Historical version 9 of Elephant Inn, N12 8NR (view current version)

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  • 11am-11pm Mon-Thu; 11am-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun

Fuller's pub in North Finchley, in the Good Beer Guide.

The inside is divided into two halves. The one on the left, entered from the front of the pub, is almost like someone's living room - in a good way; worn rugs on polished floorboards, comfortable brown leather sofas, and a spacious feel.

Kake visited on a Wednesday early evening in September 2008. Beers available were Gales Seafarers (£2.85/pint - note that despite the name this is actually a Fuller's beer), Discovery, Pride, and ESB. I sat in the left-hand side and it was quite peaceful; there were about half a dozen other people in, reading the newspaper or having quiet conversations. The other side of the pub sounded a good bit livelier. Music was playing quietly.

There's seating outside for the smokers, covered with large umbrellas.

It has a Thai restaurant upstairs; not sure if you can order food to be served in the pub part. According to the Fuller's website as of September 2008, food is served noon-10pm every day.

Accessibility: I failed to take proper notes, and have been in too many pubs since, but I'm 90% sure there's step-free access to the bar, seating area, and toilets - though I couldn't swear to it --Kake

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Last visited by Kake, 17 September 2008. Opening hours and food times taken from Fuller's website, September 2008.
OS X co-ord: 526129 OS Y co-ord: 191853 (Latitude: 51.611387 Longitude: -0.179848)
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