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The Pineapple (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldExceptional1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleExcellent1
New River - Blind PoetExcellent1
3 Brewers of St. Albans - Golden Engish AleExcellent1
Otley - O2 CroesoExcellent1
Park - Killcat PaleExcellent1
Portobello - Hedgerow Pale AleGood1
Dorking - Pilcrow PaleGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - VPAGood1
Oakham - AsylumGood1
Great Orme - Ynys MonGood1
Milestone - American Pale AleGood1
Stod Fold - Uncle SamGood1
Arkell's - Queen's TippleAcceptable1
Quantock - White HindAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Spire AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Milestone - Lion's PrideNot Tried0
Portobello - Squidge StoutNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Adnams - Sea FogNot Tried0
Cottage - TornadoNot Tried0
Rudgate - Nordic StormNot Tried0
Marston's - Pineapple Amber Ale (house ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum PuddingNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Mistletoe & SwineNot Tried0
Marston's - Amber AleNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Yule FuelNot Tried0
Purity - Saddle BlackNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
3 Brewers of St. Albans - MildNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London
Picture 2. The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London
Picture 3. The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London

Visits Details

30 Aug 2022 (Jack William)
On my way to Craven Cottage - took a diversion here to tick one off my wish list. Very impressed - fascinating interior and a friendly welcome.
New River - Blind Poet4.50ExcellentDelicious, well kept Porter.
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - VPA3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Sea Fog4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Pineapple Amber Ale (house ale)4.50Not Tried
26 May 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Three of us in for a good value Thai lunch and a couple of pints to wash it down. A few other groups in too with the same idea. Main bar area didn't seem to be in use rather the conservatory instead.
Portobello - Hedgerow Pale Ale4.50GoodDry fruity with hints of kumquat
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not TriedBadged as Pineapple Amber Ale
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Squidge Stout4.50Not Tried
29 Mar 2018 (Archie14)
Stunning back street local. Nice friendly local characters at the bar, reminded me of the BBC comedy Early Doors! I have not listed all the beers.
Park - Killcat Pale3.70ExcellentHazy, possibly unfined? But an excellent pint full of wonderful citrus and a hint of elderflower!
23 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and busy with as many customers leaving as arriving, we found a table by the entrance and enjoyed the atmosphere.
3 Brewers of St. Albans - Golden Engish Ale3.80ExcellentHoppy refreshing and zesty, my kinda beer.
Oakham - Asylum4.50GoodNot as exciting as I was expecting for an Oakham ale.
Purity - Saddle Black5.10Not Tried
Marston's - Amber Ale4.50Not TriedBadged as Pineapple Amber Ale
3 Brewers of St. Albans - Mild3.60Not Tried
29 Dec 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and heaving, I managed to find a seat at the bar with customers bustling about me. Despite this a superb friendly atmosphere as always here.
Dorking - Pilcrow Pale4.00GoodDescribed as a pale ale this was dark but light refreshing and zesty.
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum Pudding4.80Not Tried
Hogs Back - Mistletoe & Swine5.20Not Tried
Marston's - Amber Ale4.50Not TriedBadged as Pineapple
West Berkshire - Yule Fuel5.00Not Tried
29 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Soon after 12:00 and plenty of room to sit down. Jason will be pleased to know that the Thai lunches are still priced at £5.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
08 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Almost uncomfortably busy early on a Tuesday evening, the two staff members a little over-stretched at the bar. Did not really allow for appreciation of what a fine old pub this is. A beer called ‘Dogfight’ was also on sale but had no indication of brewery name on the clip. By chance I discovered that a CAMRA discount is available here.
Stod Fold - Uncle Sam5.20GoodPale gold in colour. Masses of US hops in this, but not quite hitting the right balance in my opinion.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Oct 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Late lunchtime visit not too late to enjoy their bargain fiver Thai lunch menu
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00ExceptionalDeliciously smooth and creamy
Great Orme - Ynys Mon4.60GoodStrong toffee hit which dissipates fast
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedRare beer in a London pub alas didn't try
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
02 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I moved on from the Junction Tavern when it became too crowded. Five minutes later I was in here, where to my surprise another beer festival was in full swing with casks on a stillage in the back yard. Cruise Ship Tony was in and we talked world travel whilst he ran through his photos from his recent trip to North Korea. A few other beers were available in addition to those listed.
Milestone - American Pale Ale4.60GoodBitter malt taste, with US hops less prominent than expected.
Arkell's - Queen's Tipple4.50AcceptableAlmost orange in colour, sweet, syrupy and a bit flat from the stillage.
Quantock - White Hind4.60AcceptableChestnut coloured, malty and oily. Dry finish.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven Ale3.80Not Tried
Stonehenge - Spire Ale3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Lion's Pride3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Tornado4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Nordic Storm5.00Not Tried
27 May 2011 (Magnus Greel)
3 of us came here to enjoy a great value Thai £5 lunch menu
Otley - O2 Croeso4.20ExcellentElderflower and berries
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About The Pineapple

The pub sign. The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Kentish Town, Greater London, NW5 2NX.

In Leverton Street, probably the most unspoilt pub in the area. It is Grade II listed and on CAMRA's London Regional Inventory of unspoilt pub interiors. It is a short walk from Kentish Town railway station. Saved from being lost as a pub by concerted customer action.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW5 2NX