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Hope & Anchor, Islington, N1

207 Upper Street
N1
N1 1RL
Phone: 02073541312
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Greene King

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Graham Coombs left this review about Hope & Anchor

Famous music venue in a classic pub which has been knocked about a bit. The ground floor bar has an industrial sort of feel, with fixed pipework tables and a recycled timber bar front. The walls, and indeed windows, are covered in flyers and memorabilia of past and forthcoming acts. The music part itself is downstairs, while upstairs there is a 50-seat theatre. 6 ales are on handpump, all from the Greene King range, plus some crafty keg and boxed ciders. Credit must go to Greene King for leaving this slice of musical and pub history relatively unspoilt.

On 4th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Hope & Anchor

A street corner Victorian pub owned by Greene King with very large in high plate glass windows ,with a 50 seater theatre on the first floor.The ground floor bar is quite small with high tables and chairs from scaffolding bars opposite the servery,some small high tables by the windows and a bit of seating in leather below the staircase to the theatre.There is room for vertical drinking which maybe necessary before a performance.Some small tables are situated on the pavement outside.
The muzak was gentle blues and there was a calm atmosphere on my Saturday afternoon trip.Posters describe what's on and there is a sign for a booking office ,in a front alcove.The bar has 6 handpumps offering GK IPA and Abbott,Old Rosie cider ,Doom Bar and TT Landlord (far too warm).15 keg taps but mainly multinational brands apart from BrewDog Punk IPA and Beavertown Neck Oil but nothing more interesting.
Bands used to perform here,and maybe still do.Pleased to see an early photo of The Specials on the far wall.
It's not much kop for the real ale fan,and the captive audience for shows maybe the reason for a lack of care.Not bad,but not enough to warrant a revisit.

On 19th August 2018 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about Hope & Anchor

Not a bad pub with some halfway decent ales, although I doubt I'll ever return.

On 19th January 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Highbury & Islington, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Essex Road, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hope & Anchor, N1
4th Dec 2019, 22:58
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs
 
4th Dec 2019, 22:57
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 April 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 December 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 21 June 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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