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T J Duffys, Northfields

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Pleasingly unpretentious Irish pub with a welcoming feel and a courteous barman. Obviously a great pub to watch sport. The pint of Kimberly was 'ropey' but at £2.49 I musnt grumble. Decent.
strangetorpor - 13 Nov 2015 16:00
Replacing The Plough as the pub of choice in Northfields. Excellent landlord and staff. Well kept Pride. Unlike The Plough you also get a full pint. Mostly populated by friendly and characterful London Irish locals. Good value and handy for the tube.
u690812 - 25 Nov 2013 14:18
Irish-owned establishment that is not too large inside, but was fairly busy with what seemed to be a hardy group of regulars, many of whom were watching live football on TV screens at either end of the bar. As the previous reviewer stated, all stools at the bar were taken and it was difficult to find a place to get served. Top marks for the landlord who saw that I was waiting whilst the barmaid dispensed a large quantity of lager. He came around the bar himself to serve me and also topped up my half of Sharps Special without prompting. Other ales on were Fullers London Pride, St Austell Tribute & Greene King Old Speckled Hen & Ruddles Best. I felt the place had a slightly worn feel to it. But worth a try if you're in the area.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Sep 2012 20:33
I always tend to struggle with pubs that allow seating entirely at a bar, which this one does. When busy it can be difficult to get a space in which to get served.

That's my only criticism really - all in all a nice enough place that's worth a visit for all...
Hanwale - 26 Jul 2012 09:20
It's average. Not as 'Irish' as some of the other bars in the area - good or bad thing, you decide! Has sport on which can be handy. Not totally sure why you'd choose this over the Plough though if the latter is rammed, which it almost always is, then Duffy's isn't a bad option.
normantonend - 18 Mar 2012 13:15
Good pint of Guinness, but no a peck on the other two Irish bars, comfy bar, after all the pints I needed some food, a typical thai menu was on offer. Filled the gap.
thebeercritic - 12 May 2011 17:56
Great Pub with a top landlord and can have a good atmosphere when the football is on.
mrbee - 19 Feb 2011 20:38
Good Pub, great athmosphere with great pints. Anothere one I shall be back too.
Beer_guy1 - 10 Feb 2011 14:17
This "pub" is two shops converted into a drinking space (the pic on BitE is out of date). Atmosphere is lacking and the all the punters cram into the one shop where the bar is, leaving patrons in the other side of the establishment feeling second class. Not pleasant. Good range of choice on the real ale front though not well kept. Good for lager drinkers though.
Beerscout - 25 Aug 2010 22:08
Great local open late, three screens for sport, thai food . a very good landlord and great staff. Allways friendly atmosphere very good ales and lager.
heliosscott - 18 Aug 2010 21:26
You really are a hoot fog! Where did you meet Loo - or is this just your chatup line?
sussexfox - 12 Jun 2010 14:22
Although it's a bit of a trek upstairs to reach the loos in this pub they are pretty good (there's also a disabled loo downstairs). Nice and clean, nothing to complain about. [Shame the same can't be said for the poorly kept ales, last time I nearly got served a pint of pipe cleaner!]
Loo_Review - 12 Jun 2010 13:05
Great traditional english foods, good prices.. farmhouse bread sandwiches, proper beef burger with relish, definitely i recommend their steak with citrus butter sauce and also good fresh fish and chips.

gemici - 29 Jul 2009 17:12
Another change of management (for the better) and I think it's now privatly owned. Still really friendly and a new Thai menu
Deodar - 10 Sep 2008 12:46

I was told it was owned by the Capitol Pub Chain (David Bruce of The Firking Pubs)but who owns it now ????
GeeGeeStables - 9 Jul 2008 22:35
This is a ‘shop front’ Irish pub that has been knocked through into the next door shop making it larger than the norm and a lot more airy. I was pleasantly surprised as the interior is much bigger than you would have thought from viewing the exterior.
There are a few tables and chairs outside the entrance which are next to a very busy road and there is a small beer garden out the back with a covered smoking area.

The barmaid that served me was polite and there was a selection of standard lagers alongside Strongbow, Guinness (obviously), Pride and Doombar (another pump was off).

