The Bree Louise, named after the landlord's daughter, who died just 12 weeks old, has its fans and detractors. For many, it's the pub of first choice in this area, thanks to its impressive offering of ales. 22 are advertised, many from an unusual stillage to the right of the bar. A dozen or so ciders add fruity breadth, and well-thought-of, homely food completes the picture. Indeed, the Bree was selected as North London pub of the year in 2016 by CAMRA, and not for the first time. Yet the rough-and-ready decor, fuggy atmosphere and all-expenses-spared toilets aren't for everybody.
Still, it was nominated by Londonist readers as the second best pub in Euston — behind the Euston Tap, which is more of a bar — and the place is usually rammed. It'll need this loyal following. The proposed High Speed 2 rail link to Euston is set to obliterate the Bree Louise from the map, which even its detractors would admit, would be a huge shame for a place with such character and community.
Last updated June 2017.