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Swimmer At The Grafton Arms, N7 6AR

A pub near the Nag's Head junction of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, in Lower Holloway. It's very convenient for the Holloway Odeon.

As a pub run by Remarkable Restaurants, there's a good focus on food and quality ales. Decor, like their other pubs, is stripped floors and solid wooden tables and benches, though in a slightly cosier space, long and narrow. The bar stretches most of the way down the pub, but there's a small open fire at the end and some tables clustered around it, as well as booths along the front wall.

There are tables out the front in a well-kept beer garden, sheltered away from the (fairly quiet) road by a good amount of foliage.

At the bar there are four handpulls for ale, offering Fuller's London Pride and Red Fox, and Butcombe Bitter on a November 2009 visit. They also have draught taps for Erdinger, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Litovel, Honey Dew and Früli, amongst others.

The food menu is a decent length, with a good range of dishes for meat-eaters and vegetarians. Ewan tried the mushroom risotto (around £8) on his November 2009 visit, and it was fine.

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Last visited by Ewan and Pete, December 2009.
OS X co-ord: 530444 OS Y co-ord: 186192 (Latitude: 51.559536 Longitude: -0.119643)
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