Finbar's McGowan's, Neasden

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We don't know what it says about a pub when it still has a payphone, but it's one of the few novelties you'll spot in Finbar's, a vast Irish pub that fills the gap between Paddy Powers and the Vantage Pharmacy on Neasden Lane. For the rest, this place is chock full of Emerald Isle mementoes: tricolours, dangling shamrocks, old photos behind green mounts, a plethora of Guinness ads and, for music, a strong line in Shane MacGowan. There's also plenty to do: three pool tables, games machines, TVs and, for the campanologist, an excellent bell with which to ring last orders. For those who also want to drink there's a selection of nitrokeg beers and lagers, plus 'Baby Irish' cream-and-coffee liqueurs served in plastic shot glasses. Curiously for such a large pub (there's ample space and equipment for gigs and dancing), there were very few people about when we visited. We wonder whether that might, in part, be down to the pub's slightly bossy attitude: it has signs asking punters to leave quietly, others forbidding them from taking drugs on the premises, many in the window suggesting how you might vote in the general election, and at least one pointing out that all CCTV footage is stored. Still, it does sell Nobby's Nuts
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09 Jun 2009
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This is from 2005!

It's been changed to a McGowan's Bar (the Fin Bar has fallen to the wayside) the pub has had a refurb with parquet flooring and leather booths, where you can comfortably watch sport with Real Ale.

And there's a function room that hold 300 people upstairs!! Sometimes promoters use it for a Nightclub and sometimes there are Mambo classes upstairs. Also I was talking to George the manager the other day and he said there is going to be comedy and bands in August (2009 - don't go by this review please)

So an alright oasis, in a bit of a weird area

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332-336 Neasden Lane, Neasden, London, NW10 0AD
020 8450 2220

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