Annie's (ex-Auntie Annie's Porter House), Kentish Town
This must have been one of 2008's most dramatic refits. We've always known it as Auntie Annie's Porter House, a traditional Irish boozer whose yellow and red exterior marked it out as a landmark on Kentish Town Road. Now, the vibrant colours are on the inside, with an interior that even Liberace would dismiss as outré. So, in have come Louis XIV furnishings, grand chandeliers, flock wallpaper and a white baby grand for any passing ivory ticklers. Not your average pub interior then. This one makes great claims about its cocktails, but if you're sticking to drinking pints then it's an average selection that awaits you. We found the bar staff to be excellent, but also noted that even after the design change there's some old regulars still in situ. It wasn't as busy as most places in the vicinity on our last Friday night visit, but could not be described as deserted either. (New picture to come).
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25 Mar 2011
This is not your average pub. Indeed, pub is almost certainly the wrong description. Quite apart from the extravagant furnshings, which on a sunny afternoon seemed a little decadent, there was absolutely no bitter available and no draught cider. The barman was friendly enough and the few customers seemed a happy bunch, but it wasn't a place for me.
180 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2AE
020 7485 3237
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