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The Drapers Arms

44 Barnsbury Street, LONDON, N1 1ER

Standing beside a quiet tree-lined street of attractive Georgian terraced housing, backed by a tranquil paved patio garden and distinguished by tasteful, cool colourwash above the wood-floored bar, this popular neighbourhood local appeals to all-comers. Founded in the 1830s by one of London's trade guilds, the pub's current owners marry up the best of fine dining with an appealing range of real ales and cider. Plump for a beer from Dark Star or Windsor & Eton breweries - or maybe one of 16 wines by the glass - and prepare to tackle the ever-changing menu. Both lunchtime and evening choices are equally rewarding. Exceptional starters may include duck hearts, snails and black cabbage on toast, trumped by a main of cod, grilled leeks and crab broth. A choice for two could include whole mallard with red cabbage and duck fat potatoes. The modern, edgy menu also retains classics like steaks or slow-cooked lamb shoulder, with comfort-food gingerbread pudding with whipped cream and oats to finish.

Further information

Tel: 020 7619 0348
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Harvey's Sussex, Sambrook's Wandle, Truman's Runner, Dark Star Hophead, Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot, Cornish Crown Bitter, Portobello Star


All day all week


25-26 Dec


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.



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Turn right from Highbury & Islington station, into Upper St. Barnsbury St on right opposite Shell service station

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