Racing, Railways and Prime Ministers: Daytime Crawl of Wood Green, Hornsey, Crouch End, Finsbury Park and Harringay


Saturday 20 June 2009.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Wood Green, Hornsey, Crouch End, Finsbury Park and Harringay

1. Gate

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Gate, Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7SS.

Real ales: Sambrook’s Wandle is sometimes available here.

Read about the Gate

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Buckingham Road, turn left and walk up Buckingham Road to the bus stop. Catch the W3 bus to the stop just before the junction of High Street and Middle Lane (the stop is called Middle Lane). Alight from the bus and EITHER catch the 144 bus to the next stop and then walk along the High Street OR just walk along the High Street to

2. Great Northern Railway

Arrive: 1.15 PM.

Address: The Great Northern Railway, 67 High Street, Hornsey, N8.

Real ales: No real ale is served here but very nearby at 62 High Street is the Three Compasses which is in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2009.

Read about the Great Northern Railway

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

3. Queens Hotel

Arrive: 2.00 PM.

Address: The Queens, 26 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, N8

Real ales: Courage Best, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Charles Wells Bombardier are usually served here.

Read about the Queens Hotel

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk along Broadway. Cross over the road at the junction of Broadway and Crouch Hill, turn left and walk down Crouch Hill to

4. Harringay Arms

Arrive: 3.45 PM.

Address: The Harringay Arms, 153 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, N8

Real ales: Adnams Broadside, Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Courage Best are usually served here.

Read about the Harringay Arms

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub, cross over Crouch Hill, turn left and walk to the bus stop. Catch a W7 bus to Finsbury Park Station where the route terminates. Alight from the bus, turn right, cross over the bus station forecourt and walk down Stroud Green Road under the railway bridges to stop H in the other section of the bus station. Catch a 106 bus to the stop just after the junction of Green Lanes and Brownswood Road/Lordship Park (the stop is called Green Lanes). Alight from the bus, turn right and cross over Green Lanes to

5. Brownswood Park Tavern

Arrive: 4.45 PM.

Address: The Brownswood Park Tavern, 271 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, N4.

Real ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Courage Directors and Fuller’s London Pride are usually served here.

Read about the Brownswood Park Tavern

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and cross over Brownswood Road to the bus stop on Green Lanes. Catch a 141 or 341 bus to just before the junction of Green Lanes and Endymion Road (the stop is called Endymion Road). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk along Green Lanes to

6. Beaconsfield

Arrive: 5.30 PM.

Address: The Beaconsfield, 357-9 Green Lanes, Harringay, N4.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride and Greene King IPA are usually available here.

Read about the Beaconsfield

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn left, cross over Lothair Road North and walk along Green Lanes to the bus stop. Catch a 141 or 341 bus to the stop just before the junction of Green Lanes and St Ann’s Road. Alight from the bus, turn right and cross over Green Lanes to

7. Salisbury

Arrive: 6.15 PM.

Address: The Salisbury, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, N4.

Real ales: Fuller’s Discovery, ESB, London Pride and a guest beer are usually available here.

Read about the Salisbury

Thanks go to Daniel Meers for his invaluable help with the planning of this crawl.

The Regional and National 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.