Update 9/20/21 with revised opening date and more details
We dropped by this weekend to take a look inside the Plimsoll and it looks really good. Having surpassed its crowdfunding target of £ 75,000, raising just over £ 81,000 at the end of the day, the team are heading towards the opening. They’ve spent the last few months doing all the big things – new electrical appliances, getting rid of 20 years of assorted St. Patrick’s Day gubbins in the cellar – and now they’re starting to see the place take shape.
The Plimsoll naturally divides into two halves. The first section, facing St Thomas’s Road, will be the dining room. You can reserve a table here and there will also be room for walk-ins. This is where you will also find the brand new open kitchen. They’re putting a few new toys in here, including a grill that will be used as much for searing scallops as it is for grilling their signature burgers. There will also be an open fire kitchen here as well.
The back half of the pub, accessible from Plimsoll Road, will be the pub part of the equation. During the renovations, the team recovered the old faucets from when it was The Plimsoll Arms. What you can see now from the work they have done is that this is actually a very nice old Victorian pub and will look great when finished.
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Considered one of the best burger vendors in London, the folks at Four Legs are hoping their new home in Finsbury Park will feature a much broader food repertoire.
The team has built a solid reputation over their two years at the Compton Arms in Islington. Now they are hoping that The Plimsoll, their new pub, will focus on weekday food, while “weekends will be for drinkers and pub goers.”
The pub is well known to Arsenal supporters as it is located on the road from Finsbury Park station to the stadium. And while it was more recently an Irish pub, the name change to The Plimsoll takes it back to its roots – it was opened in the Victorian era as The Plimsoll Arms. The pub is on the corner of St Thomas’s Road and Plimsoll Road (which – if you want to know it, is not named after the shoes but the former resident of the road who created the Plimsoll boating line).
Although they are the first to say, “This is good liquor and we intend to leave it that way,” they want to make some changes. They plan to prepare meats, make cheeses, brew alcohol, and even make their own ice cream.
For the beer, they promise a mix of a few novelties with what regulars expect with a “very good Guinness”. As for food, you will be able to get half a dozen oysters to go with this pint, they will have seafood from day boats and use meat from small farms. But don’t worry, there will be always be a cheeseburger on the menu.
Find out more about the Plimsoll
Where is it? 52 St Thomas’s Road, London N4 2QW
When does it open? Mid-October 2021
Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @ le.plimsoll
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