Hark the Herald: Daytime Crawl of Whetstone, Barnet, Cockfosters, Enfield and Winchmore Hill

Saturday 22 June 2019.

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

A Word version of the crawl notes is here: Word Crawl Notes and a PDF version is here: PDF Crawl Notes Terry Casey's map of the area is here: Map of Area

Public transport will be required at times.

1. Griffin

Arrive: 12.00 Noon.

Address: The Griffin, 1262 High Rd, Whetstone, N20 6HH .

Real ales: Adnams Ghost Ship; Fuller’s London Pride; St Austell Tribute; and Wells Bombardier are usually served here.

Read about the Griffin

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and walk up Whetstone High Road to the pelican crossing. Cross over Whetstone High Road, turn right and continue up Whetstone High Road to bus stop J (called Whetstone High Road/Athenaeum Road). Catch a 34, 234 or 263 bus to stop K (called Barnet Church). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk up Barnet High Street to the pelican crossing. Cross over Barnet High Street, turn right and walk down Barnet High Street to

2. Olde Mitre Inne

Arrive: 1.00 PM.

Address: The Olde Mitre Inne, 58 High St, Barnet, EN5 5SJ.

Real ales: Adnams Southwold; Greene King Abbot; Timothy Taylor Landlord; Tring Side Pocket for a Toad; plus four changing guest ales; and at least one real cider are usually served here.

Read about the Olde Mitre Inne

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue down Barnet High Street to stop H (called Barnet High Street/Barnet Church). Catch a 307 bus to stop E (called Cockfosters Road). Alight from the bus, turn left, cross over Bramley Road and turn right. Continue along Bramley Road to the junction with Chase Side. Turn left into Chase Side and cross over Chase Side to bus stop K (called Bramley Road). Catch a 298 bus to the stop called Trent Country Park. Alight from the bus, turn left and walk to the junction with Chalk Lane. Turn right and walk along Chalk Lane to the junction with Games Road. Cross over Games Road to

3. Cock Inn

Arrive: 2.15 PM.

Address: The Cock Inn, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, EN4 9HU.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride is usually served here.

Read about the Cock Inn

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to the end of Chalk Lane. Cross over Chalk Lane and Cockfosters Road, turn right and walk to the bus stop called Trent Country Park. Catch a 298 bus to stop J (called Bramley Road). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk along Chase Side to the junction with Bramley Road. Turn right and continue along Bramley Road. Cross over Bramley Road, turn right and continue along Bramley Road to stop E (called Cockfosters Road). Catch a 307 bus to stop CC (called Enfield Chase Station). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk up Windmill Hill to

4. Old Wheatsheaf

Arrive: 4.15 PM.

Address: The Old Wheatsheaf, 3 Windmill Hill, Enfield, EN2 6SE .

Real ales: Courage Best Bitter; Fuller’s London Pride; and Marstons Pedigree are usually served here.

Read about the Old Wheatsheaf

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk through the park to Chase Side. Turn left and walk along Chase Side to bus stop CD (called Windmill Hill/Enfield War Memorial). Catch a 191 bus to stop Y (called Lavender Hill). Alight from the bus, cross over Chase Side, turn right and walk down Chase Side to the junction with Laurel Bank Road. Turn left and walk down Laurel Bank Road to

5. Wonder

Arrive: 5.00 PM.

Address: The Wonder, Batley Rd, Enfield, EN2 0JG.

Real ales: McMullen AK and three changing ales (at least one other being from McMullen) are usually served here.

Read about the Wonder

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Chase Side, turn left and walk to bus stop T (called Laurel Bank Road). Catch a 191 bus to stop E (called Enfield Town/Church Street). Alight from the bus, turn right and continue along Church Street to the junction with Market Place. Turn left and walk down Market Place to

6. King's Head

Arrive: 5.45 PM.

Address: The Kings Head, 9 Market Place, Enfield, EN2 6LL.

Real ales: Greene King London Glory; Marstons Pedigree; and New River London Tap are usually served here.

Read about the King's Head

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Church Street, turn right and walk along Church Street to stop C (called Enfield Town/Church Street). Catch a 329 bus to stop F (called Green Dragon Lane). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk along Green Lanes to

7. Little Green Dragon

Arrive: 6.40 PM.

Address: The Little Green Dragon, 928 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, N21 2AD.

Real ales: Four changing real ales and several real ciders and perries are usually served here.

Read about the Little Green Dragon

Try Also - Orange Tree

While you are in the area, you might wish to try also the Orange Tree, 18 Highfield Road, Winchmore Hill, N21 3HA which is not a listed building but is recognised by CAMRA as having an historic pub interior of local importance and the description is as follows: “Built around 1912 of brick and glazed brick on the ground floor with plaster reliefs of orange trees in the gables. The interior is now one elongated U-shaped room having originally been sub divided into at least three bars. The bar counter is of a style seen in the 1930s and there is a good mirrored bar back fitting but fridges have replaced half of the lower shelving.

On the left a fireplace with inter-war wood surround has a modern brick interior. On the right there is good three-quarter height panelling (and a modern fireplace) and around the rest of the room both full height and half height panelling. A gap in the wall leads to a small pool area with full height panelling on the servery side. Left hand side gents’ has old urinals. Toilets were added on the right at a later date.” It is also in CAMRA’s 2019 Good Beer Guide.

This crawl is dedicated to the late Enfield & Barnet CAMRA Branch member, Colin ‘Inky’ Hills, 13 August 1940 to 30 January 2011.