A pub landlord has laid out why he is committed to selling £5 pints - even if it means he takes less money.

The Robin Ale and Cider house, owned by Nick Bailey, reopened in Crouch Hill, Stroud Green, in October.

Nick told The Standard that he spent over six years at the Southampton Arms, a pub in Kentish Town, and that it is where he learned how to manage a pub.

But he explained that the next step for him was to open his own spot that could become a community space for people to meet.

He found The Robin Ale and Cider House, formerly called the Brave Sir Robin after the knight in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which closed in February, and refurbished it with new green leather sofas, suede banquettes and a piano.

According to whatpub.com, The Robin is "a small corner pub made cosy by soft globe lighting and candles with a mix of seating, from booths to sofas".

The emphasis is on drinks, and when a local wants a pint, Nick lets them pour it themselves.

Nick told The Standard “we just want to be a good boozer” and said while he has plans to extend the food menu, he does not want to see cutlery on tables.

He went on to say that he doesn’t want anything to distract from the beer at his pub and that dinner plates makes a place become “too self-contained”.

According to The Standard, pints at The Robin Ale and Cider House are priced at between £4.74 and £5.22 at a time when the price of pints in London is soaring.

Despite pubs struggling in the current cost of living crisis, Nick is against hiking up prices.

He told The Standard: “You can only charge so much for a pint”.

After speaking to The Standard, Nick took to X, to make clear he was not being holier than thou about his prices.

He said: “Also, sincerely hope I am not coming across as being on the side of the angels, or salt of the earth, or anything good like that.

“Far from it, it’s a profit-making business after all.”

The Robin Ale and Cider House is open from 12pm everyday and claims to serve ale and cider only from small and independent UK producers.

Whatpub.com adds that the building was once a post office and was a grocer in the 1930s. It became a pub in 1983 and traded as Marler’s Bar when it was run by JD Wetherspoon. Since then it has operated under numerous names including Hopsmiths, when it was run by the now closed London brewery, Late Knights