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Southbury, EN1 1RG

  • 253 Southbury Road

The Southbury was a pub in Enfield Town. It has now closed. As of 2015 the premises are occupied by a Thai restaurant and bar called The Meeting.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Pub in Enfield Town, on the corner of Clive Road and Southbury Road. Previously known as the Southbury Hotel. An anonymous visitor in April 2008 says that this place wasn't very good a few years ago, but has improved since, so is worth another try if you've not been recently.

Kake visited on a Monday afternoon in November 2007; it was almost entirely empty except for one old chap at the bar and two people playing the quiz machine. The only real ale was Greene King IPA (£1.10/half pint). Service was friendly.

The decor is fairly traditional, and the space is broken up by means of raised areas and wooden balusters. There are a few shelves with some old hardbacks on them; don't know if any of them are worth reading though. The chairs and tables are dotted around fairly sparsely; possibly so they can fit more vertical drinkers in on Friday/Saturday nights? There's at least one flatscreen TV, but it was switched off.

The Southbury has a Thai restaurant (called Khun Mae) attached to it; the restaurant has a separate entrance, though I think they're connected inside, and you can order food to eat in the pub part if you prefer. I didn't manage to see the full Thai menu, but a set Thai lunch is available (in the pub part at least, not sure about the restaurant); it's £6 for spring rolls or soup plus a main course. A poster in the window of the restaurant gave its opening hours as noon-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm Mon-Sat.

They also do more traditional pub food. Sandwiches/paninis cost between £2.60 (cheese and tomato) and £2.90 (sausage and onion; steak and onion). Filled jacket potatoes are between £3.20 (cheese) and £3.55 (prawn cocktail; tuna mayonnaise). Chips are £1, cheesy chips are £1.50, and chips with cheese and bacon are £1.85. Mains cost between £5 (e.g. burger and chips) and £6 (rump steak and chips). Bizarrely, the ploughmans platter (£5) is advertised as coming with tuna. There are only two vegetarian main courses on the pub food menu; vegetable lasagne and roasted garlic and tomato pasta (both £5.50). Ice cream is £2.50 and other desserts (e.g. treacle sponge, chocolate pudding) are £3. Our anonymous visitor of April 2008 tells us that a children's menu is also available.

I think lunchtime food in the pub part ends at 3pm, since on my visit the barman came around and removed the menus shortly after then. However, a blackboard I saw outside on the wall of the restaurant said that their "new English menu" is served noon-6pm Mon-Sat (and offered two meals for £7). So maybe you have to eat in the restaurant if you're there between 3pm and 6pm, or maybe the blackboard is out of date.

A poster in the window of the restaurant said they do delivery, so I assume they also do takeaway.

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Last visited by Kake, November 2007. Food details and prices determined on that visit.
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