Historical version 13 of Oakdale Arms, N4 1NP
- 020 8800 2013
- 283 Hermitage Road, N4 1NP
- noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Pub in Harringay. Was in the 2007 Good Beer Guide, but not the 2008 edition.
Very much into their real ale, and their single malts; also, the website states that "For real cider lovers we usually have Cassels of Great Shelford on tap, and feature other real ciders occasionally". On a March 2008 visit, there were four Milton brews and one guest beer on tap; when the guest beer ran out it was replaced with another as soon as the line was cleaned.
Whilst the quality of the beer is as good as its sister pub, the Pembury Tavern, the atmosphere is quite different, being far more of a locals' pub, laid out with seats and standing areas for drinking, rather than tables for eating at. Unlike the Pembury Tavern, the Oakdale Arms has a licence for music, so has a jukebox and a video projector, which on the visit was showing ITV1 (with sound). I'm told that a Wii is often also plugged into this, but have not seen it first hand.
A staff member has commented in the BITE comments linked below to point out that (as of July 2007) they're not able to serve food at the moment but they do let you bring in takeaways and they do have bar snacks.
They have set up a sheltered area in the beer garden for smokers, following the ban. Free wireless.