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Submitted on Sunday, 28th June 2015
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Three Johns
First time to visit in this guise, previous visits being when it was the Hobgoblin (dodgy Arsenal leaning sports bar ) and the Fallen Angel (must have been so impressive that I can’t remember a dot what it was like) and have to say I like what they have done to the place.
Now run by the Barworks Company, those also responsible for the nearby Earl of Essex and the Exmouth Arms, all the usual Hipster attracting accompaniments are now to be found here. Minimalist interior with stripped back exposed brick walls and wood flooring, some eclectic and largely pointless artwork, plenty of large unmatched tables and chairs mainly around the huge picture windows allowing plenty of external people watching, a modern clean bar design with industrial racking providing a decent craft beer offering in both tap and bottles and a decent looking Pizza only menu, ideal for sharing amongst groups.
But for those of us not under 30 with beards there is a large enough floor space in front of the modern bar for vertical drinking underneath the very impressive tiled copper ceiling and fortunately in keeping with other members of the Barworks stable, there are three Ale handpumps which were delivering Five Points Pale Ale, Redemption Trinity and an excellent Titanic Plum Porter.
The area around the Angel is in danger of being ruined by a burgeoning presence of bland chain bars and restaurants so a place that still fits in but has a bit of character and a bit more about it is certainly welcome.
On 11th April 2017
- rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Three Johns
Decent enough pub with some good ales - the stout I had was in fine order. Was a bit quiet on Sunday evening though.
On 19th January 2017
- rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Three Johns
There were three ales on here - ELB Foundation, XT 1 Blonde, and XT 3 Pale Ale. They still specialise in pizze, priced from £6.80 to £9.50.
The interior's unchanged from previous reviews. The irreverant paintings are still there - I didn't examine them closely, but one seemed to feature George Washington blowing bubble gum. There are two rooms, both having copper plated ceilings, with the smaller room at the back having a skylight indicating that it was probably once a billiards room. There is some wood panelling on the walls in this room, but it has been artificially distressed leading me to wonder whether it is in fact a modern addition. The larger room suffers from that modern affliction of stripping away the plastering and/or panelling to reveal exposed brickwork.
This pub's OK. As mentioned previously, the seating's pretty standard issue. It's comfortable enough if you can get a seat, but there's lots of open space in the centre of the room, which leads me to wonder whether it's there to accommodate vertical drinking. I'd visit again, but I doubt whether I would go far out of my way to do so.
On 19th September 2016
- rating: 6
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- Accommodation : No last updated 28 June 2015 by Tris C
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
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