Duke of St Albans, Archway
our final review
posted by redcat on 03/03/2009
A change of ownership in 2007 didn't save the Duke of St Albans and it has become the Carob Tree Greek restaurant. It never did quite recover for a terrible refit it received in the late 90s, when it became the clearly badly thought out Platinum Bar. Shame.
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It’s a classic example of what happens when a large brewery takes over a pub and listens to accountants and not its patrons.
A big shout goes out to;
Jane Simonds and her family, Ex Duke manager.
Tony (stop emptying the ashtray on the floor!)
Tom and Mary, Ex Duke managers.
Doom and Gloom, Ex Duke managers.
Norman, we loved you man.
Simon the green grocer. One of the nicest human beings I ever met.
Sue the dog...still walking.
Big John’s dad...
Curtis and Gemma... were you just a dream!
And all the rest of the wonderful personalities I met over the years!
Via con dios Duke of St Albans
Highgate Road, Archway, London, NW5 1QX
Gospel Oak: Exit Gospel Oak BR station and turn left up Gordon Road to the junction with Highgate Road. Turn left and keep walking. You'll come to the pub at the roundabout with Swain's Lane. Kentish Town: It's a long walk from the tube, but to get the pub from here, exit the tube, cross the road and head up to the Forum. Pass it on your left and keep going up Highgate Road. Keep on Highgate Road for the next 15-20 minutes, passing the Bull and Last pub on the way. You'll come to the pub at the roundabout with Swain's Lane.