The Good Mixer – Camden – Review

The Good Mixer – Camden – Review

I cannot say I visited the Good Mixer in Camden in its previous guise, so cannot compare as to whether it has improved or if its original charm has been ruined. But it seems a pretty decent pub to me now either way.

It was so newly rebirthed that we could smell the fresh paint when we got there. There was a lively mix of people invited to the relaunch – some clearly friends of the owners, others I could imagine were locals and then the various PR folk.

The people involved with the Magic Roundabout and Peckham Levels have taken this over which is a bit of a departure from their other ventures but one at which I think they will succeed.

Someone was tinkling the ivories as we entered, playing cockneyed-up versions of indie and pop songs. We had some Amy Winehouse (of course) and some supergrass, bit of Moby.

This felt like a proper boozer – no frills per se (in fact, I felt there was something of a working men’s bar about it), no overly exotic beers. Just proper pies (Pieminster) and proper beers (Camden brewery of course, among others) and your wines and ciders.

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As the night wore on, the pianist was replaced by music from the jukebox and the place filled and got ever livelier. It’s a fairly big sized pub, split in two by its central bar and could handle a fair crowd without feeling cramped. 

Only downside was there was only one loo and it didn’t even have a hook to hang your stuff! #ladyproblems

I know it’s a bit of a legendary venue and it feels like it will live on in its current form quite happily.

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