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About The Clissold Arms


The Clissold Arms pub in East Finchley initially gained repute for being the first place to host a gig by famous rock band The Kinks, but is now better known for its ‘Food First’ philosophy which has earned the local its gastropub title. The venue boasts a number of private dining spaces ranging from the wacky ‘Kinks Room’ adorned with memorabilia, to ‘The Shed’ - a cosy and intimate room situated in the large patio garden. The family-run pub welcomes festive celebrations and their highly-skilled and friendly events team will ensure that whether it’s a low-key family lunch, smart corporate dinner or wild Christmas party, all your needs will be taken care of.

The in-house caterers have drawn up a selection of Christmas menus of modern British cuisine that celebrate seasonal ingredients. The Sharing Boards are a fantastic option for larger standing parties with two choices of buffets comprising an array of finger food classics; pigs in blankets, tempura prawns, vegetable spring rolls and mini fishcakes to name just a few.

The Christmas set menu is more suited to seated events which can be held in all of the private dining spaces with seated capacity for up to 40 people inside (split across multiple tables). Guests can choose three courses from the menu that includes a traditional Christmas dinner as well as other wintery classics such as confit duck leg with mustard mash potato, braised red cabbage and gravy. The pub’s relaxed vibe makes it a great place to take kids too, and the venue offers a special Chritsmas kids menu for littles ones under the age of 12. If they’re not keen on turkey with all the trimmings then the breaded fish goujons or tomato penne pasta might be more appealing options.

On Christmas Day itself, the pub welcomes guests to make full use of their private dining rooms –however it’s worth noting that the day will be split into three separate 3.5 hour sittings.

Venue Facilities
Children Welcome
Dogs Accommodated
Screening room
Shared Parties

The Clissold Arms details

Venue Type
Bar or Pub
Venue Atmosphere
Cool, Corporate, Creative, Exclusive, Formal, Fun, Intimate, Lively, Relaxed
Venue Extras
Dance Floor, Live music or DJ included

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The Clissold Arms Rooms

The Kinks Room

Dining capacity: 40
Standing capacity: 60

This room has a famous history, being the place where The Kinks held their first ever public performance. The walls are covered in Kinks memorabilia which makes it a warm, inviting and exciting space to hold an event. It is a perfect room for a party.


It has a seated capacity of 40 people and a capacity of 65 people standing. It is licensed for music, be that a DJ, band or a playlist of your own making plugged into our PA system. It has no direct access to our Patio Garden but does have its own outside area that guests can use. There is also a TV in the room which you can play a slideshow of photographs on through a USB stick should you wish to.

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The Terrace

Dining capacity: 40
Standing capacity: 65

This room is an elegant space decorated in neutral tones and has a seated capacity of 40 people and a capacity of 65 people standing. It is not licensed for loud music but you can play background or atmospheric music through the PA system in there if you wish.


It has direct access to our beautiful Patio Garden, where we can also reserve you an area so that your guests can enjoy both an indoor and outdoor space during your event. There is a TV in the room which you can play a slideshow of photographs on through a USB stick as well.


This room is also connected to another private room, The Shed, and both can be hired together should your numbers require more space.

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The Shed

Dining capacity: 18
Standing capacity: 30

he Shed is our private dining room. It is a lovely, intimate space with a seated capacity of 18 people or a capacity of 30 people standing. It also has direct access onto our Patio Garden, where we can reserve you an area so that your guests can move between both indoor and outdoor spaces throughout your event.


This room is connected to The Terrace and can be hired together with that room should your numbers require the extra space.


All our rooms have their own private entrances.

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Location for The Clissold Arms

105 Fortis Green, London, London, N2 9HR

0208 444 2442


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