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Londesborough, Stoke Newington, N16

36 Barbauld Road
N16 0SS

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Tris C left this review about Londesborough

This is a fairly conventional mid-Victorian corner pub in a standard Stoke Newington backstreet. Not surprisingly it has been made over to a certain extent, though not painfully so. The floor is bare of course and there are chunky old school tables and conventional wooden chairs. Naturally bare brick and grey paint clichés abound, but there are some vestigial polychromatic glazed tiles to remind the drinker of better times past. The bar frontage is traditional too, with deep field panelled bare wood. To the walls, there are some film and sporting event posters. On high, lighting comes from some attractive steel chandeliers. On the bar there are pies of some description which aren’t covered in any way, so I’d rather not be the one to eat them, though there’s real food too, probably served in the spacious rear of the pub. Music played over the gramophone, but at a sensible level.
The bare staff were friendly – one unused clip thereafter Harvey’s Sussex Best and Purity’s Mad Goose at £4.60 a pint and in very good nick it was too.
This is a decent pub, probably the best of the three in this enclave. It’s not as made over as the Prince and has better beer and lacks the rough edges and sport orientation of the Shakespeare – worth popping in, but not worthy of a special trip.

On 31st May 2018 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about Londesborough

This place is bigger than it looks from the outside as the pub stretches back quite a way from the bar area at the front. There is even more space in a well kept paved area beer garden out the back that is decorated with lots of plant pots. It is a gastro pub so food is served, but my visit was late one recent midweek day so I didn’t spot anyone eating. It wasn’t very busy to be honest and there were nearly as many dogs in as people. I spotted a small DJ booth that wasn’t being used, but the jukebox was working and someone had put on every song from a greatest reggae hits album.

There were a couple of ales that I fail to remember and a premium lager selection. I had a Guinness which was well served by a professional guy working the bar.

There’s not really anything wrong with this place, but I think that there are better pubs in the area.

On 4th October 2010 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about Londesborough

Large corner Pub with a horseshoe bar, bare floorboards and seating at the back. Landlord and Harvey's on tap, food served from 5pm to 10pm

On 3rd February 2007 - rating: 8
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