North London Food & Culture

Support the Bull & Gate and Lion & Unicorn this Xmas

Help keep two of Kentish Town's most-loved locals afloat with some handy Young's gift vouchers

Now, more than ever, your local community needs your support – and you don’t get much more local than your favourite pub.

With Christmas fast coming, and the pandemic showing us the value of experiences and time spent with family and friends over things, you might consider giving the gift of “something to look forward to” with a whole host of experiences from Young’s, from monetary vouchers to hotel stays.

And, as Young’s have so many pubs across the capital, it means you can easily support local: the two majestic Kentish Town watering holes, the Bull & Gate and Lion & Unicorn, are both drinking and dining landmarks on their respective streets in NW5.

Or head down to nearby King’s Cross for a candlelit dinner at The Fellow, or the bustle of St Pancras International gastropub the Betjeman Arms. (We also have a soft spot for The Canonbury, tucked away in leafy backstreets a few minutes’ walk from Highbury & Islington station).


And whilst it’s better to give than receive, Young’s lets you do both – purchase a gift voucher by 30th November and receive up to £20 to spend on yourself*.

Providing a sense of occasion, vouchers arrive in a beautifully crafted gift wallet delivered direct to the recipient’s door or can be sent by email. Monetary options are available in various denominations so it’s easy to tailor a unique experience, from a round of drinks to dinner, at any Young’s pub across London and the south of England.

For an extra special gift, you could even treat your nearest and dearest to a sensational staycation, from city breaks to weekends in the Cotswolds and seaside escapes. Each hotel boasts beautifully designed boutique-style bedrooms complete with luxury amenities, all within a welcoming pub setting with roaring fires and seasonal British menus; not forgetting an extensive selection of craft and draught beer.

So support local – or try somewhere new: the choice really is yours – or your loved one’s.

Vouchers can be purchased here. Don’t delay, order yours by 30th November to qualify for your own special treat of up to £20 to spend in your local. For more details head to

*Additional £20 voucher valid from 1st January – 31st March 2021 when purchasing a £100 voucher. Purchases of £50 voucher will receive an additional £10 voucher. Offer valid until 30th November 2020. All other gift vouchers valid for 12 months from 25th December. For full T&Cs for Young’s gift vouchers, please see here

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

About Kentishtowner

The award-winning print and online title Kentishtowner was founded in 2010 and is part of London Belongs To Me, a citywide network of travel guides for locals. For more info on what we write about and why, see our About section.