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Tile-fronted pub at the heart of Camden market territory, given an unusual shape by its corner location. Some say the name derives from the Elephant Pale Ale brewed by the Camden Brewery which stood nearby and operated until 1925. However, it is more likely that it comes from the coat of arms of the Marquess of Camden, which is now on top of the London Borough of Camden coat of arms, an elephant's head. Incidentally the Marquess actually lived in Chislehurst near Bromley, and used to commute to Camden. Many road names in Chislehurst and Camden are similar! The house beer - Elephant's Head - is Caledonian 80/-. Being handy for Camden Lock, the Roundhouse etc, can get crowded weekends.

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Melanie Ahn

6 months ago

Cute interior but no one cleans the toilet and pretty much crowded. Some cards are not working here. 그냥 무난한 펍. 굳이?


8 months ago

My brother and I recently visited The Elephants Head in Camden for a casual pint of Guinness. The pub exuded a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, with cozy stools tucked away in a quiet corner, creating an ideal space for a leisurely conversation. The Irish barman on duty was an absolute gem, displaying exceptional politeness and genuine helpfulness. He even went out of his way to apologize for serving Guinness in plastic glasses, which was due to the bustling Halloween crowd and rapid customer turnover. Despite the temporary plastic serving, the Guinness was expertly poured and tasted great. The overall experience at The Elephants Head was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We’re definitely looking forward to returning for another enjoyable visit. Cheers to a great spot in Camden!

Axel Vdk

11 months ago

I spend a wonderful moment yesterday, especially because of an angel behind the bar named Nadia, a very professional and careful person! I've rarely someone that sympathetic working in a pub... I advise you to taste the Brixton beer, it's local and tasty!

Dai Tree

1 year ago

The Elephant's Head in the heart of Camden, close to the canal. A delightful fun pub with my favourite pub table, I bet many a beer has been lost on that! Plenty of choice from the keg along with some cask to keep everyone happy. Laid back, great service and a warm homely atmosphere. A great place to drink, great soundtrack too!

patrick jacobs

1 year ago

There are very few really traditional old Irish pubs in Camden so when you walk into one like this you instantly feel the tradition, it’s in the walls the atmosphere the staff everything. It even has its own T-Shirts The Elephants Head is ideally located at a main intersection on Camden high road and Jamestown road, within easy reach of the market and lots of great shopping and about a five minute walk from the underground station. As you walk in you know you are not in a trendy wine bar and that is refreshing. I remember this pub was boarded up during the pandemic, they did not even try to open it was a weird sight, but I’m delighted to say that it’s now back on its feet and serving it’s now fully open to its loyal customers again. Over 500,000 people pass through the doors every year to take in the atmosphere and have a cheeky pint. I won’t bore you with the history I’m sure you can research that for yourself but it’s worth a read. Even though you can’t access it yet, the pub has a fantastic roof garden that overlooks the only living wall garden in Camden which is on the MTV building opposite, next door to poppies traditional fish and chips restaurant. It’s hard to give really solid feedback on the staff because of current situation with staff shortage but the staff behind the counter when ever I visit are great and give really good service. They have a few chairs outside at the front so you can sit and watch the world go buy whilst enjoying your pint of beer. They have a great range of drinks and happy to say they sell real Coca Cola in glass bottles, thank goodness. It looks and feels like a great place to enjoy a JD & coke, pop in and do let me know what you think.

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Mon09:00 – 01:30
Tue09:00 – 01:30
Wed09:00 – 01:30
Thur09:00 – 01:30
Fri09:00 – 02:00
Sat09:00 – 02:00
Sun09:00 – 02:00
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