A King, a Jester and a Bishop: Daytime Crawl of Enfield, Cockfosters and Barnet


Saturday 26 February 2011.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Enfield, Cockfosters & Barnet

1. The Kings Head

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Kings Head, 4A Market Place, Enfield, EN2 6LL.

Real ales: Greene King IPA and Theakston IPA are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub then left again into Church Walk then left again into Holly Walk. Continue along Holly Walk to the junction with Gentleman’s Row. Walk up Gentleman’s Row and at the end cross over the New River and turn right. Opposite the Crown & Horseshoes turn left and then almost immediately right into Chase Side Place. Walk up Chase Side Place to

2. The Cricketers

Arrive: 1.00 PM.

Address: The Cricketers, 19 Chase Side Place, Enfield, EN2.

Real ales: At the Cricketers, McMullen’s AK, Cask and Country are served plus one seasonal beer.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and continue along Chase Side Place to the junction with Chase Side. If you are going to visit the Moon Under Water, turn right into Chase Side and walk up Chase Side until you see the pub. Otherwise, cross over Chase Side and catch a 191 bus to the stop just after the junction with Laurel Park Road (the stop is called Lavender Hill). Alight from the bus and cross over Chase Side. Walk along Laurel Park Road to

3. The Wonder

Arrive: 2.30 PM.

Address: The Wonder, 1 Batley Road, Enfield, EN2.

Real ales: McMullen’s Cask, Country and a seasonal beer are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to Chase Side, turn right and walk up Chase Side to the bus stop called Lavender Hill (opposite the bus stop at which you alighted earlier). Catch a 191 bus to the stop just before the junction of Chase Side and Windmill Hill (the stop is called Windmill Hill/Enfield War Memorial). Alight from the bus, cross over Chase Side and walk up Windmill Hill to

4. The Old Wheatsheaf

Arrive: 3.15 PM.

Address: The Old Wheatsheaf, 3 Windmill Hill, Enfield, EN2.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside; Green King IPA; Ringwood Best Bitter and Sharp’s Doombar are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and continue up Windmill Hill to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over Windmill Hill and turn right to continue up Windmill Hill to the bus stop outside Enfield Chase Station (the stop is called Enfield Chase Station). Catch a 307 bus to Oakwood Station. This station is a grade II listed building and the listing description is as follows: “1932/4 by C H James and Charles Holden. Symmetrically planned building with high rectangular ticket hall and one storey entrance portico flanked by shops. Multi-coloured stock brick walls with reinforced-concrete roofs and ring beams. Flat roof with projecting eaves and plain concrete band below. Metal windows with horizontal oblong panes. Entrance portico with projecting reinforced-concrete canopy. Reinforced-concrete, plain cantilevered canopy on platform.” The station sign is also grade II listed and the listing description is as follows: “Reinforced-concrete construction with pedestrian shelter at base of post carrying sign.” Alight from the bus and catch the tube to Cockfosters Station. This is also grade II listed and the listing description is as follows: “London Underground Station. 1933. Designed by Charles Holden. Brick and concrete entrance façades, with concrete framed train shed and booking hall. Flat roof. Main facade of one storey, long and low, with central square-headed entrance and horizontal windows to either side with horizontal panes and metal glazing bars. End towerlets with London Underground sign finials. Cantilevered canopy over whole width. 'Prow' shaped booking hall. Train shed to rear with alternating wide and narrow bays to concrete frame, which is canted inwards above platform canopies to form a clerestory above the central track. Original light fittings, signs, etc.” Pevsner notes “the bold concrete-framed platform canopy, complete with its integrated fittings, which slopes inward and has a clerestory above the central track”. On leaving the station, cross over Cockfosters Road, turn left and walk down Chalk Lane to

5. Cock & Dragon

Arrive: 4.30 PM.

Address: The Cock & Dragon, 14 Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, EN4.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter; Brains Reverend James; and Sharp’s Doom Bar are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub, walk down Games Road, through the white gates and continue to the footpath signposted to Northfield Road. Walk down the footpath to the end then turn left and walk down Northfield Road to

6. The Jester

Arrive: 5.15 PM.

Address: The Jester, 150 Mount Pleasant, Cockfosters, EN4.

Real ales: Greene King IPA is usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Grove Road to the bus stop and catch a 384 bus to the bus stop called Barnet Church (buses depart at 09; 24; 39; and 54 minutes past the hour). Alight from the bus, cross over Barnet High Street, turn right and walk down Barnet High Street to

7. The Old Mitre

Arrive: 6.15 PM.

Address: The Olde Mitre, 58 High Street, Barnet, EN5.

Real ales: An interesting range of real ales is usually served here.

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The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.