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The Three Johns

73 White Lion Street
N1 9PF
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Malden man left this review about The Three Johns

A polished boarded floor type place as is becoming the norm, the bar along the back wall, distressed panelling, lots of exposed brick walls, a patterned squared copper ceiling. There are various portraits, framed yet defiled by stupid add ons like eggs and the like faced over. I didn't get these at all.
Exposed beams and columns, the bar counter is copper topped. Clear glass windows, seating at slatted wood benches that reminded me of childhood bus seats plus old church chairs, flowers in old beer bottles.
Three handpumps, Mordue Workie Ticket, Harviestown Rasp Engine (10.5%)!, I commented on the strength of this and the friendly barmaid said you can get hammered on a pint and a half......lightweight then, plus local Hammerton N.1 Pale Ale. Thirds served. Huge bottled range and a large range of bourbons and whiskies. Food served, big on pizzas oddly also serving dessert versions.
A nice pub doing the right things but I didn't get the artwork.

On 5th October 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Three Johns

This pub has variously been known as Jay Cubed, Hobgoblin and Fallen Angel in recent years, before reverting back to its original name in May 2014, having been taken over by the same people behind the likes of the Well and Bucket in Shoreditch and Harrild and Son's near Fleet Street. The pub has an extremely basic two room interior. You enter into the large, bare boarded main bar with the servery down one side and standard tables, chairs and hard fixed benches around the perimeter. This leaves a huge open space in between - great for vertical drinkers during busier moments, but a strange void space when quieter. A couple of quirky large art prints similar to those found in other branches of this chain, adorn the walls, as does a large painted pub advertisement sign. At the far end there is a door through to a much smaller second room which has black padded banquettes around the perimeter, supplemented by some old church/school chairs. Large candelabra style light fixtures can be seen around the walls, along with one more of their signature portraits. Rather tatty looking wood panelling with bare brick above give the place a traditional, if rather neglected, look which is further enhanced by an attractive square panelled ceiling which can be seen in both rooms, although the smaller room also has a skylight. Every table had a beer bottle on it, full of colourful flowers, which brightened the place up a bit, whilst a 50's music soundtrack played throughout my visit.
There were three handpulled beers at the bar - Magic Rock Retrospect, Liverpool Craft Toast and Northern Monk Monacus NZ. Keg options included the likes of Roosters, Northern Monk, Camden, Aspatch & Hobday, Tiny Rebel and Rouge. This was further complimented by a strong bottled range and my pint of the Retrospect was in pretty good shape. A pizza menu is available, with most (including dessert pizzas) coming in at around £8-9.
I thought this was a strange pub, with a unusual combination of traditional pub décor crossed with drinking barn layout. The good beer options would certainly tempt me back but I'd hope to arrive at a busier time, as the atmosphere felt a bit flat with all that empty space.

On 5th July 2015 - rating: 7
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moby duck left this review about The Three Johns

Large and slightly barn like inside with lots of intentionally distressed paint work and furniture as well as exposed brickwork with the aforementioned weird portraits, the pub is linked to the Well and Bucket on Bethnal Green Road. Three beers on, my Tiny Rebel Beat Box was good.The young girl serving had an impressive knowledge of what she was selling as did the barman,both very welcoming.I liked this pub very much.

On 28th June 2015 - rating: 8
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