Press Release: The Charlotte Despard "Winners of the North London Pub of The Season Award
Archway Local Ale Champion wins Pub of the Season : The Charlotte Despard, in Archway Rd., N19 has been awarded CAMRA North London's Winter Pub of the Season, beating off hundreds of other pubs in the area.

John Cryne, CAMRA's North London Branch Chairman said "The pub is a member of CAMRA's LocAle scheme, which means it stocks at least one London beer, in this case Sambrook's from South London. Currently it sells 3 other real ales on Rotation from Sambrooks, Redemption, London Fields and East London Brewery. It's a great example of a London pub reinventing itself to cater for its local customers. As well as being an attraction for cask beer lovers, it combines snacks, a range of unusual/craft bottled beers, music, free papers, weekly quiz night, sports on the TV and board games reflecting a wish to satisfy everyone, whatever their background and likes".


The pub was refurbished not long ago and features a mix of seating and styles to suit all types. Named after Charlotte Despard (born Charlotte French) - 1844 to 1939 - a British born, later Irish based, suffragist, novelist and Sinn Féin activist. Having started off as writer of ten novels she was later imprisoned for her political beliefs.

CAMRA's LocAle scheme is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally produced real ales. Local for this purpose is defined as being within 30 miles of the pub. Greater London now has a number of breweries many of which have been encouraged in their development by the scheme, such as Redemption in Tottenham, Brodie's in Walthamstow and Battersea's Sambrook's.

For further details contact: John Cryne on 07802 174861 or Amber at the Charlotte Despard on 0207 272 7872