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The Joker of Penton Street, N1

58 Penton Street
N1
N1 9PZ
Phone: 02078373891
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custodian 42 left this review about The Joker of Penton Street

Reasonable selection of (expensive) craft ales but not as good as the Craft Bar round the corner.

On 19th January 2017 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Joker of Penton Street

Over the last six years or so this pub has gone from being called the Salmon and Compasses, Salmon and Compass, Compass, Hundred Crows Rising and as of 2014, the Joker of Penton Street. I came here about six years ago when it was called...well, one of the above and it seems that little if anything has changed. Canteen furniture, pink tea light holders on tables, a hot and noisy open kitchen. Décor includes the likes of heavy duty industrial hanging lights and oddities like the lamp array from an operating theatre, an optician's illuminated test chart and a 1960s' hairdresser's beehive dryer with perspex hood.
Lighting is very gloomy; the interior is very dark. The music is also very loud - the only other drinker on our Monday mid-evening visit asked the barman if he could turn it down.
Ales: three blank pumps, which I was informed had been mothballed in favour of the oh-so-fashionable 'beer wall tap'; so no real ale then.
I opted for a half of Laines IPA from keg which weighed in at a mighty £5.40 a pint (£2.70 a half). It was served in a wineglass.
The gloom, lack of atmosphere, lack of real ale, outrageous prices and loud music results in a pub which is really very poor and I shan't be returning. Fortunately the local Craft Beer Co. is just around the corner.

On 14th September 2016 - rating: 3
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Joker of Penton Street

The pub was surprisingly quiet on our Friday eve visit, six people in all, who had called in as a group to sample the craft beers, dispensed from taps from a wall behind the bar. The pub does have late licensing hours, 1am mid week and 3am on Fri and Sat nights, so maybe the pub fills up later on in the evening. There were two ales on handpump on our visit, so we went for the Laines 48 at £4.15 a pint, which was considerably dearer than Craft Islington, which is just on the next corner. Their craft beers on tap, were very pricey as one would expect for this area.

On 14th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Kings Cross, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 30 March 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 14 September 2016 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11:45pm
Monday5pm - 11:45pm
Tuesday5pm - 11:45pm
Wednesday5pm - 11:45pm
Thursday5pm - 11:45pm
Friday3pm - 3am
Saturday11am - 3am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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