Springfield Park Tavern, Bounds Green
Leaving the Springfield Park Tavern unreviewed has been a glaring omission on our part, for it's an impressive, imposing building on an otherwise forgettable stretch of Bounds Green Road. For a clue as to what sort of place it is, the exterior colour is a bit of a giveaway, so there will be no prizes for guessing that this is a traditional Irish pub. Inside, the pub decor is a throwback to probably the early or mid 90s. It's a large place too and goes back further than you might initially imagine, complete with a raised section for the pool table. Nothing of note on tap (is there ever in Irish pubs?) but the Guinness is good enough. Sporting action comes to the fore here, with big screens present most of the weekend, even extending to the back garden, where we encountered a plasma screen showing Sky Sports News to an audience of no-one. With an almost entirely male crowd, this probably isn't one for a first date. Or a second, for that matter. Still, if you want a basic and unpretentious pub, this might fit the bill.
133 Bounds Green Road, Bounds Green, London, N11 2PP
020 8888 4795
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