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Island Queen, N1

87 Noel Road
N1
N1 8HD
Phone: 02073548741
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about Island Queen

Date Reviewed: 22nd March 2016.

Quite an impressive interior here with huge terracotta pots containing palms either side of the entrance door to the interior. The floor is interesting in that it's covered with grey lino. However, the 1970s' office-style ceiling fans aren't attractive, and I can't see what purpose they serve.
Music played at a passable level and the crowd here are typical young Islington trendies.
Beers on: Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Bristol Beer Factory's Acer and Hop Back Brewery's Winter Lightning at £4.35 a pint which is what is to be expected here.
This is a very decent pub, probably the best in the immediate vicinity so I'll be back.

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Date Reviewed: 5th August 2018.

A return visit a week ago and things aren't quite so rosy with just Sharp's Atlantic and worse, Doom Bar with two pumps no longer in use; one point deducted.

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Another return visit to this pub, just a few doors down from where Joe Orton was murdered. It has now got its act together in the beer department with a bank of three interesting ales and Doom Bar on its own, where it belongs. However, my pint of Hophead cost £5.20 which is just insane. This is a nice area but there are nicer areas near to hear and they don't charge anything like as much - no wonder the pub was virtually empty.
This is a very nice pub but there's no way I'm going to pay that kind of money for a pint.

On 23rd April 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Island Queen

Very attractive pub with a full-width bow window frontage set back from the road by a narrow patio. The main entrance is inset within the impressively high glazed area and leads to a 'U'-shaped counter with small gantries along both sides of the counter. Additional small seating areas extend beyond this, with the one on the right being separated from the bar a fine etched screen. Other decorative windows and mirrors dividing the main room from the side passageways. Four real ales on handpump: Sharp's Doom Bar and Atlantic, Landlord and Adnams Ghost Ship (£4.80). Worth a stop if in the area.

On 20th May 2018 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Island Queen

A very fine Victorian pub with some great internal etched glass dividing the main bar room from the stairs to the first floor lounge.There is an island bar which results in a rear snug on the right side,and a more spacious seating area to the left.The ceilings are very high,there are some great mirrors along one wall,while the theme of island queens in maintained by grainy photos of various monarchs from around the globe.It really is worth inspecting the interior,many original features survive.
At the bar I noticed a lot of craft keg with one set of taps devoted to Thornbridge,some quite pokey.There are 4 handpumps drawing on my trip Adnams Ghost Ship,Doom Bar,TT Landlord and a very decent St Austell Proper Job.
It's popular with a mixed bunch of punters and the combination of decent real ale and an authentic interior would warrant another visit from me.

On 25th February 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Essex Road, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Old Street, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Island Queen, N1
23rd Apr 2019, 20:06
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
23rd Apr 2019, 20:06
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Front patio. - last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Six Nations - last updated 25 February 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 22 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
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