From Wrestling to Assembling: Evening Crawl of Highgate and Kentish Town

Wednesday 19 August 2015.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Evening Crawl of Highgate and Kentish Town, and Terry Casey's map of the area is here: Map of Highgate and Kentish Town

Public transport will be required at times.

1. Wrestlers

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Wrestlers, 98 North Road, Highgate, N6 4AA.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride; St Austell Tribute and two guest beers are usually served here.

Read about the Wrestlers

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, note opposite Highpoint One and Two, two famous modernist blocks of flats by Berthold Lubetkin and Tecton built in 1933-35 and 1938 respectively. Turn left pub and walk down North Road, bearing left at the end into Highgate High Street. Cross over Southwood Lane and continue along Highgate High Street to

2. Duke's Head

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Duke's Head, 16 Highgate High Street, Highgate, N6 5JG.

Real ales: Ten handpumps dispense real ale and real cider. Loads of keg craft beers and bottled beers are also available.

Read about the Duke's Head

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn left, walk down to the pelican crossing and cross the road. Continue along Highgate High Street and turn left into South Grove. Cross Swains Lane and Bacon Lane, then cross South Grove itself. Continue along the road and bear right into Highgate West Hill, then immediately right again into

3. Flask

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Flask, 77 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 6BU.

Real ales: Fullers ESB and London Pride; Gales Seafarers; Redemption Trinity; and Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot are normally served here.

Read about the Flask

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to the junction with South Grove, cross South Grove and turn right. Continue along the road to bus stop V and catch a 214 bus (runs every 12 minutes at 04, 16, 28, 40, and 52 minutes past the hour) to the stop named Fortess Road (KJ). Alight from the bus and continue down Fortess Road to the pelican crossing at the junction with Kentish Town Road. Cross over Kentish Town Road to

4. Bull & Gate

Arrive: 9.15 PM.

Address: The Bull & Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2TJ.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter, Blonde, Gold and Special; and two Redemption ales are usually served here.

Read about the Bull & Gate

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross back over Kentish Town Road then cross over Fortess Road. Turn left and walk up Fortess Road to the junction with Falkland Road. Turn right into Falkland Road to the junction with Leverton Street. Turn left into Leverton Street and walk along Leverton Street to

5. Pineapple

Arrive: 9.45 PM.

Address: The Pineapple, 51 Leverton Street, Kentish town, NW5 2NX.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside; Banks’s Bitter; Sharps Doom Bar; and one guest beer are usually served here. CARD-CARRYING CAMRA MEMBERS CAN GET DISCOUNT ON REAL ALE in this pub.

Read about the Pineapple

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and continue down Leverton Street to the junction with Leighton Road. Turn right into Leighton Road and walk down Leighton road to

6. Assembly House

Arrive: 10.15 PM.

Address: The Assembly House, 294 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2TG.

Real ales: Greene King IPA; Harvey’s Sussex; Hogs Back HBB; and one guest beer are normally served here.

Read about the Assembly House

The 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 on the London Regional Inventory at that time.