Gertie Brownes, East Finchley
If Maddens across the road isn't Irish enough for you, have a go here. Darkly lit, non-stop racing - you get the picture. It's not too bad if you haven't got a copy of the Racing Post with you but this pub certainly knows what it punters want: even the booths have inset screens so you won't miss the 3.25 from Fairyhouse. Weekend evenings can find it quite busy and lively, with a mix of older regulars in place. As small, Irish pubs go, not a bad one.
15 Jul 2012
This Irish pub is an absolute gem. I am not myself Irish but I know I can always call in here and feel comfortable and amongst friends. Its a brilliant place to watch live sport and the beer is perfectly kept.This pub has undergone an absolute transformation over the past ten years and the current landlord has done a brilliant job in creating this welcoming, cosy and good natured watering hole. Recommended.
The Strange Torpor.
95 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG
020 8883 1506
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How to find the Gertie Brownes pub
Come out of East Finchley and turn left up the hill. Over the traffic lights and the pub is about a hundred yards further up.