Occasional Half, N13 4TD
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- 67-77 Green Lanes, N13 4TD
Bramwell Pub Company (formerly called Barracuda) chain pub on Green Lanes in Palmers Green (note: Green Lanes is pretty long; this section of it is (just) in the London Borough of Enfield, rather than that of Haringey).
Kake visited on a Sunday afternoon in September 2008. The place was practically empty; there were just a couple of people watching football on the large flatscreen, and a couple of others sitting outside on the canopied pavement seating. A sign outside advertised food between noon and 9pm (a permanent-looking sign, so I assume this means Mon-Sun).
It's quite big, and some of the seating is raised up on little daises. There are at least three flatscreens/TVs, giving sports coverage to most if not all of the pub. There's also a small pool table.
They have two handpumps, and the beer is very cheap; the Bombardier that was available on my visit was £1.95/pint, and the Theakston Best that usually resides on the other pump would be £1.65/pint. Unfortunately, my Bombardier was off - sour-tasting and sour-smelling. The young man behind the bar took it back straight away and turned the pump clip around. He offered me John Smith's as a replacement; I accepted Strongbow instead, and he gave it to me at the price I'd already paid for the Bombardier.
Accessibility: Level access to the bar and to some of the seating area, but the toilets are up a couple of steps. There was another door which may have led to an accessible toilet but I didn't get a good look at it.
Comment added by Robin: May 2010 - based on last six visits in past month, the current landlord knows how to look after real ale. Usual beer is Bombadier at ÃÂÃÂ£2.