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As you walk in to The Woodman, you will notice two things: first, a gentle hubbub of conversation, counterpointed by relaxed background music which contributes to a warm and genial ambiance; secondly, a welcome greeting from our staff. With eye contact, a smile and a quick, "Please take a seat and we will bring the drinks to your table," you will feel immediately at ease and, once you have experienced our snappy service, it is unlikely that you will feel the need to go to the bar again as we aim to cater for your every need.

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414 Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5UA

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The Woodman

414 Archway Road
N6 5UA
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Highgate, Underground


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3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Woodman

2.0 out of 5 9 March 2014
by Billy Q.

The Woodman is an odd pub. It is an old traditional building with a massive modern smokers area out the back. Inside has sofas by open fire, rest of the pub not cosy. Casual, but friendly bar staff, some of who speak English.

Ales: Below par for the price. Not a great selection, too chilled. NOT a real ale pub.

They do put the football on, but the best screens are out the back with the...more

3.0 out of 5 4 November 2013
by Kristen C.

Local North London homey pub right next to the tube station. Has a nice drawing room feel to it, with a bit of eclectic sculpture about, and tries to appeal to everyone from families to groups watching the football match as it has a side room with TV for sporting events. Outdoor seating is also a big plus and there is even table service. Food was not quite Gastropub but not bad. The snack...more

2.0 out of 5 14 December 2011
by Melizza R.

Go for the beer and you'll be okay. The food, well, I've had way better. My husband and I both ordered medium burgers, which came with chips. The burger was well done, a bit too much so. And the chips? Well We each got 12. Yes. I counted. I was a bit surprised that we hadn't gotten a bit more. Just going by my previous pub experience this place is shy on the fries.

But there is one bonus....more

4.0 out of 5 22 October 2009
by Chris F.

The beer garden for this pub on the Archway Road is massivereally huge. The inside is smaller, but pretty nice too.

On my visit there were 3 real ales on pump, plus a guest (which was very nice, wish I could remember the name!) all served by someone who looked like one of the Weasley twins.

There was some music on but I personally found it a bit too loud so escaped into the garden.more

1.0 out of 5 25 December 2008
by Jill A.

Not much about the Woodman except the food here is pretty good. My sister went had the Sunday Lunch and said it was well worth taking the trip. They offer table service here which is quite unusual for a traditional type pub like this.

I personally found that although they had four or five ales on tap, three of them were the same - Greene King (boring)!

Decor wise it is a bit dark and dingy...more