Our story

The Grafton is a proper boozer for the Kentish Town community to call home. The pub has four distinct areas, beginning downstairs with a traditional Victorian pub space wrapped around a huge central horseshoe bar. Climbing the stairs you’ll reach a small but perfectly formed ‘Boardroom’ with stylish panelled walls, large central table and comfy seating, which is perfect for meetings and private gatherings. Also on the first floor is a large retro-styled upper bar with beautifully tiled panelling and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Finally an elegant all-weather roof terrace leading from both the Upstairs Bar and Boardroom provides the perfect space to soak up the sun or shelter from the rain.

The downstairs bar’s beautiful Victorian features were carefully restored in 2012 incorporating some contemporary touches to create a bright and beautiful space. We have 8 hand pumps rotating award-winning ales, local craft beers on tap and in bottles, ciders, a carefully curated wine list from our very own Master of wine, a great range of soft drinks, plus teas and coffees to drink in or take away. The Grafton has a drink for all and fantastic food to match! Come and join us any time.

The Grafton is conveniently located 500m from both Kentish Town Mainline Rail Station as well as the Underground Station. Nearly Kentish Town West Overground Station is a mere 150m away!

We are children & dog friendly and look forward to seeing you very soon.

Awards

TIME OUT LOVE LONDON AWARDS 2015 – PUBS & BARS RUNNER UP

Massive thanks to those of you who voted for us in the 2015 Love London Awards, and particular thanks to those who added lovely reviews along with their vote-  we were tickled pink to read them. Thanks to your solid efforts we were placed a very respectable second place in the Pubs & Bars category.

GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS 2014 – GREAT BRITISH PUB OF THE YEAR

We couldn’t have been more surprised or proud to be awarded the prestigious title of Great British Pub Of The Year for 2014-15. Having been open for only 2 years this is truly an honour and testament to the team’s dedication to making The Grafton a great place to be. The pub was praised by judges for being a ‘diverse modern establishment, which remains true to the ideals of a traditional pub’.

GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS 2014 – BEST PARTNERSHIP PUB

At The Great British Pub Awards 2014, The Grafton picked up Best Partnership Pub award. Here are Grafton owners Joel and Susie picking up the gong presented by Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham.

ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY HERO FOR GREATER LONDON 2014


Be it as partners of the local veg box scheme, sponsors of the local football team, hosts and members of neighbourhood committees, venue for a plethora of free community events or simply as a hub for day-to-day meet ups or solitary refuge, we strive to be a true community pub, so we were chuffed to bits with this honour. Here’s Leah and Jacqueline from the team accepting our award.

GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS 2013 – BEST ENTERTAINMENT PUB

The Great British Pub Awards, the Oscars of the pub industry, were held in September 2013 and saw us crowned ‘Best Entertainment Pub’. Here’s the team picking up the award presented by Inbetweeners legend and man-giant Greg Davies.

SHORTLIST PINTS + PISTACHIOS AWARDS 2013 – #5

Shortlist, arguably London’s hippest lifestyle mag, scoured the country in search of its favourite pubs. We were tickled pink to discover we’d been chosen amongst only 30 pubs in the UK. Public voting determined the victor, placing The Grafton a very respectable 5th. A big cheers to everyone who voted for us!

CAMRA PUB OF THE SEASON – NORTH LONDON BRANCH SUMMER 2013

John Cryne, CAMRA North London’s Chairman, said ‘We are delighted to give this award to The Grafton. With new licensees overseeing a thorough overhaul in the summer of 2012 it has since become a dedicated outlet for London brewed beer (LocAle accredited); a great showcase to demonstrate the growth of brewing in London.’

THE KENTISHTOWNER AWARDS 2012 – BEST NEW OPENING AND BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

We were astounded to be awarded not one but TWO gongs in these awards. Decided entirely by the Kentishtowner’s readers, these truly are the people’s prizes. Amazingly, we were named Best New Opening in a year that had also brought the neighbourhood The Fields Beneath, Pizza East, Doppio Cafe, Dirty Burger, Ruby Violet, Shebeen and Chicken Shop. But we truly burst with pride when we were awarded Best Customer Service. Creating a great customer experience really is everything to us, so this one has a very special place in our hearts. Thank you Kentishtowner readers!

 

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