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The Three Johns

73 White Lion Street
N1 9PF
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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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Thuck Phat left this review about The Three Johns

A very pleasant street corner boozer in a traditional building which has had a reasonably sympathetic update.
It reminded me of the Craft Beer Co. near Holborn with benches around the walls and a large space in the middle for the busy periods. I enjoyed the irreverant pictures.
Each table is equipped with a menu, pizzas a speciality, but there isn't any pressure to eat.
Service was efficient and friendly - Ray's description of "hip and upbeat" catches it perfectly.
Plenty of interesting keg offerings with just three cask options: Five Points Pale, Moor Confidence and Mordue Five Bridges. Both the Pale and the Confidence were very good.
A cool and calming spot for a very good pint on a hot day.

On 25th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Three Johns

I didn't realise that Craft Beer Co. nearby doesnt open midweek lunchtimes,so this was the default option,and it turned out very good.A Victorian street corner building ,it has a very high ceiling with embossed copper decoration making quite a feature.Traditional wooden furniture around the periphery ,leaving a large space for vertical drinking infront of the bar,as noted by others there is a side room with more seats.The windows are huge and let in a lot of natural light while the barback is interesting,a sturdy book case design filled up with spirit bottles and whisky galore up to the ceiling.Chatting to the barmaid on how the top bottles are reached,she told me staff climb up the frame,so it must be well fitted.
On one wall there is a painted old style advert for the pubs offerings which together with some jokey prints of old master classics enhanced the vibe,the muzak was at a sensible volume and lead to a mellow lunchtime session.
At the bar there are 16 craft keg taps for the creatives and hipsters,while real ale types have a choice from 3 handpumps,which on my trip was Mordue Five Bridges,Five Points Pale and Moor Confidence,with everything we tried on very good form.
Better than I expected,I would have no trouble coming in again and supping their well kept real ale.I failed to check out the gents to see if there are actually three johns.

On 19th August 2016 - rating: 7
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6th Oct 2016, 22:38
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19th Sep 2016, 18:07
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 June 2015 by Tris C
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