Enterprise, NW3 2BL
- 020 7485 2659
- 2 Haverstock Hill, NW3 2BL
- Mon-Thu: 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 7am-1am; Sun: 7am-11pm
Pub near Chalk Farm Station.
It used to be a somewhat basic pub with frequent live music (see old version of this page for details), but underwent a significant refurbishment around 2017, which included replacement of the gig venue upstairs with several hotel rooms.
Today, the ground-floor pub is a single room with a large island bar in the centre. Seating is squeezed in around the edges; a combination of banquettes, church pews, and low backless stools. Worn boards underfoot give way to black-and-white checkered tiles around the bar. Large windows on two sides let in plenty of sunlight.
Kake visited on a Monday morning in June 2019. Arriving shortly after 10am, I was the only customer throughout my visit, aside from a couple of hotel guests passing through. The flatscreen was showing Sky News with the sound on, not too loud. The handpumps were clipped for Sharp's Doom Bar and Five Points Citrus Pale.
They were having a problem with the gas supply to the kitchen, so only a few things on the breakfast menu were available; I chose the avocado, feta, macerated cherry tomatoes, and chilli oil on sourdough toast (£5.50) photo. Unfortunately it was a bit of a mess. The salad leaves piled on top seemed quite old and wilted, and one or two of them were actually rotten. The avocado had a ripe texture but tasted of very little. Crispy fried onions were scattered incongruously around the plate. The toast was made from decent quality bread, but had no spread so was quite dry, and there was just one thin slice of it, totally out of proportion with the large quantities of avocado and feta.
Earl Grey tea (£2.50) was made with a standard teabag, but nicely presented with a pre-warmed cup.
Accessibility: No steps to get in, and none to the toilets. There seems to be a lift to the hotel rooms on the upper floor, but we didn't investigate this in detail.