“The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober” – William Butler Yeats
You have a lot to live up to if you name your pub after a great poet and a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments. Many say that W. B. Yeats in Finsbury Park is a great pub with friendly service, good beer and lovely roasts, all at a decent price. I went there for lunch last Sunday.
The welcome was warm and the large table booked for us was in front of the bar. The room was warm and cosy. Bottles of malts lined the wall behind and the range beers on tap was impressive. I was offered tasting samples. I chose two from Brewdog – Punk IPA (5%) and Dead Pony Pale Ale (3.8%), sat down and sipped them with great pleasure.
We ate excellent pickled melon, green leaves and ricotta, rabbit pate with pickles for starters. Whole roast chicken (for two), pink and succulent roast rump of beef with horseradish, roast potatoes, whole carrots and enormous Yorkshire puddings followed. The tarte tatin at the end was beautifully prepared and presented.
That was a great Sunday Lunch. If you ever happen to be in the Finsbury Park area, give Y. B. Yeats a go. You will love it!
- “Huge thanks to Dr Dias from Harrogate Medical Wine Society for this review of Sunday lunch at the W B. Click through for some fantastic photos!” – Y.B. Yeats, London