Victoria Stakes, Muswell Hill
Go there and enjoy it; but avoid Sunday lunchtimes when it descends into a poorly run creche for spoilt Crouch End children, which run around screaming whilst their parents ignore both them and the impact they're having on other diners.
Otherwise, best pub for miles.
Let's have a return to child-free pubs!
1 Muswell Hill, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3TH
Bus 144 and W7 both go past the pub just before you begin the steep climb up to Muswell Hill Broadway, opposite the south entrance to Alexandra Palace. There are also lots of other buses which go from various locations to Muswell Hill Broadway and from there it's a 5 minute walk down the hill to the pub.