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Grafton NW5

The Grafton,

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North London: Kentish Town and Tufnell Park

20 Prince of Wales Road NW5 3LG
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Open 1200-2300 (0030 Fri-Sat). Children welcome until 1900.
Cask beer 6 (Hogs Back, Timothy Taylor, 4 usually local guests), Other beer 1 keg, 5 bottles.
Food Gastroish pub lunches, Outdoor Tables on street, Wifi. No disabled toilet but flat access.
Fortnightly pub quiz and open mic nights, monthly comedy and clothing exchange.

When they reopened this handsome Victorian pub in the little neighbourhood centre around Kentish Town West Overground in September 2012, the new leaseholders wisely opted to take advantage of landlord Enterprise’s local guest beer delivery scheme. So besides the regular favourites TEA and Landlord, you can expect to find beers from East London, Hackney, Ha’penny (a rarity this far into inner London) and London Fields on the handpumps, alongside the occasional quality interloper from Adnams and the like. Even more local is Camden Town, just a few steps away, whose beers might be found on keg alongside Staropramen. A handful of interesting bottles include BrewDog, Brooklyn and Goose Island.

This is a well refurbished, attractive and friendly place that’s rejected the gastro route in favour of a contemporary twist on a decidedly community focused boozer. Green and white tiling, original pillars and a reclaimed fireplace add pleasing detail to a comfortable single space wrapped around an island bar, background music is restrained and an inventive lunch menu makes use of ingredients from local allotments. The pub is also close to the impressively restored St Pancras Baths.

National Rail Kentish Town Overground Kentish Town West Underground Camden Town, Kentish Town Cycling LCN+ 6A

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