I visisted Lock 17 at the weekend and what a lovely spot! Great little bar overlooking the lock where we watched the boats come and go.
My only issue with this place is the bar staff. This was a busy Saturday and although there were 3 people behind the bar only 1 was serving, therefore it took a very long time to get served. When I eventually did the barman was in such a rush he knocked my drink all down me. This was not followed as you would expect by a heartfelt apology and some tissues to clean myself up, but more of a grunt for an apology, followed by him thrusting a new drink at me. When I asked for tissues it seemed a real effort. With my order I asked and paid for a "pint" of Strongbow, however what I received was not a pint (it was a plastic cup, and no where near a pint), however the drink I ordered before I was given a full pint for the same price, and everyone else in the bar had a pint glass. When we queried this the bar man was again extremely rude and dismissive. We finished our drinks and left immediately.
Camden is a busy place with busy bars, and not only do I feel that this young man needs to adjust his attitude, but surely there should be more people behind the bar on a busy Saturday. I would expect a much better service for a bar like this. I am a local and am finding many bars are now becoming like this as they feel they are in a busy spot so they lose all concept of Customer Service.