Camden Rock Cafe (ex The Caernarvon Castle), Camden

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posted by squirrel on 13/10/2006

last rating: last rating: 3 pints

There is leftover paint gathering dust in garages and sheds up and down the country, but for the owners of the Camden Rock Cafe there was a solution. The former Caernarvon Castle (and before that the Fusilier & Firkin) has been decorated in a garish mix of shades and tones that are enough to trigger an acid flashback. The large one-roomed pub is not always the busiest of venues but comes alive when it plays host to an ever-changing roster of live bands. Rock (the clue was in the pub's name) dominates proceedings, and from the poster in the window appears to verge mostly towards the heavier exponents of the art. While the owners should be given an ASBO if they're ever seen again with a paint brush, it is at least refreshing to see that live music is still their focus.

first turned into a clothes shops, it then became a victim of the Camden Market fire.

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7 - 8 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AA
020 7485 7858

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