I love walking into the saloon here. There is a aura of pastimes' grandeur captivated in this magnificently restored turn of the (previous) century pub.
Some great live music and dj sets grace the back room regularly. Fantastic selection of beer and ale at the bar.
This reputable North London pub really should attract those all across the capital to the middle of Green Lanes. Superb.
While living in North London (long time ago) the Salisbury was one of these pubs that were always good for a relaxed meet up. I recently went again as I was in the area. We had a some of the Sunday roast while having a good catch up. They only start serving at 1pm,but ... ohh ... it was great. We both had the vegetarian option which came with nicely roasted veg, gravy, Yorkshire pudding and the veggie roast was a nice mushroom/nuts/cauliflower mixture in a fluffy pastry.
After that we moved away from the table to a super confi sofa near a real fireplace. The place was busy with loads of young families and their friends. Very relaxing, but still busy atmosphere.
How has noone written a review of this fantastic local yet?
A huge sprawling pub with a central bar, fireplaces, booths, cosy chairs, battered sofas, mismatched furniture, and a huge selection of random drinks. They even sell my beloved Fruli (strawberry split in beer form).
It is incredibly popular - and hence, slightly over-priced in my eyes (my roast was sub-par for £11, and we are in N4) - but really, it's just a lovely place to while away an evening or even a full afternoon. Bring a board game, nab a seat by the fire, start a tab and say goodbye to your Sunday.
After a particularly heavy day which saw me leaving the office at 9pm, a stiff drink and something comforting to eat were most definitely in order. A trip to the Salisbury on Green Lanes sorted me out a treat.
First things first: a glass of the delicious house red to perk me up while I waited for a soup of the day with pide (Turkish bread) and humous on the side. My carrot and thyme soup arrived in a timely manner - not so quickly that it felt that it was microwaved upon order, not so slowly that I was desperately eyeing up the beer mats wondering if they held some sort of nutritional value. The soup was lovely. Thick but not gloupy and enough to fill you up while still being suitable as a starter if you had a bigger appetite. The bread was warm and tasted freshly made and the humous was a delightful accompaniment. All this for a very reasonable £3.50 and a smile with the service.
In addition, the pub itself is very nicely done out. There is plenty of space in the converted hotel, which I am led to believe was on the dubious side of things before it was bought and restored in 2003. It is now interestingly done out in Victorian décor (complete with stuffed birds of prey), with a huge central island of a bar.
I've always known this pub to be rough and tumble, full of whinos and troublemakers. It seems it has been cleaned up and is in fact my new favourite pub in London. Built in 1899 it is a Grade II listed building and has been part of Harringay's subculture for as long as I can remember. I thought I'd check it out during the World Cup and I have been impressed with the beers and the atmosphere.
My fav brew here is Palm which carries a special promo - buy 4 beers you get 1 free. That's the fastest way to my heart - free beer and belgium beer to boot :D
Small selection of Belgian and German beers plus some Czech lagers on tap. Overall very surprised by the quality of beer. Theres also Guiness and some ciders.
Food looks good but does seem overpriced though
Seems to be a local crowd though how local they really are I couldn't say. Its a nice mix of cultures like Surrey, Sussex, and Herts lol!!! I have seen some Dutch, Germans, Spanish and a few Yanks here during the football. All this and only a 5 min walk home, sweet!
This pub, in fact, any enterprise which based itself here would be pretty superlative, the pub is stunning. It's in the most gorgeous and pristinely presented Victorian interior, I think I've come across. (stuffed Osprey behind the bar anyone?) A voluptuous building, which the pub as the central square and each space neatly divided off so it doesn't feel too cavernous, it's just exquisite.
And architecture aside, the pub is actually really good as well. A fine selection of ales, thus, cheap. And a really nice, down to earth, alternative crowd being friendly and pleasant. And they have a venue out the back, which again, just blew me away. It's not so much a venue as a beautiful room, amazing stained glass ceiling and stunning decoration all round. I was there to watch a folk band, and even though there weren't quite enough chairs for everyone, some people sat on the floor which made it feel more folky and intimate.
