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It isn't that I drink too much, but that I don't drink enough.

Username: RedRed

Age: 43

Sex: male

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Bar Form, Enfield Town

"...[A]part from the george pub which closes at 11:30 there is nowhere else in enfield town even half decent."

Tells you all you really need to know about the value of the last review, doesn't it?

20 Dec 2010 13:28

The Kings Head, Enfield

I have to say, I really like the revamped Kings Head.

In the interests of fairness I should note that Iíd mainly entirely stopped drinking in the Kings by the end of its last incarnation, and thought that, while it was still a fine old pub, with some nice regulars and a good atmosphere, it had slightly gone to seed and was on its last legs by that point.

This iteration of the Kings Head has come out swinging. Itís still a pub pub. A real pub. Victorian and distinguished, but itís also paired back, laid back, comfortable and welcoming like all good pubs should be. I especially like the way that itís broken up into distinct areas. I was in last Saturday to watch the England/S.Africa game Ė and watched it round the back in the small little slightly raised room, with a group of like minded random rugby people, while everyone in the front bar watched the football. Equally, thereís the entire back room (where the boat is Ė which I think it totally brilliant by the way), which has a huge T.V on the wall and had the football on during the ruby, but then showed the Wales/All Blacks game afterwards (where one Welsh woman in particular was going completely bloody mental).

Which I think illustrates how thereís a space for everyone in there (even mental Welsh women).

There was a pretty decent crowd in. Normal decent people taking a break from shopping or watching or the game and meeting for a chat (as opposed to the George crowd).

Itís still early days, but a lot of energy seems to have brought to bear here. It looks good and feels right. I think theyíll do well, but weíll see.

30 Nov 2010 16:33

The Lord Aberconway, Liverpool Street

Quite exceptionally for a Railway pub, the staff in the Aberconway are cheerful, friendly, knowledgeable and hardworking in the same way that you would hope to find in any good local pub.

Thereís also quite a wide reasonably priced selection on draught.

It can certainly get very busy on Friday nights and the nights before public holidays and the like, but generally, for a pub on Liverpool St stationís doorstep itís not too bad and come half seven or so has a pleasant level of passing trade.

The interior is quite fetching with an upstairs balcony section and leather seating and small enclosed booths downstairs.

Iíve spent many hours in there with few complaints, and genuinely feel as though the staff and management are doing their best given their location and the nature of the business that brings with it.

30 Apr 2010 10:56

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