The Southampton Arms


A proper London hidden gem, The Southhampton Arms is the only pub in London devoted entirely to independent ales and ciders. This much-loved pub is cash only and the selection of ales changes regularly.

Venue Details & Map

The Southampton Arms

139 Highgate Road
Kentish Town
+44 (0)795 878 0073
Public transport:
Gospel Oak, National Railway

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Southampton Arms

4.0 out of 5 19 October 2015
by Aaron D.

Good pub. It does get a little rammo in the evenings and space a premium on Friday and Saturday nights.

There are a few places in the area if you know where to look that rival or better this pub. Although there is something quite magical and Dickensian about this pub on a cold winters night.

Defiantly worth checking out if in the NW5 area but wouldn't travel out of my way to visit if not.more

5.0 out of 5 7 August 2015
by Shaun D.

Such an amazing pub. Arrived and pulled up a stall at the bar. So many independent ales to chose from, you won't find anything mainstream here. Staff are extremely friendly and had a great knowledge on what's behind the bar. They don't have a food menu but just a board on the wall with bar snacks. To be fair the snacks are decent enough to keep you going, amazing pork bun and even better pork...more

5.0 out of 5 27 January 2014
by Uli B.

What a great pub! I love the atmosphere here: down-to-earth, local, and friendly.

They have a great selection of independent beers on tab, which I always find a sign of a well-taken care pub. I don't know what much else to say, but that I felt absolutely in tune with this place. "Bless" the people who keep a place like this going and not trying to make it evolve with the times. It's perfect...more

5.0 out of 5 8 May 2013
by Carrie B.

You guys, I just really love this place. I've noticed that every time someone comes to my neighborhood and wants to go for a pint, my first instinct is to take them here to show off my local gem.

As I said before, the staff is incredibly helpful. I walked in there the first few times knowing nothing about beer or cider, but now can at least explain what it is I like to the bartenders. And...more

4.0 out of 5 26 April 2012
by Josy A.

Cider and a friendly 'wiggling' barmaid - awesome!!

This pub is welcoming and charming with seriously sweet staff, and lovely chatty punters. I was a little bewildered by the great choice of cider, so I asked the barmaid to recommend one. She gave me some advice, and let me dry three different types before I decided to go with the amazing (but strong) cider that is brewed in rum barrels. As...more

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