The Salisbury Hotel, Turnpike Lane
I've been working in pubs myself before, so I can see that the only reason why the service might look slow is that the bar is huge and it takes a while to reach all the items. the bar staff is always polite,friendly and precise and the food is daily prepared and cooked with top quality ingredients (I buy my own food from the same shops...). As far as I can say every effort is made to make it a wonderful place to hang on and if someone feels so much against it, it might be because they just don't belong to it.
1 Grand Parade, Turnpike Lane, London, N4 1JX
From Turnpike Lane tube: walk towards the large sign for the bus garage but take the exit on your left. Once on the street you should be opposite the park. Turn left and walk down Green Lanes for about 10-15 mins. The pub will be on the same side of the road as you. Alternatively, from Green Lanes catch one of the buses heading down towards Central London. Manor House: take exit 7 and keep walking up Green Lanes. It's about 15-20 minutes or so to the pub. Nearest BR Station is Harringay Green Lanes - a 5 minute walk or so.