The Alexandra, East Finchley
The Alexandra is an unremarkable local Irish pub, in an area replete with no fewer than three Irish pubs. Its vaguely attractive from the outside, but inside we weren't made to feel entirely welcome by the middle-aged/old local men who come here (possibly every day) to drink from the poor choice of beer. As we were leaving there seemed to be some more lively entertainment getting underway and consequently the crowd became slightly younger, although sadly no more friendly. There's also a little beer garden off to the side, but knowing it backs onto a petrol station rather takes the shine off - beer and petrol fumes don't make good bedfellows. If you want an good Irish pub, Maddens is only a few minutes away.
1 Church Lane, East Finchley, London, N2 8DX
020 8883 0922
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How to find the The Alexandra pub
Come out of East Finchley and turn left up the hill. Keep walking until you get to an Esso garage, turn left into Church Lane and the pub will be in front of you.