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The Steam Passage

44 Upper Street
N1
N1 0PN
Phone: 02072265882
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Steam Passage

There were three ales on in here - The Sharp's pairing of Atlantic and Doom Bar (of course), plus Rev James Blond. The Rev James came up rank, and the barmaid dipped a straw into my beer to test a drop or two of it. She wasn't entirely convinced as the beer wasn't cloudy, but changed it anyway. Interesting technique for testing beer quality - not seen it before. Food is available from a typical pubco glossy menu. Bangers and mash are £8.95, but "pies, glorious pies" is the main culinary offering with eight to choose from all at the seemingly standard price of £8.95.

It's typical pubco inside. The pubco in question is the Tattershall Castle Group (new one on me), but the ambience and layout is typical of pubcos like Stonegate or Taylor Walker. There's a wedge of tall tables/tall stools at the front of the room, with some normal tables and chairs ranged around the central island bar. There is a handful of picnic benches outside on the pavement.

This is a bustling pub at the Angel end of the heaving Upper St. It's handily placed on a main road I guess, but there's not really anything about it that would draw me back.

On 24th August 2015 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Steam Passage

Another Islington clone pub. 3 real ales on but nothing to inspire me to return.

On 18th May 2014 - rating: 2
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hondo . left this review about The Steam Passage

Interior as described below. 3 real ales and food served.

On 19th March 2014 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1791 recommendations about 1762 pubs]


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24th Aug 2015, 10:16
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
7th Jul 2014, 19:00
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
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