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The Snooty Fox (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elland - Top of the HopsExcellent1
Leeds - New MoonExcellent1
Tigertops - ResolutionExcellent1
Kent - ZingiberExcellent1
AllGates - Hic Bibi (was called Citra Single Hop)Excellent1
Pig & Porter - Strangely BrownExcellent1
Magic Rock - Punch Line: Chocolate & Chipotle Porter Excellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Crouch Vale - BoadiceaExcellent1
Treboom - Yorkshire SparkleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Purest GreenExcellent1
Raw / Steel City Collaboration - Unholy TrinityExcellent1
Otter - AleExcellent2
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Cluster BombExcellent1
Time and Tide - Green Hop PaleExcellent1
Marble - Hoppy New BeerExcellent1
Truman's - Bethnal Green HopExcellent1
Wantsum - Green Hop Bramling CrossExcellent1
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - All Hallows EveExcellent1
Nene Valley - Manhattan ProjectExcellent1
Offbeat - Project Venus - Venus EllaGood1
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow BeerGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Auburn GreenGood1
Old Dairy - Fresh HopGood1
Brightside - Manchester SkylineGood1
Robinsons - Green Bullet Pale AleGood1
Harthill Village - Hart StopperGood1
Windsor & Eton - MaracanãGood1
Marble - MagicGood1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Hunter GathererGood1
Cronx - StandardGood1
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Phantom of the HoperaGood1
New River - Five-Inch DropGood1
Wentworth - Oatmeal StoutGood1
Wold Top - Big Sky BitterAcceptable1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - WishboneAcceptable1
Ascot - N5 SurpriseAcceptable1
Binghams - Rattlesnake Rye Pale AleAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest AleNot Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Whitstable - Grafty Green HopNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2014)Not Tried0
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleNot Tried0
Hackney - Golden AleNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Silver DollarNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Geeves - Coco CanalNot Tried0
RedWillow - SleeplessNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High Wire NZNot Tried0
White Shield - Worthington's White ShieldNot Tried0
Saltaire - New World RedNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Wantsum - Green Hop FugglesNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Snooty Fox, Canonbury, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, very good and friendly service from a knowledgeable lady behind the bar. Camra discount given and a pint absolutely full to the brim. We stayed longer than planned as the heavens opened up and then we found out that there were trespassers somewhere on the North London Line so we drank beer until the trains started running again.
Otter - Ale4.50Excellent
Nene Valley - Manhattan Project4.00Excellent
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
19 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening after to work to meet my mate Dave R. We talk of country walks and nature reserves.
Otter - Ale4.50GoodExactly what you’d expect from a Best Bitter.
New River - Five-Inch Drop4.60GoodAmber-coloured, with a good balance of both malt and hop flavours.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not TriedNot often that I ignore the Big Chief when present.
28 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I really like this pub, and it is good to be here on a non-festival day when it is not crowded. I like the background music (Cream, the Animals), I like the black and white photos of musicians and film stars (Debbie Harry, Janis Joplin) and I like the beer.
Kent - Zingiber4.10ExcellentSuperior ginger beer.
Crouch Vale - Boadicea4.10ExcellentBest pint of the evening. Light, hoppy and refreshing.
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried
09 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
My chance at last to catch up with some of this year’s Kent Green Hop beers (and a couple of London ones too) at this busy little beer festival. I list all the Green Hop beers that were on – there were some other real ales available too.
Wantsum - Green Hop Bramling Cross4.50ExcellentLovely, floral, fruity, Pale Ale.
Pig & Porter - Strangely Brown4.40ExcellentA dark, chocolaty Porter, brewed with fresh EKG.
Pig & Porter - Purest Green4.50ExcellentPlenty of fresh EKG giving this pale beer a great, hoppy character.
Time and Tide - Green Hop Pale5.10ExcellentFull-on Green Hop beer brewed using Challenger and Cascade hops.
Truman's - Bethnal Green Hop5.50ExcellentA stronger, richer version of the brewery’s Runner, brewed using fresh hops from Spitalfields City Farm. The hop flavours are actually quite subtle in this one.
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Hunter Gatherer3.50GoodA pale beer with some oats in the grist and a big EKG hop character.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Auburn Green4.30GoodCopper-coloured bitter with fresh EKG.
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer3.80GoodAn aromatic, pale beer brewed using fresh hops from Walthamstow gardens. Just a little lacking in body I thought.
Wantsum - Green Hop Fuggles4.50Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPA4.50Not Tried
