The Wonder, Enfield
Hidden next to a green in a quiet corner of Enfield, this imposing pub's interior looks as if hasn't changed since about 1960. The public bar is just as it would've been back then, complete with bare floorboards and vinyl bench seating, while the separate saloon bar is a snug and cosy place where whiling away an afternoon with one of their well-kept ales seems rather too easy. This is a long way from Gastropubland and the friendly landlord seems to have the measure of his loyal clientele; if you like 3 hour piano sing-alongs and live Frank Sinatra cover artists, all wrapped up in a proudly TV-free zone, then you'll love it here. It certainly seems to be a place which encourages active participation, as they raise a fair amount of money for local charities too. Anthropologically fascinating, the main wonder about this place is how it's managed to survive into the 21st century without being spoiled. This endangered species is the kind of place every keen pub goer should try - at least once.
Review: 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful
20 Sep 2010
The Wonder pub in Enfield is a great pub, ive used the pub for many years, its the punters that make the place not the landlord thats for sure,it says in the right up about the friendly landlord, please take it from me he is not a friendly person,forget him the wonder is worth a visit never any problems there the customers see to that, if you go im sure your go back, all the pub needs is fresh management,someone with a passion for running such a pub, i would rate the pub at 8 out of 10, with new management 10 out of 10 !!!!!!!!
1 Batley Road, Enfield, London, EN2 0JG
020 8363 0202
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From Gordon Hill BR Station (WAGN from Finsbury Park), turn right and walk down Lavender Hill. Turn right at the mini roundabout and on your left after a couple of shops there's a green. The Wonder is at the top left corner of the green