The Old Dairy

1-3 Crouch Hill , London, N4 4AP

SquareMeal Review of The Old Dairy

The brick walls and steel girders of what was once the Victorian Friern Manor Dairy make a handsome frame for this large, airy pub with its agreeable nooks and crannies, Chesterfields and chandeliers. You can graze on Spanish meats and cheeses, or take a table for something more substantial. Starters are a ‘modern Euro by numbers’ selection (Parma ham and melon salad; pan-fried squid with chorizo, chickpeas and peppers), mains mean solid gastropub fare (cider-braised pork belly; sweet potato and chickpea tagine with couscous) and desserts range from fun to fancy (ice-cream sundae, pineapple carpaccio). The choice of ales is decent, and you can often find good wine among the short list of bin ends. There have been complaints that staff sometimes lack both speed and manners, but they were pleasant and professional on our visit.

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The Old Dairy Location

1-3 Crouch Hill , London N4 4AP


020 7263 3337

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Thurs -12M Fri-Sat -1am Sun -10.30pm)

The Old Dairy's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.2


Service: 5.5


Atmosphere: 6.1


Value: 5.6


Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

24 August 2011

My housemate and I are big fans of The Dairy its not the best pub in London but its one of my personal favourites in North London anyway. It get's a bit busy though and we will often go the Nobel or Stapleton for a quiet pint. The food is pretty consistent in my mind, not cheap though ! But the portions are big, the desserts could do with a bit more imagination. Good selection of beer and ales, that are pretty reasonably priced for London, if you want you cheap drinks you can always try the Weatherspoons down the road !


Food + drink: 2

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 0

10 June 2011

Being a gastro-pub I was expecting the drinks to be a little pricey, but £3.80 for a pint of Guinness is taking the proverbial. Won't be back.


Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

13 March 2011

Love it! Good food, good vibe, great service! Can't fault the Old Dairy only to say that due to the obvious popularity of the pub it has always been busy when we've visited (mr & mrs with little person) and as they're not a fast food chain there's an average wait for food. It's not our local but we're always happy to take visting family over to the OD to enjoy a very relaxed and lovely Sunday roast!

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