NME.COM can reveal the Libertines pair have been spotted together…

CARL BARAT and PETE DOHERTY have reunited this evening (April 18) for the first time in almost a year.

The estranged Libertines were spotted together at the Boogaloo Bar in Highgate, North London, at around 11:30pm tonight and despite the events of the past year, an eyewitness present told NME.COM that the meeting was friendly and enthusiastic on both men’s part.

The reunion occurred when Barat arrived at the bar at 10pm and was told there was a strong possibility that his former bandmate would also be visiting the pub that evening.

Having learnt of the possible reunion, Barat became philosophical and told those around him that “it might as well happen now, because it’s going to happen sometime”.

It finally did happened at 11.30pm when Doherty arrived at the bar. Both Libertines seemed nervous at first, but greeted each other with a hug and began talking together on a leather sofa.

After several minutes of chatting the pair then hugged again, this time with more affection, and then amusingly started to compliment each other on their clothes. This ended with Barat and Doherty jokingly showing off their jacket labels to one another.

The meeting this evening is the first time the two Libertines have seen each other, let alone talked, since the opening night of Barat’s London club Dirty Pretty Things on June 8 last year, nearly ten months ago.

That night Libertines played a gig together before Doherty began his aborted detox treatment at a Thai monastery.

For more news on Barat and Doherty’s reunion, stay tuned to NME.COM.