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The Lord Clyde, N1

340 - 342 Essex Road
N1 3PB

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custodian 42 left this review about The Lord Clyde

Large room with bar to rear. Additional rooms to left and right and a beer garden to the rear. Three hand pumps with weak ale and one reversed. Rest weak keg. Not a place to which I will return.

On 24th June 2018 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Lord Clyde

Rather a dull façade, but the interior has been partly opened-out to leave a large-ish 'L'-shaped lounge (with a dining room beyond) on one side of the entrance with another - much smaller - public bar to the other. Mix of furniture and elements of gastro-pub decor, but a good amount of what appears to be original wood panelling has been retained. Patio seating area out front and patio beer garden to the rear. Two banks of three handpumps, offering the regular Harvey's (£3.70) plus Golden Arrow from Cottage and Hackney American Pale Ale.

On 10th May 2015 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Lord Clyde

There were three ales on here; Harvey’s Best, Timothy Taylor Golden Best, and Truman’s Swift (£3.60 a pint). There was a little tray of Scotch eggs on the counter (£.50 a pop), with only one lonely little egg left when when the time came for us to leave.There was a single sheet menu on all the tables on Saturday afternoon, with main meals “from the BBQ” at around the £10 - £14 mark. The Lord Clyde beefburger was £12.50. Although not cheap, these prices are not unreasonable by Canonbury/Islington standards. It certainly looks as if the emphasis has shifted from restaurant to pub since previous reviewers’ visits.

The pub still has a couple of distinct areas. What was probably the public bar is on the left, then through a doorway there’s a much larger room which stretches back and to the right of the bar counter, leading out to a suntrap of a garden. The walls still have the original, or possibly inter-war wood panelling, and the bar back still has some Charrington signage. As you might expect, there are a couple of tall tables/tall stools and sofas, but the majority of furnishings are normal tables and chairs. All the tables had a little vase with a tulip in them – an upmarket and genteel touch Mrs R would say.

This is a rather nice pub, and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

On 24th June 2014 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Lord Clyde

A very nice, spacious wood-panelled pub with a good selection of drinks and friendly bar staff. This was formerly Kenrick's before reverting back to its historic name.

I would happily come again with friends; I think this is probably the best pub on Essex Road though I'd prefer the light bulbs to have a slightly higher wattage.

On 11th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Lord Clyde

This is a good sized gastro pub that is split into two sections with a small area by the front left entrance that has some seating and a large plasma screen, don’t get excited though as I saw no advertisements for Sky Sports. The much larger right hand side of the pub has some seating along the front windows opposite the bar and some more tables in the large area at the rear that felt more like a dining area. There is a screen on the back wall, but this was rolled up during my visit and I couldn’t spot a projection unit anywhere so I think that it is never used. The pub has wooden flooring throughout with floor boards at the front of the pub and parquet flooring in the area at the rear and the walls throughout are wood panelled. There is also a fireplace to the right of the bar and the leather armchairs the arc around it were being used by a couple reading their paperbacks.

Harveys Best, Doom Bar and Acorn Brewery’s Barnsley Gold were the three ale options during my visit early Last Wednesday evening and there was also a selection of standard and premium draught products. I went for the Guinness that was very good and served by a very polite member of staff. Obviously food is served, but it was very quiet during my early Wednesday evening visit last week so I didn’t spot anyone eating although I did spot the menu written on a chalk board at the rear of the pub with kitchen opening times marked as 18:00 until 22:00.

There are some picnic tables outside the front of the pub and there is a nice decked area located at the bottom of an iron staircase at the rear of the pub.

The welcome was polite and the atmosphere relaxed, but I did find it a little sterile. Granted, it was quiet and there maybe more of an atmosphere at busier times, but I got the feeling that busier times means lots of people dining, which isn’t really my bag.

Note: This pub was previously known as Kenrick’s Bar and changed name circa 2007.

On 29th September 2010 - rating: 6
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