Mossy Well, N10 3SH

Wetherspons pub in Muswell Hill, in the Good Beer Guide.

Entry is into a large, light, bright, bare-boarded area with a double-height ceiling surmounted by a large skylight. It really doesn't feel all that much like a Wetherspoons. The bar runs along one side, and booth seating with stained-glass separators faces it across the other side of the room. In the middle are high stools and tables, some of them made from reclaimed factory machinery. A mezzanine floor overlooks this, and there's yet more seating to the rear.

Right at the back, a conservatory-style area leads out to a stone-flagged patio with steps down to a sunken garden with a fountain, large model cow, and bar made from a milk float photo. Some of the seating in this part is covered, including a few booths. Up some more steps from here is an astroturfed "wood" area with silver birches and ivy.

Kake visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2017. There were a fair few people in when I arrived a little before 2pm, but there was still plenty of choice of seats. No music was playing, as is usual for Wetherspoons, but there was a pleasant buzz of conversation.

The handpumps were clipped for 11 real ales, over half of them interesting: Butcombe Crimson King (£1.33/half), Little Beer Corporation Little Kahuna, Nelson Mutineer's Revenge, Purple Moose Dark Side Of The Moose, Saltaire Cascadian Black, Dark Star Original, Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA (brewed especially for Wetherspoons), London Pride, Sharp's Doom Bar, Abbot Ale, and Greene King IPA.

Accessibility: Step-free to get in via a wheelchair lift, though the entrance door is quite heavy. Another wheelchair lift to the seating further back, and there's a RADAR-locked Changing Places (accessible-plus) toilet on this level too. Other toilets are up a flight of stairs with a sturdy handrail. There are more heavy doors to the top part of the garden, and there's no obvious step-free route to the lower parts of the garden.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2017. Opening hours taken from the Wetherspoons website, August 2017.
OS X co-ord: 528832 OS Y co-ord: 189641 (Latitude: 51.590897 Longitude: -0.141646)
Last edited 2017-09-15 17:02:30 (version 1)