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This sturdy, voluminous corner pub is a former hotel, and presents all the confident swagger of a venue that's been pumping out the pints since everything was in black and white.
We can consider it in four sections. The main bar is perfectly pitched somewhere between staunchly traditional and modern-relaxed, with ubiquitous wooden panelling and a long row of bar stools. Round the back, a sizeable and smartly appointed dining area offers good old British classics with a gourmet twist. A recent revisit to try the Sunday lunch revealed one of the best beef dinners we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. If you're here before a show at the nearby Tricycle Theatre, you can claim a 10% food discount.
A function room upstairs houses Monday night quizzes. Finally, the handful of outdoor tables are well placed for people watching on the never-disappointing Kilburn High Road. The beer selection comprises three or four lesser-spotted ales, though nothing too outlandish. Ditto the wine.
It would be very easy to find a comfortable corner and spend the whole evening here. Fortunately for stop-outs, Brondesbury Overground is practically next door, while Kilburn Tube is about 2 minutes walk away.
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