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The Salisbury looms over Green Lanes somewhat incongruously. Everywhere else you look on the street is a Turkish restaurant or business, punctuated by the occasional oat milk latte serving cafe present to cater for the area's new millennial residents. Not exactly the sort of place you'd expect to see a pub, especially not one that's such a behemoth.
The Salisbury is part of mini-chain Remarkable Pubs, and this is surely the most deserving of that remarkable moniker. Once you're done gawping at the exterior, head inside to admire the equally exquisite interior. Art nouveau motifs catch the eye, along with classical busts that sit proudly atop the bar, private booths, lofty ceilings and multiple(!) fireplaces to cosy up next to. It's no surprise that many movies — The Long Good Friday, Chaplin and more — have used the pub as a filming location.
Considering the pub is so drop-dead gorgeous it could easily just serve pints of watered down Carling and we wouldn't complain. But it doesn't slack in the drink department either. A huge blackboard alerts punters to the approximately 20 or so tipples on offer.
And if you're not feeling like a shish kebab or gozleme at one of the countless nearby Turkish eateries, then the Salisbury has plenty of pub grub to soak up your drink. It's especially good at catering for vegans — the loaded chips with vegan duck especially caught our eye.
Last updated January 2020.