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Hornsey Wood Tavern

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The Hornsey Wood Tavern was situated at 376 Seven Sisters Road. This pub closed in 2007 and was demolished c.2008. It was used as the Alexandra Bar on closure.
 I remembered going to see a well known blues band called “Ten Years After” at a venue called “Bluesville ‘68”. I remembered that it was in quite a large pub, but could not remember where. After a bit of research I found that it was at none other than the Hornsey Wood Tavern. The blues scene was just getting going in the late 60s and this was quite a top venue, with subsequently well known bands such as Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull all playing there.
Richard Ashworth (January 2012)
I saw quite a few bands at The Hornsey wood Tavern. Jethro Tull, Family, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher Led Zeppelin. Apart from Led Zeppelin, there was always space to move around and often we`d stand right in front of the band. I must have seen these bands at least twice each. Great pub with amazing music. What a great pub landlord to have sorted that out so early on.
Merih Tuman (May 2014)

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Name Dates Comments
Jigs 2000-2006 Would be nice to get in touch of some of the customers, I did meet some very nice people whilst working there.
Rick Clarke 1963-1965 We were the resident band there from 1963 to 1965 Four nights a week , Thursdays to Sundays. We called ourselves The Fourtunes. (before The Fortunes started ) Mick ( Lead guitar) Rick (Lead singer and bass) Terry (Rhythm guitar) Ralph (Drums).
Frank Cassidy 1972 Played football for the hornsey wood tavern in the north london sunday league. Good team good lads. Danny braniff, goose, bo duncan, scruss, manger frank connelly. Good days pints of long life beer.