Orange Tree, Palmers Green
From an Aussie point of view, the pub was very small and very quiet. But the beer was excellent and the lady who served us our lunch was pleasant and efficient.
I'd give a lot to be back there now. It's 36C in the shade here at present.
This is a proper blokes boozer - good beers, sport on big screen and pool/darts. The mrs is not so keen unless we sit in the garden.
Can be packed for football games especially gooners but also Chelsea, Spurs and Man U. Occasionally the landlord closes the pub to locals only.
Get there before 11 for a late pint on Friday and Saturday (but then again all Winchmore Hill pubs close late at weekends).
Sunday lunch is traditional pub standard - healthy portion but not a gastropub!
18 Highfield Road, Palmers Green, London, N21 3HA
Nearest rail station is Winchmore Hill. From there head down Station Road to Green Lanes and turn right. Keep walking and head down Highfield Road, which you'll find opposite the supermarket. Other alternative is to get the bus up from Palmers Green.