Named after a local writer who lived in Islington in the 1830s, this is a cracking neighbourhood pub. Locals beat a path to the door for microbrewery ales and the hearty, home-cooked comfort food. Traditional pub food is the order of the day.
Closed: 23 December to 1 January
Open all week
Opening times: Monday to Tuesday 4-11 Wednesday to Friday 12-11 Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-11
Lunch: Wednesday to Friday 12-3, Saturday 12-4, Sunday 12-6
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9.30
Food and drink
Real ales available: Dark Star Hophead, Ripple Steam Farmhouse Pale Ale, Ripple Steam Original Best Bitter
Real ciders: Newton Court Gasping Goose
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
From Angel station turn left, at junction of City Road turn left. Pass Duncan Terrace Gardens, left into Colebrooke Row. 1st right.