The Old Dairy is literally just that. Built in 1890 it was originally the site of a dairy and certain features within this huge pub such as the exposed brick walls, the steel girders and the magnificent etchings on the Crouch Hill side are evidence of its previous life. It has been restored into a quite magnificent pub with a new room to discover at every turn.
£25 and under
The Old Dairy is a well known pub in the "north of Finsbury Park"/"south of Crouch End area", and a favourite of many locals. Situated in an expansive area, the establishment hosts not just a large bar with tables, chairs and many comfortable chairs to lose oneself in for an afternoon, but also a reputed restaurant, serving mouthwateringly good food, for a slightly above average price, and...more
There is only one word to describe the Old Dairy: Shambles...
This is a perfect example of a pub being great when a quarter full but even the slightest hint of being busy sees the place descend into a cataclysmic farce of a boozer. Its got great ales and a range of lagers, good wines and the food is very good...all very typical London not-trying-too-hard-to-be-cool boozer. All the sort of...more
This place gets kudos for atmosphere, it's expansive and an ideal place for a gathering, it loses points for the very unsympathetic renovation of the building and also for listing a large number of very palatable ales on a chalk board without actually selling many if any of them. Apparently, they are the beers of which they may sell one or two at any time. When I went it was a trifle busy...more
Yup...definitely worth returning to!
I came here last night as I was "home alone", yet I somehow wanted to be among other people. So I hopped on the #210, which departs right in front of my house and drops me off right in front of this lovely local pub! And when I walked in, I immediately felt completely at ease and welcome.
The very generous space offers a variety of seating opportunities:...more