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The Three Johns, N1

73 White Lion Street
N1
N1 9PF
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Tris C left this review about The Three Johns

Date of visit: 23rd February 2016:

A first visit for us on our Sunday crawl and I can't add much to Mr Man's review below, other than to mention the gloomy lighting and muted music. Recently returned to its original name, this is a large pub with furniture to the periphery and then a large no man's land to cross before you get to the long rear bar; there's a good sized room to the side. Mid-evening, the pub was virtually empty.
There were three ales on and my pint of Rooster's Jester was very decent, as it should be at £4.50 a pint.
I preferred this place to the nearby Castle and I'd come here again if in the absolute vicinity, but I wouldn't make a detour to return, not least because the immediate locale isn't great.

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Date of visit: 18th February 2022.

A few return visits of late, as this is one of the only places that doesn't stock Doom or Pride as a default real ale.
The interior hasn't changed: it's still the same hipster venue with masses of bare brick, exposed riveted metal girders painted black, metal shelving, naff pictures of nobility with modern pop-art additions and very low light from filament bulbs. There's still the peripheral seating, which amounts to slatted benches, a bit like the third class seating in old steam trains. A decent soundtrack played over the stereo, not Coronation Scot, which would be in keeping with the benches. Furniture is still conventional and the tiled ceiling is there, but I think the tiles are copper effect ceramic; all this can be seen on the pub's gallery website.
The three ales are now down to just two unused pumps, then Mad Goose at a reasonable £4.70 a pint and in very good shape.
Although the music is by no means loud, the sound of chatter and poor acoustics makes this a very noisy pub, by no means my ideal type, but with the state of ale being the way it is, it served its purpose in delivering up a decent pint at a fair price, by pleasant staff.

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Popping in for a swift half last night and there's been a fair bit of change in here. The most notable is that the uncomfortable slatted third class rail carriage benches have been replaced with studded brown banquettes. The next thing you notice is that the pub has at last clocked that you can substantially increase seating space by doing something called 'putting stools and tables in the huge expanse of wasted space that was between the bar and peripheral seating'. The third thing you notice is that extra lights have been applied to the ceiling, which also enables the drinker to better view the stupid artwork and ugly expanse of bare brick.
Just one real ale was on (UBU) which was fine, but it's sad that this pub's days as a minor real ale destination are now behind it, with two unused pumps; a greater choice would get the score up.

On 2nd March 2022 - rating: 4
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Three Johns

Of 4 new pubs I visited in Central London yesterday, this was my favourite. The interior is similar to the Exmouth Arms, where we'd just come from. They actually belong to the same chain (Barworks). There are bare brick walls, with plenty of pictures to admire and an impressive copper panelled ceiling.

My initial reaction to the pub was disappointment, as there was no real ale at all. However, the craft beer list threw up what was to be my favourite beer of the day. Whilst I tend to find sour beers very much hit or miss, the Vault City Key Lime Pie Sour was very much a hit in my book. Although at £9 a pint and 7.5%, it should be!

Other craft beers came from Camden, Magic Rock, Neptune, New Belgium, Beavertown, Double-Barrelled, Deya, North & Siren.

The two barmaids were friendly and enthusiastic about their beer selection. Whilst we were the only customers when we left, it had started filling up as we walked past later on. This may have been people arriving for the Euro football game.

I really shouldn't have liked this pub, as it doesn't fit my model of what the perfect pub should be like. But the beer certainly swayed my opinion and I do hope to come back one day.

On 29th June 2021 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Three Johns

Loud, echoey and open plan place that’s undergone a fairly decent hipster refurb. There’s an impressive copper ceiling which contrasts nicely with the exposed brick walls all round and the large square windows. Also of interest is the large painted wall sign in a Victorian style. Difficult to explore due it being rammed, perhaps understandably so given the general low grade nature of much of the immediate competition. Three handpumps sporting 2x Siren ales. My Undercurrent went down well (NBSS 3.5) and was value for the area at just over 4 quid a pint. A good find.

On 15th May 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Kings Cross, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Three Johns, N1
2nd Mar 2022, 19:28
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
2nd Mar 2022, 19:18
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - outside benches - last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza-orientated. - last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Quinno _
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