Kent - Green Giant6.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Grafty Green Hop4.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2014)4.80Not Tried
11 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve spent the day at the Cereals 2014 show in Cambridgeshire and this pub was a convenient place to stop for a pint on the way to an event later in Hackney. Starting to fill with customers at around 6pm.
Windsor & Eton - Maracanã4.00GoodEnjoyably bitter, blond ale.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
07 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
“Steel City Calling” beer festival in progress, featuring beers from Sheffield and around. Very busy, but luckily it is a mild evening and plenty are standing outside. I found the handpumped beers to be in rather better condition than those from the stillage.
Raw / Steel City Collaboration - Unholy Trinity6.60ExcellentA well-hopped, chocolaty, black stout. Very full-flavoured.
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - All Hallows Eve5.20ExcellentGolden. Big hop tastes from Citra and Sorachi Ace amongst others.
Tigertops - Resolution3.90ExcellentAnother very nice, golden, hoppy pint.
Magic Rock - Punch Line: Chocolate & Chipotle Porter 5.40ExcellentSuperb chilly choc.
Harthill Village - Hart Stopper4.00GoodA pale and hoppy beer, flavours diminished somewhat by slightly tired condition.
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Phantom of the Hopera4.90GoodA typically hoppy offering from Steel City (who now brew on the Toolmakers brew-plant in Sheffield).
01 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Another beer festival here, and the pub is predictably crowded in the evening. I left just as Pete Brown was arriving to do a book signing.
Leeds - New Moon4.60ExcellentIn the black IPA style – lots of New World hop flavours.
AllGates - Hic Bibi (was called Citra Single Hop)4.20ExcellentPronounced Citra hop character.
Treboom - Yorkshire Sparkle4.00ExcellentVery pale, citrusy hop character – and, yes, a bit of sparkle.
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Cluster Bomb4.70ExcellentSlightly hazy gold colour. Good balance of malt and hops.
Marble - Hoppy New Beer4.00ExcellentPale, dry and hoppy. Features Galaxy hops.
Offbeat - Project Venus - Venus Ella4.40GoodAnother ‘Project Venus’ collaboration beer – a golden bitter, singularly hopped with Ella hops from Australia.
Brightside - Manchester Skyline4.60GoodAmber in colour. A fairly traditional best bitter, with above average hops.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Silver Dollar4.90Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Geeves - Coco Canal3.60Not Tried
RedWillow - Sleepless5.40Not Tried
Magic Rock - High Wire NZ5.50Not Tried
White Shield - Worthington's White Shield5.60Not Tried
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Not Tried
06 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Top of the Hops beer festival in progress with stillage at front of the pub.
Robinsons - Green Bullet Pale Ale4.40GoodAmber in colour with lots of signature malt flavour but little on the hop front. Biscuity malt in the finish. My score 15/20.
Wold Top - Big Sky Bitter3.90AcceptableAmber bitter, very bitter with a rather one dimensional bitter hop flavour to the exclusion of any other flavours. My score 13/20.
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Wishbone4.00AcceptableVery pale straw coloured bitter with dry, bitter hop character and a little citrus flavour. A little unbalanced for my taste. My score 14/20.
Ascot - N5 Surprise4.60AcceptableGolden and hoppy with a dry, bitter hop character and little balance of flavour that is not to my taste. My score 13/20.
Binghams - Rattlesnake Rye Pale Ale5.00AcceptableAmber strong bitter with a strong bitter hop character with some citrus flavours. Very dry, hoppy finish. Brewed in collaboration with USA brewery Library using Rye malt. My score 14/20.
04 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
‘Top of the Hops’ Beer festival in progress. Crowded.
Elland - Top of the Hops4.30ExcellentNicely balanced, golden beer with fruity hop character.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentReally good quality green hop beer, full of East Kent Goldings.
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00GoodThe Bramling Cross variety of this green hop beer. Sweetish and fruity.
Marble - Magic3.30GoodA collaboration brew with Magic Rock Brewery. Pale and light and hoppy.
Cronx - Standard3.80GoodMalty session bitter.
15 Sep 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Saturday afternoon.
Wentworth - Oatmeal Stout4.80GoodRoasty stout with moderate bitterness and a dry roast finish. My score 15/20.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried

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About The Snooty Fox

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canonbury, Greater London, N5 2NN.

A small-ish, street corner pub, conveniently located right by Canonbury railway station. Established by the 1860s; for most of its history this pub has been called the Grosvenor Arms. The reincarnation as the Snooty Fox has moved the pub a little more upmarket. Candle-lit tables and decent food to complement the beer. CAMRA discount given for card carrying members. North London CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 76 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N5 2NN