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Pub Of The Month - November 2020 with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

The York, N1

82 Islington High Street
N1
N1 8EQ
Phone: 02077131835

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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)
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Steve of N21 left this review about The York

A Nicholson outlet well described by Roger below. A decent attempt at a traditional pub interior and although nothing to compare with The Camden Head up the road a bit more character than a lot of the other establishments in the near vicinity.
Due to usually decent beer, a sizeable outside drinking area and its close location to Angel tube it does tend to get quite busy as it was on my evening visit. Have to say the bar staff were trying their best , and although my pint as initially short pulled it was topped up without a fuss.
As well as the usual house beers of Doombar, Pride and TT Landlord, there was Wild Swan from the Thornbridge brewery and Hook Norton Haymaker, and the Wild Swan was a good pint.

On 18th July 2010 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about The York

This prime site Nicholsons pub was one of my regular haunts when I worked in the area but it can suffer during busy periods with poor service and a lack of seating. The L shaped interior is a typical Nicholsons attempt at retaining a traditional pub style with plenty of old fashioned character; bar frame, chessboard tiled flooring, fancy mirrors etc. The interior is quite dim but has a cosy glow at night from the candlelit tables. The walls have plenty of interesting old pictures and portraits including a quite scary Hitchcock that seems to permanently stare at you. Always a decent selection of Ales with Pride and Landlord being constant with 3 guest beers usually available (a list of forthcoming beers is shown above the bar). Prices are very reasonable and, like all Nicholsons and Cask Marque accredited pubs, they operate a try before you buy policy. I have rarely encountered the place when it hasn't had a fairly bustling atmosphere and the customer base always seem to be on the more sensible side of things. There are 3 TVs and a big screen used mainly for sport and a fairly large outside seated area in front of the pub if you handle the traffic along the busy High Street. I have always enjoyed my visits here but the crowds can be a bit off putting.

On 29th March 2010 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about The York

Fairly large Nicholson's pub serving a fair range of real ales,two of which were in excellent condition.One single bar which was packed on a Friday evening.1 min from Angel station.

On 10th December 2006 - rating: 8
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