-23:00; Thu and Fri 15:00-24:00; Sat and Sun 12:00-24:00
Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride, Timothy Taylor Landlord

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

A former Charrington's house, the pub is a rare survivor of the suburban inter-war years fashion for mock-Tudor. It dates from 1937, and may have been designed by Charrington's architect Sidney C Clark. It was named for the long closed Crouch End station, just up the hill, elements of which survive on what is now the Parkland Walk, part of the London Ring, from Highgate to Finsbury Park.

The wood panelling of the interior, which keeps part at least of the dividing screen between the large front room and the more snug rear (which includes a fairly cosy gas-effect fire and inglenook), wood bar and back bar, all make for an inviting stop when in Crouch End, or a short diversion off your walk.

There's a good mixture of hanging decoration, and art on the walls, and a friendly enthusiastic staff team happily served us drinks at the bar counter - four cask ales on including well-kept Fuller's London Pride and Timthy Taylor's Landlord.

Their website contains a very interesting section on the pub's history going back to 1937, it is worth mentioning the Toby plaque in the downside wall. There's much more background and history on the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum site

Archway station on the Northern Line is about a mile and a half -away - 15 minutes by bus, or about 30 minutes walk. Bus routes serving the area include 41, N41, 91 and W5.