Fifty Five (formerly Lush), Camden
The Engine Room, Blakes, Lush...and now Fifty-Five. This poor old Victorian pub has gone through numerous changes over the last few years - with mixed results - but has now moved the focus towards cocktails. Run and staffed by bartenders, the standard is as high as you'd hope for and with something like 160 cocktails on offer, the choice almost too much - we plumped for a couple of fruity concoctions which went down nicely. Most are reasonably priced either side of the £5 mark, but there are also a few bottled beers if you don't fancy the agony of choice. The decor certainly isn't ground breaking, but a few musically inspired posters give the place a bit of character and its certainly an improvement on some previous incarnations. Quieter during the week, this gets busier at the weekends and as the evening progresses you may even witness the staff jumping about on the bar.
31 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, NW1 7DB
020 7482 2959
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How to find the Fifty Five (formerly Lush) pub
From Camden Town tube, head north up Chalk Farm Road toward the market before turning left down Jamestown Road. The pub is on the corner of Jamestown Road and Arlington Road