Railway Tavern, Crouch End

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Until a couple of years ago, the Railway Tavern was one of the last blokey boozers in Crouch End - a testament to big screen footy and cooking lager; we could only imagine what it might have been like in its heyday, before the station alluded to in the name closed. However, after a change of ownership and a much needed revamp it's searching for a new, younger, more affluent demographic. Housed in a nice 1930s building, a large handful of original features have thankfully been retained, including a nice fireplace and the wooden panelling. Where the pool table once stood you can now find bar skittles, which may or may not be for ironic purposes. There's usually a couple of ales on tap (the Everard's Tiger was in good nick) and those in search of lager will find an above average selection. Food is also pretty good and we've eaten here a few times now; sandwiches, main meals and tapas style snacks are order of the day and won't disappoint. There is also some entertainment on offer, usually in the form of live music on a Sunday night. Despite all the positives, it never seems to get as busy as other pubs in the area, which is rather odd, as its arguably one of the better places to have a drink.
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11 May 2013
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the pub seems to be dominated by the bar staff and their mates with their assortment of dogs that drink there most nights taking over the place.
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11 May 2013
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the pub seems to be dominated by the bar staff and their mates with their assortment of dogs that drink there most nights taking over the place.
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11 May 2013
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This pub seems to be just for the bar staff and their friends who take over the place shouting - really gone down hill
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10 Sep 2010
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This is a beautifully restored old pub, an architectural gem that I visited for the second time today. I was disappointed by the two rather silly young women behind the bar, who twittered away between themselves in loud, "oh yah!" accents in the fond belief that everyone in the pub was rivetted by their inane conversation. We weren't.
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08 May 2008
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self promotion lol
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05 May 2008
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The Railway Tavern is a beautiful old 1930’s pub that has had many of it’s original features lovingly restored by it’s new owner, who is passionate about restoring old boozers to their former glory, hence the lack of TV,s fruit machines and pool tables.



The place has a wonderful warm and cosy atmosphere in the winter but is light and airy in the summer. The food is all home cooked by our very talented New Zealand chef, Meryce who, by the way, does a really fantastic Sunday lunch. We have a decent wine list and offer a good range of draught lager, bitter and cider.



The beer garden has been re designed and replanted and is a lovely place to soak up the sun with a good cold beer



The staff are friendly and courteous and even though the bar can get very busy especially towards the end of the week it is very rare that you have to wait very long for a drink.







In short The Railway Tavern is a great place to meet friends and enjoy yourself and is the best bar in Crouch End.







If you would like to book a table or an area of the bar please call us on 0208 348 3396. We are able to cater for private paries.

Contact details
23 Crouch End Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 8DH
020 8348 3396
Opening times
Mon-Weds 12:00-23:00
Thurs-Sat 12:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-23:00
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