Salisbury Arms, Winchmore Hill
The rollout of Mitchell's and Butlers unbranded 'Castle' pub chain (you know - continental beers, loungey furnishings) has been in Winchmore Hill for a couple of years now. Previously a hotel lobby-styled Ember Inn pub (funnily enough another M&B chain), in places the 70s mishmash look works, but some areas are rather dark and dingy. Still there is a pretty decent selection of ales and lagers, while the service on our last two trips has been very good. After some ups and downs, the food prices are now reasonable and the quality rather good; it certainly offers better value and more choice than it's two closest rivals. Be warned though that this one is also pretty family friendly on weekends: our last trip here on a Sunday experienced a kid and her grandmother running around playing hide and seek, so you might want to stick to evening visits if you want a fully grown-up experience.
26 Oct 2009
visited the salisbury at 6.35pm, hand written sign on bar read staff training 6 to 8pm "be back soon" although people were eating and drinking they were perfectly serious, they were not serving anyone for this 2 hour period as we were told by an extremely rude rude rude member of staff, any pub that treats customers this badly does not deserve customers - so strange you could not make it up.
Hoppers Road, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 3NP
020 8920 9911
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How to find the Salisbury Arms pub
From Winchmore Hill Station: exit, turn right and cross the road. Walk up to the Green and you'll see the pub a little way down Hoppers Road.