Torrington Arms, North Finchley
our final review
posted by piranha on 6/7/2000
The Torrington used to be one of those pubs that the casual drinker would avoid. It was dark, dingy, populated by middle-aged blokes and had minging beer. These days the Torrington is a completely different pub. A refit last year now means that the pub has both a yellow and blue exterior and interior. There are huge doors at the front that let in lots of light and open when the weather permits. The music is chilled dancey stuff, the sofa's are comfortable, the crowd amenable and mid-20's. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. They even serve a good pint of 6X. The rest of the beers and lagers are standard stuff - with an especially chilled Heineken Export that hits the spot in summer. Late license Thursday, Friday and Saturday mean that there are bouncers on the door, and, as in The Belgrave, there is a no entry after 10.30 pm policy.
Its been closed and sold. Half has been turned into a Starbucks and the other half into something called 'Oceans Bar and Restaurant'
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4 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London, N12 8JR
Platform 1 of Woodside Park station, exit the station, straight up the road until you come to the High Road, turn right, 300 yards. You can't miss the exterior.