The Northcote

The Northcote

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There are few better pubs for people watching than The Northcote. You can spend hours gazing out of the huge windows onto the busy crossroads of the A3 and Northcote Road.

What's inside is pretty good, too. This is a Geronimo Inn, so you can pretty much guarantee comfort, fine food and a decent drinks list. As with all the company's venues, though, this is a very polished, very middle-class affair — perfect if you like that sort of thing, but not everyone's cup of tea. We counted three buggies and two well groomed dogs among the clientele on our most recent (Tuesday evening) visit.

A visit from a quieter time.

There ale choice is pretty disappointing, to be honest. Just four familiar draught ales, three of which were off on our visit, although there's a bit of craft action on the keg taps. The wine list goes the extra mile to compensate.

Image via The Northcote.

No grumbles about the food. We tucked into a squid and chorizo salad, with slices of cephalopod so large they'd have given Captain Nemo the willies. The smart upstairs 'Common Room' bar is available for hire, or makes a handy spillover space when the main bar is full (often). A good all-rounder without any particular stand-out feature.

The upstairs Common Room. Image via The Northcote.

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Last updated December 2018.

Address: 2 Northcote Road London SW11 1NT

Phone: 020 7223 5378

[email protected]


Monday: 10am-11pm

Tuesday: 10am-11pm

Wednesday: 10am-midnight

Thursday: 10am-midnight

Friday: 10am-1am

Saturday: 10am-1am

Sunday: 10am-11pm

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