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The Auld Triangle, St Thomas’s Road, Finsbury Park, N4

Jack Cutforth

Visited: Tuesday 8 March by JC

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I was sitting in this pub drinking a pint of Guinness that I’d bought for an amazing £3.10 when the power went out entirely. This was met with an enthusiastic ‘WHEY’ from the pub’s regulars, a lot of whom were Irish and who were all totally unwilling to let a little thing like a total lack of electricity get in their way of a good time.

The woman behind the bar immediately sprang into action, by making an industrial quantity of sandwiches for the customers, because why not? At least she did something: my usual reaction to a power cut is to go immediately to the pub, so experiencing a power cut in a pub left me reeling and not knowing what to do.  

We really can’t fault the friendly service, or the atmosphere, and especially not the price. It was busy on a wet Tuesday night, with plenty of Irish regulars, and most of the others probably live in the same postcode, but there were a few people who seemed to be from further afield, no doubt tempted by the aforementioned service and value.

Firmly in the category of great place to watch sport, or for a cheap and friendly pint. If you’re looking for somewhere to try some new craft beers, or you’re trying to impress someone on a first date, this might not be the place for you. Unless they like cheap Guinness.

Beer: 1
Price: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4

Do they do food? If you tamper with the fusebox so the power goes out you might get some free sandwiches.
Are they in the 21st Century? Minimum spend of a tenner on card.
Are there dogs? There was a big Old English Sheepdog roaming around.
I want to smoke: On the street outside.
TVs? Big screens everywhere, showing all of the sports.