Queens, Earls and Tories: Daytime Crawl of Hornsey, Crouch End, Crouch Hill and Harringay

Saturday 15th February 2014

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Crawl Notes - Hornsey, Crouch End, Crouch Hill and Harringay

Public transport will be required at times. All welcome.

1. Three Compasses

Exterior of The Three Compasses, Crouch End Arrive: 12.00pm
Address: 62 High Sreet, Hornsey, N8 7NX

The Three Compasses dates from 1896 and was designed by John Farrer.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride; Redemption Pale Ale; Timothy Taylor Landlord plus three guest ales are usually served at the Three Compasses.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over the High Street, turn right again and walk along the High Street to...

2. Great Northern Railway Tavern

Exterior of The Great Northern Railway, Hornsey Arrive: 12.45pm
Address: 67 High Street, Hornsey, N8 7QB

A fantastic pub both inside and out with a number of impressive features. Built in 1897 by Shoebridge & Rising.

This is the official lunch stop for those who wish to eat here but there is good food available at the next pub on the crawl as well so you could leave the Great Northern Railway Tavern early if you wish.

Real ales: A selection of four real ales is usually available here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over the High Street and walk through the churchyard to Church Lane.

EITHER turn right and walk along Church Lane to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over Church Lane to the bus stop and catch a 41 bus to the stop just after the junction of Crouch End Broadway and Weston Park (the stop is called Crouch End Broadway/Park Road). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk down the Broadway.

OR on reaching Church Lane turn right then immediately cross the road and walk down Ribblesdale Road opposite. At the end, turn left into Tottenham Lane and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross the road and continue to bus stop U outside Hornsey Station. Catch a 41 bus along Tottenham Lane, alight from the bus and walk to...

3. Queens

Exterior of The Queens, Crouch End

Arrive: 2.15pm
Address: 26 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, N8 9DE

A fine late nineteenth century pub, built by John Cathles Hill, that features original screens.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside; East London Brewery Foundation Bitter; London Fields Hackney Hopster; and Trumans Bold as Brass are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Leave the pub by the Elder Avenue exit, turn right and walk along Elder Avenue to...

4. Earl Haig Hall

Exterior of Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End

Arrive: 2.45pm
Address: Elder Avenue, Crouch End, N8 9TH

A former British Legion hall, opened in the 1920s and later re-opened in 2013.

Real ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Exmoor Dark; Hackney Brewery New Zealand Pale Ale; London Fields Hackney Hopster; and Shoreditch Triangle are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to the Queens, turn left and walk up Tottenham Lane to the pedestrian crossing just beyond the clock tower. Cross over the road (called Crouch Hill) and walk up Crouch End Hill to...

5. Railway Tavern

Exterior of The White Hart, Whitechapel

Arrive: 3.30pm
23 Crouch End Hill, Crouch End, N8 8DH

1930s neo-Tudor pub with intersting interior features.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside; Purity Ubu; and Timothy Taylor Landlord are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: You may wish to call in at the nearby Harringay Arms, 153 Crouch Hill next as it is an intimate ex-Watneys pub with interesting post-war woodwork which is slightly kitsch but charming and nowadays a rare survival. Note also the ceiling with its mix of heraldic shields and what may be acoustic panels. Otherwise, on leaving the Railway Tavern catch a W7 bus to the stop called Albert Road, alight from the bus and cross over Stroud Green Road and Hanley Road to...

6. Old Dairy

Exterior of The Old Dairy, Crouch Hill Arrive: 4.30pm
Address: 1-3 Crouch Hill, Crouch Hill, N4 4AP

Grade II listed former dairy dating back to the nineteenth century.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside; Greene King Stroud Green Hobbler; Hogs Back HBB; Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter and one guest ale are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: You may wish to cross over the road to visit the Antic pub, the Stapleton Tavern, 2-4 Crouch Hill as a try also. Otherwise, on leaving the Old Dairy, EITHER catch an Overground train from Crouch Hill to Harringay Green Lanes (trains are at 12, 27, 42 and 57 minutes past each hour; journey time 3 minutes). OR cross over Mount Pleasant Crescent and Stapleton Hall Road and continue down Stroud Green Road to the bus stop called Albert Road. Catch a W3, W7 or 210 bus to Finsbury Park station, alight from the bus and walk through the subway to Seven Sisters Road. Turn left and walk to bus stop R (called Finsbury Park Station). Catch a 29 bus to Endymion Road, alight from the bus, turn right and walk along Green Lanes to...

7. Beaconsfield

Exterior of The Beaconsfield, Harringay Arrive: 5.30pm
Address: 357-359 Green Lanes, Harringay, N4 1DZ

Another late nineteenth century pub. Etched mirrorwork and cast-iron columns are just two of the features within.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride is usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk up Green Lanes to the bus stop called Harringay Green Lanes Station, catch a 29, 141 or 341 bus to the stop called St Ann's Road. Alight from the bus and cross over Green Lanes to...

8. Salisbury

Exterior of The Salisbury, Harringay Arrive: 6.30pm
Address: 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, N4 1JX

Another very grand pub built by John Cathles Hill in the 1890s and a companion pub to The Queens in Crouch End.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride and seasonal ale; Portobello VPA; Sharps Special; Shepherd Neame Spitfire; and a guest ale are usually served here.

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