I had such a nice time here, I could recommed it to anyone, even just to wander round, looking at the building.
Not actually a Fullers pub, although you could be fooled into thinking it was one by the beer range, 4 Fullers beers and a guest. Even the lagers are vaguely interesting with a couple of offerings from Litovel. The beer was good and the staff were exceptionally friendly (they gave new drinks to a couple who had left their drinks unattended and had had them cleared up. I also was amused to hear them fielding an enquiry as to whether a shot of vodka in a pint of Discovery would be 'noticeable').
This is a very grand pub with a few different rooms, so not the best choice if you are looking for cosy. There seemed to some kind of ballroom dancing going on in one of the rooms. They serve food here too.
The only real drawback here is the price, with beer prices pushing the 3 and a half pound mark.
The Salisbusy Hotel is a gorgeous renovated Victorian pub, with original features that hold their charm. It sits on a corner of Green Lanes, halfway between Manor House and Turnpike Lane. It has a wide selection of real ales and lagers on tap such as the much sought after Staropramen, and my favorite, the blond Leffe.
They also serve food from the bar with a modern menu, fairly priced and with large servings. This is a place where you can happily wile away a few hours of the night or day in deep armchairs, and then return to the fray refreshed and revived. You might say the Salisbury is more time machine than pub, it has awards on show celebrating its level preservation and an array of stuffed animals which were most likely bagged in 1908. Meet your Dad there for Sunday lunch, its a rare find you won't forget.
Beautiful place with a few decent beers and a lovely atmosphere only slightly tarnished by a couple of unscrupulous fellows here and there.
But it's friendly by and large, and yes, it is large indeed. There's a little bit of a mismatch here for me though - as if the place is having an identity crisis. Am I an old man pub? Do I try to exist in my same glories as I once did, or does my jukebox make me the new preserve of the norf London rockers? Am I British or European? Is that a 'disco' in my back room? Is that a sunday roast I smell? Despite this, all the elements do add up to making a rather super pub - loads of space, beautiful original features, fires in winter and a decent quiz on a Monday.
Terrible service, good beer, beautiful building, lovely interior.
Three out of four, could someone fix the broken bit?
The Salisbury Hotel is a truly beautiful public house; standing out as somewhat of an oasis in the middle of a bustling Turk-centric Green Lanes.
The interior of the building harks back to a bygone age, and one half expects to see Victorian gentlemen propping up the bar. Jesus & Mary Chain coming through the eclectic jukebox brings you back.
A age old pub with a wide selection of Czech lagers and Fullers ales, the added bonus of Jonathan Crisp, erm, crisps. This establishment has an interior to match any in London. Availability of food can be a little unreliable so don't bank on there being any. Instead sit back enjoy a a good drink in perfect drinkers den.
There is a friendly atmosphere if occasionally slow service, as a weekday retreat or sunday lunch it sits perfectly. Late night on the weekend can be a little busy and service does suffer. However the prices are fair and the ale is kept very well, there's room to breathe and I've never seen a hint of trouble. The Salisbury is a delightful local that suffers only from being occasionally chilly. A small sacrifice in such a beautiful setting; a King among pubs.
I don't just love this place because there really isn't anywhere else to go in this area......It has a fantastic interior and has huge portion burgers & chips, but I prefer the Fish & Chips. I love the old leather seats in there - especially the table next to the fireplace is a great spot to play a game of Scrabble. I believe they have Salsa lessons in the back room. Plus a quiz night and comedy night.
This place was a hotel at one point, and they've definitely preserved the sweeping hotel bar/lobby feel to the place; lots of tiles, wood, high ceilings and booths which gives it a cool atmosphere. I used to come here when I was feeling rich, as a student living on the Harringay ladder, and mix is probably about 50/50 students to locals. The Monday night quiz was always a bit of a laugh, and there's some cool numbers on the jukebox. There's a back room for food and a comedy night (can't comment about either). I have never been able to survive more than four pints of the 'premium' lager here (Zubr) I swear there's something in it.
