North London Tavern375 Kilburn High Road
This is the official lunch stop. This pub is a survival as it still retains quite a few original features despite refurbishments. Although it is not a listed building, it has an interior recognised by CAMRA as being of some regional importance and the description is as follows: “A late Victorian pub still with some original fittings although there has been much modernisation, including major changes in the past two or three years. There are two distinct surviving parts with a screen with a wide opening between them. A vestibule on Kilburn High Road has a mosaic with the name of the pub prominently displayed. Inside the main bar would have been much divided originally as the several outside doors suggest. The counter front originally came nearer to the high road but has been shortened. On the left was a publican's office, recently converted to a disabled toilet. The rear part of the counter is surrounded on three sides by a terrazzo spittoon trough. There are some fine gilt and cut glass mirrors on the walls. A glazed partition separates the public bar from the former billiard room (now dining room). It has a skylight with modern coloured glass panes, original panelled dado and an elaborate wood-surround fireplace”
The North London Tavern featured on the Revivals and Survivals: Daytime Crawl of Willesden Green, Cricklewood, Brondesbury, Kilburn and St John's Wood on 23 February 2019, the Kilburn and the High Roads: Daytime Crawl of Cricklewood, Brondesbury and Kilburn in October 2014, and the Daytime Crawl of NW London and Maida Vale in October 2006.
The WhatPub link is here WhatPub/North London Tavern