The Beehive, Edmonton
You can walk for miles in the sprawling 1930s suburbs of Enfield and not come across a pub. Then suddenly - like the W8 bus which trundles around the area - two magically appear. The Beehive, in this instance, is the more traditional of the two pubs hidden in this Bush Hill Park enclave. When we say 'traditional', we mean it isn't a trendy bar, or a gastropub, or an overtly corporate PubCo chain. Instead it's an attractive-looking local's pub, with a surprising choice of ales (Bass, London Pride and a brace of Green King choices) and a buzzing atmosphere. At least a third of the pub was dominated by football on our Sunday visit but it didn't seem to affect the eating only area we found seats in. During certain matches the place can fill almost exclusively with predominantly male football watching locals, but at other times this is a pretty good enough stop-off for a couple of pints and a bite to eat. To be honest, though, if you happen to be in the area, it's probably because you already live nearby.
24 Little Bury Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9JZ
020 8360 4358
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How to find the The Beehive pub
Not really near anything apart from buses, Bush Hill train station is the nearest at just over a kilometre away. An A-Z is probably needed if you attempt this.