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Maynard Arms Pub Crouch End
The AP's and I decided to try out the recently redecorated (in dark black and grey) Maynard Arms pub, in Crouch End for lunch. Relaunched in their own words as a Gastropub, probably a word soon to be retired, and not for the better IMO
Part of Realpubs one cannot really agree with their statement.

Changes to the Menu, in a word, cheffy, gone is the regular burger and chips choices or fish and chips. Much more goats cheese, pricy fish. Perhaps they've given up hope, with weatherspoons at the other end of the road and a plethora of competition nearby, so decide to stick to a pretentiously classier menu.

The table we sat at was sticky, and even the wood block platter, my ciabatta was served on still had signs of a previous meal, thankfully on the side.

Add a cheeky un annouced 12.5 percent service charge and it would be easy to run up a LARGE bill. Puddings for instance are around 5 quid a go.

Finally, there's no sign of disabled access (unless they have a folding ramp) best to ask first. High ceilings also make it hard to talk, esp with a large party in, and service seemed to latch, a little. Heaven help those with hearing aids! The disabled loo however does seem to be there.

Prob good for a pint and a packet of crisps or a once in a while special outing, otherwise, better places to eat drink and be merry:) Or if your a lottery winner:)