The Starting Gate

‘Blending the hip and the wholesome – a vibrant British pub offering the warmest of welcomes’

Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, The Starting Gate is just a stone’s throw from London’s iconic Alexandra Palace, at the original starting point of the historic Alexandra Park Racecourse.

Perched handsomely at the end of at the end of a Victorian terraced row, The Starting Gate is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience.  Whether you’re looking for a lazy lunch, family dinner or social eats and treats with friends, The Starting Point offers tempting and flavoursome food, a diverse and explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions.

With traditional stained wood interior, sumptuous Victorian period features and contemporary touches, The Starting Gate is dog-friendly and boasts a charming courtyard beer garden for those milder months.  Attracting a diverse clientele, this unique pub gives a glimpse of London old and holds the authenticity of a true British local at its heart.

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From craft beers and ales, to wines from around the world and innovative cocktails - we'll keep your thirst quenched!

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