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Lord Southampton
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Address: 2 Southampton Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 4HX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31955) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Belsize Park (0.4 miles), Chalk Farm (0.4 miles), Gospel Oak (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Gospel Oak (0.5 miles), Kentish Town West (0.5 miles), Hampstead Heath (0.6 miles)

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Gipsy Queen, Kentish Town (0.1 miles), Sir Robert Peel, Kentish Town (0.2 miles), Monkey Chews, Chalk Farm (0.2 miles), Hill, Primrose Hill (0.2 miles), Haverstock Arms, Belsize Park (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

user reviews of the Lord Southampton, Kentish Town

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Good quality locals boozer with great character and pleasant landlady. Old school interior and well kept real ale although not much choice.
wrichard - 17 Jun 2013 10:49
A definite local boozer. The large group of locals in there at 3pm on a Wednesday looked at me like I was Eastwood gatecrashing their saloon, but then I swore loudly about a random footballer and they resumed ignoring me.

The IPA tasted a bit ropey but the pork scratchings masked the taste. All that aside, the area really lacks for pubs and this place is fine for what it is, no frills, just a pub, friendly landlady, and perfectly ok for a pint or two.
cid - 13 Jul 2012 21:20
Definitely a locals' pub and older locals at that.

At the time of visiting service was good (though it was almost empty), but I didn't take kindly to the flashing fruit machine and the TV showing Deal Or No Deal for no apparent reason. There was also an all-pervasive smell of disinfectant emanating from the loos. The interior is in serious need of a makeover and if only someone would do to this pub what was done to the Stag (NW3) just up the road a few years ago, it could be a really nice place. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if this goes to the wall...
Oasthouse - 23 Dec 2010 02:05
This is clearly a localsí estate pub, built between the wars. Even though itís on the CAMRA inventory of London pubs with historic interiors, thereís not much very special about the interior. Thereís a fairly nondescript carpet on the floor; a few stools round the bar; banquette seating covered in blue plastic; and some sports trophies on display. There is an operational dartboard tucked away to the right of the door, with a notice board next to it displaying such useful stuff as a Met Police witness appeal, and a supposedly humorous note to be placed on cars who park too close to your car, mentioning can openers, etc. There was a TV on in one of the corners, showing some rubbish daytime TV programme.

There were two handpumps on the counter, both advertising Courage Best, but neither dispensing beer. I never know why so many pubs donít bother to turn clips round in these circumstances Ė perhaps they want punters to know what beer they might have had had they visited at some other time? Anyway, I quite liked the pub for its basic unpretentious approach. There were no menus (I didnít see any reference to food so guess they donít do it) or wine lists in evidence. But in the absence of a decent ale I donít suppose that I shall visit again.
RexRattus - 24 Oct 2009 15:44
NW5 is one of those north London postcodes which has seen huge amounts of pub closures in the last four or five years, but there are still one or two local boozers surviving, of which the Lord Southampton is one. It's a fairly unreconstructed local alehouse, although perhaps unusually for a pub of its type real ale (Courage) is available, which is laudable. I understand the pub is on the CAMRA Regional Inventory because of its interior - I'm afraid it didn't strike this observer as particularly notable although the tiled exterior is nice. There is an interesting set-up with the gents here - they are in a separate building although the walkway from the main pub has its own roof. I wouldn't return here, but it's good to see this sort of pub surviving the threat of gentrification - long may that continue.
grecian - 21 Aug 2009 17:21

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