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Great pub.Has a good lot of regulars and a good crowd when Spurs are at home.
Guinnesss is top drawer and service efficient and with a smile.
One of the best in N17
Though why the grey haired bald welsh bloke(Bob ,i think his name is) never takes his coat off even in the Summer is beyond me....
tottenhamsean - 10 Jan 2014 18:30
My family and friends use this pub when we go to watch the Spurs game best one in Scotland Green drug and trouble free pub run by an old style guvnor and his elegant wife he keeps a clean pub never any trouble because he is fussy who he allows in good pint great banter with the bar staff lovely ladies who really look after you no matter how busy it is they ring customers cabs, charge mobile phones, look after our bags if we don't want to carry them to the game, the do jaeger bombs and other cocktails and if you bring your kids in they are most welcome and the staff feed them Kimberley biscuits really welcoming old style boozer and is known to have live bands at the weekend great function room out the back only downside is that the beer garden is small and looks like a prison exercise yard!
Lena11 - 9 May 2013 07:12
I found this treasure of a pub in a small alcove off Tottenham High Road.
I was amazed of the cultural dualism of this little gem in Scotland Green.

The outside bar had the windows broken and was solely populated by people of an Afro Carribean nature The general consensus of the abundant revellers was complimentary to Irish bar staff who gave them a heartfelt welcome after their own 'watering hole " THE SWAN" had closed down.

The inside bar the "Traveller's Friend" was thronged by the young and old from the local travelling community.

I was told it was a Gypsy Wedding which is a frequent occurence in this lively bar. The King of the Gypsies.... John Frain..... paid tribte to the singer..DI O 'REA... barstaff and the man who will be fixing the windows.

I enjoyed immensely this bizarre and unique experience and plan to return when the windows have been replaced.

Annahilton - 25 Feb 2010 03:57
What have they done to this pub???? Used to be a great, tatty, proper pub. Went on a month ago on a friday, first time for ages, and it has been decked out like a dodgy club/bar, too bright, and no one in there, what a waste.
JockStrap - 13 Dec 2008 18:40
This is a lovely friendly pub with live music at the weekend. There is also a function room out the back which can be hired. The Fraines run a good clean house. Only down side is that Parick no longer works here - they should have got rid of one of the grumpy nosey time bar maids instead - well worth a visit.
Lena11 - 20 Nov 2008 13:24
Slight correction to RogerB's account....it was actually Tottenham fans attacking their Cardiff counterparts that night im sorry to say.
nickthefish - 18 Jun 2008 23:33
Nice stella on tap, good Gin and tonics. I like Marvin the barman,
vera_shaw - 29 Feb 2008 17:44
I've been drinking in this pub on and off for years. Always found the place friendly with good staff and a nice pint. Spurs crowd always well looked after and I've never seen any trouble at all.

At weekends they normally have live music and theres always a bit of craic.


RichMc70 - 30 Nov 2007 17:46
I spent the evening in The Victoria with a few of the boys after the game.What an amazing change for the better from last season this is a good friendly watering hole,good beer,keenly priced and a great atmosphere. I;ll be back.
jkennedy - 23 Aug 2007 23:01
Have to totally change me view on this pub.Use to find it unfriendly,spurs games aside.But now ....i really like the place,decent friendly barstaff and Guinness is superb.And they even have "Bad manners" on the Juke box
tottenhamsean - 9 Aug 2007 13:23
The Victoria is just tucked away enough from the High Street to lose the masses walking to White Hart Lane on match day, although it can still get quite busy. The bright red brick gabled façade make this pub stand out among the bland neighbouring buildings although the interior does not meet the expectations. Clearly someone had a job lot of polished tongue and groove wooden paneling and its domination of the main bar is quite overpowering. The bright red ceiling (with a couple of fans) and the plain flooring make the place look a bit dull and the staircase cutting its way across the bar makes it a little claustrophobic, especially at the rear. There are several virtually empty shelves that just beg for some books or ornaments to pad them out and take the attention away from the general blandness of the pub. A few pictures on the walls help but overall the pub has an air of glum emptiness about it. Sport is shown on a couple of screens and there is also a juke box. Unfortunately, the beer department is not exactly adventurous - no Real Ales, just kegs and for the non lager drinker, Guiness is probably the best option otherwise it is a pretty rank Green King IPA smooth. Note – they only serve in plastic glasses on match days. A carpeted rear function room is usually open to cope with any overspill when busy and has a pool table and its own separate bar. A large trophy cabinet appears to have pride of place. I was unfortunate enough to be in here when the pub was attacked and trashed by Cardiff supporters a couple of years ago but I have generally found the pub to be fairly welcoming to all comers and with the demise of several other pubs in the area, this still remains one of the better choices for a pre match pint as you will get served reasonably quickly and won't be rammed up against a pillar to drink it.
RogerB - 2 Jan 2007 15:57
This is a great pub with good music. I'm not Irish, but have had no probs in here at all.
JockStrap - 1 Nov 2006 17:34
Pop in here occasionally for a quick pint as I work nearby. I'm not Irish and have never noticed any hostility towards myself or my various drinking companions of various ethnicities.
Good as a hideaway pub where you can hunker down in the corner and leave the outside world behind. Not the widest range of drinks I've ever seen but they are looked after well and it's not that dear. Barstaff are a little on the relaxed side but friendly enough. Cosy place with nice comfortable seating and a 70's looking wood pannelling effect on the walls. irish bric-a-brac is of course present but not all pervasive. I have an alarming habit of putting "The Can-Can" by Bad Manners on the jukebox everytime I visit, please accept my sincere apologies for this!
Mr.Monkfish - 21 Oct 2005 14:33
Agree with the last comment. Use this pub after spurs games, its ok then. But can be very unfriendly if you dont have an Irish accent or an Irish name!!
woodgreenspur - 11 Jun 2005 13:54
Been to the Victoria a couple of times. Irish pub with live C&W music at the weekends. The last time i went i was with a Greek Cypriot mate and unfortunatly the reception was unfreindly so wont be going back in the future.
ganger - 15 Apr 2005 22:45

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