‘All major sporting events shown’ was advertised outside for Sky Sports and Setanata and I spotted a plasma screen.

I wouldn’t be disappointed if this was my local bar.
Strongers - 20 May 2008 08:42
Average pub, but not as bad as it appears from the outside. Annoyingly, locals seems to get priority at the bar so you might as well leave them to it and go to The Plough up the road.
swizz - 17 Mar 2008 16:42
Hadnt been to this pub for years, not living in Ealing anymore. Went there the other week after my Mums funeral, it was lovely, just want to say a great thank you to all the staff, they were very friendly, and the food and service was great. Thanks to the landlord as well, keep up the good work. Will return again sometime, hopefully on a happier note. Good luck
wineontherocks - 21 Nov 2007 15:40
Would normally go to the Spinning Wheel for footy, but saw today's game on board outside and a new plasma on the wall of the new extension.. went in with 3 friends but found the tables in there all set for lunch/dinner complete with wine glasses.. some people already there eating/waiting for food.. didn't want to be hooting and hollering while they ate so watched it on the little tv above the door. All Tommy's Ireland stuff removed leaving faded marks on the undecorated walls, for some reason the bar's been strewn with fairy lights, Ubiquitous polish barmaid. Burger OK, chips reheated I think. All very mediocre. Lets hope the new people have plans to get this place back the way it was.
Dave_ESB - 20 Jan 2007 19:51
New Faces , New Outlook, Not much else positive to say, not one of capital pub company's best ventures by far. better in all respect can be found close by.
Need to do better to get my custom
anonymous - 19 Jan 2007 21:03
Still a great little pub. Good selection of beers, friendly etc. etc.
TheBeerMonkey - 18 Jan 2007 11:27
This is a great pub; love the san miguel on draught and the food is excellent. Don't go here half enough!!
weston - 10 Oct 2006 12:58
a few friends live in the area and we'll always find an excuse to start our evening here.A quality little boozer.
anonymous - 8 Jun 2006 17:39
A wonderful pub, with a wonderful atmosphere!! I am always pleasantly surprised when I visit T.J Duffy's.

I was there again on Friday, when the bar was FULL of people having a good time, even the bar staff seemed to be enjoying themselves! The food is always SUPERB and I highly recommend their Sunday Roast.

If you are looking for a pub with the best of everything, where you can really let your hair down, this is it.
Platypus - 22 May 2006 09:32
As of the 17th of October, Tommy Duffy is no longer the owner of the pub, having finally decided to retire. I know he would like to thank all of his customers for their support. (While here, it's worth pointing out that he's had nothing to do with Duffy's in Pitshanger Lane in Ealing since he sold that in 1994.)
Declan - 17 Oct 2005 16:42
Very good place - friendly atmosphere, good beer and very nice food too. Mr Duffy does us proud!
sparky747 - 11 Aug 2005 17:34
Ditto to what Mallen said
anonymous - 7 Apr 2005 22:48
Great beer, friendly staff, food looks very good, they are extending it,good start ing point before the Spinning Wheel
Mallen - 17 Aug 2004 17:59
Fantastic place, especially on a Sunday night when they have live Irish music. Staff are friendly so too are the owners. Always made welcome.

Margaret Shuttleworth - 6 Jul 2004 22:27
Its not bad for the real ale - like going in when I get off the tube, especially when it is pissing down
PAUL - 9 Mar 2004 22:18
Good Sunday afternoon pub or for quiet drink with friends, very friendly staff, proper guinness. Real Irish pub
celticangel - 26 Feb 2004 15:24
Similar to standing in your living room with a bunch of strangers. High street based pub with an average selection of ales and lagers (nothing special). However, as Ingrid points out - the place is far too small for an enjoyable night out. Can be quite cliquey as well.
anthony2 - 25 Sep 2003 18:56
It's too tiny, good if you meeting a friend during day as cliose to tube but if you want to meet a few freinds or have a dance you're better of at the Spinning Wheel
doubledutch - 21 Sep 2003 11:00
Had a drink in here a couple of months ago. I thought it was a great little pub. Quiet when I visited but staff were friendly and the guest ales were quite different.
Mike Milton - 17 Jul 2003 17:14

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