The Faltering Fullback - #6 pub in London

The Faltering Fullback

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Four Pubs In One


Hidden away in the back streets of Stroud Green in Finsbury Park, the ivy-covered Faltering Fullback is four pubs in one. The front bar is a welcoming if bustling horseshoe-shaped affair, well stocked with draught and bottled beers. A curious assortment of objects – guitars, scarves, aeroplanes – hangs from the ceiling. The back bar continues the theme, in a more relaxed way. You'd be forgiven for thinking the pub stopped there, but that's not the half of it. Double doors lead through into a surprise third space, where the mood is more raucous and focused around a pool table. A further set of doors leads out into London's most unusual beer garden. A bewildering series of stairs, gangways and terraces is reminiscent of the Ewok village from Return of the Jedi.

Sprawling Alternative To Local Pubs


Situated on a back street off Stroud Green Road and five minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park, the Faltering Fullback offers a sprawling, secluded alternative to the pubs within the immediate vicinity of the tube station. Almost overgrown with greenery and pot plants, the semi-detached building can be found at the intersection of Perth Road and Ennis Road, and is made up of two bars, two back rooms and an outside terrace set over two levels. The entrance leads to the main bar where you will find a fairly conventional lay-out embellished with all sorts of knick-knacks suspended from the ceiling: guitars, model aeroplanes, sporting memorabilia, trophies and even a hanging bicycle or two. Several tables and bar stools line the walls, and large latticed windows let the natural light in.

Local Crowd


The pub invariably draws a local crowd, particularly in the front and back bars, which can be generally described as sedate. Perhaps not a great place to go wild on a Saturday night, but definitely a sympathetic location in which to regroup unsteadily the next day. Seating is never a problem, the music is usually spot-on, and the staff are very friendly and prompt. Match days attract the biggest crowds, and the large back room offers a great atmosphere for rival fans, and indeed pool players. Because of the pub's layout, however, it's quite possible to enjoy a drink without the distraction of televised sports.

Thai Chef


The chef specialises in Thai food, perhaps in keeping with the exotic outdoor terrace. Food is served 6.30pm-10.30pm and a scaled-down kitchen is visible through one of the walls in the larger back room. All the mains cost £5.50 (daily specials cost more) and what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality, with small but tasty portions of noodles a specialty.

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How to get in touch

Address:

19 Perth Road, N4, London

Phone number:

+44 (0)20-7272 5834

Website:

http://www.falteringfullback.com


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