Really fantastic old pub with huge amounts of atmosphere, great beer and space! The first time I popped in here for a beer I must have spent a good 10 minutes just exploring its cavernous interior! Some gorgeous old features here, and a really friendly atmosphere. Good selection of drinks too, and the jukebox belts out hit after hit. I will be back :)
Have to say if you enjoy live bands then this place is for you on the weekend, ive ended up here a few times and not been disappointed, the open pleace where they cook food make a lovely smell around the pub, great atmosphere and loads of historical pictures giving you history about the pub and surrounding areas. Well worth a visit.
Great old decadent pub in the heart of green lanes. Beautiful decor and great selection of beers. You can also book the lounge room for parties which has it's own stain glass dome.
I played a gig here sometime last year and have to say it wasn't the best of places to play, to put it politely. Its a big place, an old hotel, with a nice interior. There are two sections to the pub, one side which is very busy, and the other, unfortunutely where I sang, not so busy. It's not a particularly music friendly place, the people aren't really interested, but besides from this, the food was lovely, traditional pub dinners, chunky chips and all. It's a fine place to go if you want to go hang out and have a pint, but I wouldn't recommend anyone playing here, or going for the live acoustic acts they sometimes have on.
My local, for good reason too. The combination of relaxed atmosphere, interesting decor and quality food make this an irresistable draw on Green Lanes. Rumour has it Charlie Chaplin once filmed here, and with the pub's history and style it may well be true! They serve a good range of brews and the food is far above your average pub-fare. Furniture is a little uncomfortable (generally wooden pews or chairs) but this is a small gripe. Check it out!
This pub is a classic, it has retained all of it's original victorian features frequented by an interesting unique crowd. The prices are a little expensive but it is still worth spending an evening here for the atmoshere and the small litlle leather booths which you and your friends can snuggle into and catch up!
Once a hotel, this place makes up in ambiance and decor for any other faults it may have. On weekends the bar is buzzing with young well-heeled professionals who have made The Salisbury their pub of choice in North London. The food is excellent and while expensive the portions are large. The quizzes are fun and challenging, without annoying the less enthusiastic. The black and white tiled attractive back room can be rented out for gigs or private events.
A great local with a superb Victorian interior and exterior. Good atmosphere, music and other events often going on in the back room.
A former gin palace in the heart of Harringay, The Salisbury still echoes the decadent debauchery of it's former years. Within it's white and black tiled floors and wooden interior, lies a lively enclave of music, drink and gluttony. There seems to always be something going on, whether it's the lounge Jazz sessions on a Sunday, DJ's playing eclectic mixes on Friday and Saturday, or just the regular Monday pub quiz (£150 jackpot prizes regularly take place, but always seem to lie just beyond my reach). The atmosphere is always welcoming, whether it's for that quiet pint while you read the Sunday papers, or when you're having it large with a group of mates. What's more, the food, whilst a tad pricey considering the surrounding area, is delicious and generous in portion size. The temptation, however, is always to drink your fill and move on to the many, many, good kebab shops on Green Lanes and spill spice soaked salad to your heart's content.
Drink-wise, the Salisbury normally offers three real ales (usually ESB, London Pride and a more seasonal ale), sometimes a cider and a selection of premium eastern european lagers (Lech, Litovel) and beers (Leffe, Hoegarden). They also stock some great bottled beers from Belgium and Germany, and their wine list is short but sweet, with a good range of styles for most budgets.
After living in London for about 6 years now, I can still say that the Salisbury ranks as one of my favourite pubs. I chose to spend the last 3 New Year's there, simply because of the friendliness of the staff and clientelle. It's a fantastic place and hopefully will be my local for years to come
Wow, impressive. New chef, new menu perhaps since I was in here last. I've just finished what is possibly the best plate of fish and chips I've ever eaten in London. Beautifully crispy hand cut potato chips, lovely fresh fish with a perfectly crispy batter and a nice fresh salad dressed to perfection. What more can you ask for. Rest of the menu looks pretty good too. Looks like I'll be spending more time at the local.
nice pub but you will need to remortgage your house to get a drink in there the privce has gone up another 15p a pint so thas about 25p rise in three months food is great service can be slow f.
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