Let the Old Red Lion roar: Pub Crawl in Barnet
Feature by exiledessexboy
Updated Sunday, 23rd October 2011
There's certainly been better crawls done on this site, certainly better pubs, but as the stadium is so close to the stations, we wouldn't want you to walk too far, because we care.
To be honest, I haven't worked too hard on this.
Yes, there's probably the odd CAMRA establishment in Barnet but there's going to be a large travelling support for this one, so these guys will allow you to the odd pint or two, and a large house double on the side!
There is a club bar at Barnet but last season it only served home fans.
The Old Red Lion; Underhill, EN5 2BB.
The address is a clue that's it's the nearest pub to the ground and the away end!
Had some decent ales on tap the last time I was there, served in plastic glasses on match day, the trouble is the length of time you have to wait before you get served, get a big round in!
And be warned if you're travelling without a ticket, the queue to get in gets very long, so don't leave the pub too late.
If you have a ticket, enjoy your drink, but it was closed after the game last time around.
It's that close!
To give you some choice
Queen's Arms; Great North Road, EN5 1AB.
Had a makeover since our last visit, a big improvement we're told. Good food and more importantly, a decent pint of ale.
if you wish to try all three, make this the second, or the first if you refuse to go in to a Weatherspoon's.
Misty Moon; 148 High Street, EN5 5XP.
Yes, it is a Weatherspoon's, but the beer's so cheap in these tough days, and to be fair usually pretty good.
More of a walk from the stadium than the other choices, it's north of the tube station, well it is meant to be a crawl for gawd's sake, but please do this one first before the others!
And they have changed the name from the previous given above, we just haven't taken a new photo yet, but don't expect an apology.
High Barnet Tube: Top right; New Barnet Station: Off the map, to the right of the ground, coming in off Station Road; Underhill Stadium: Bottom right.
The Old Red Lion: Bottom right, Underhill, very close to the stadium!; Queen's Arms: Bottom right, underneath the Great, as in Great North Road; Misty Moon: Not on map, but top left above Bull Theatre, north on High Street, (turn right on the split).
Enjoy the evening!
(Thanks to www.beerintheevening.com for the photos, except the top one, which we found on a facebook site!)