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A really friendly London local

At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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.

Opening hours

  • 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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

From Angel station turn left, at junction of City Road turn left. Pass Duncan Terrace Gardens, left into Colebrooke Row. 1st right.

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