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The Prince Arthur, Old Street, N1

49 Brunswick Place
N1
N1 6EB
Phone: 02072532517
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Prince Arthur

This pub is in a bit of a mess.It's a small street corner boozer in an unpromising location and looks uncared for.The small interior looks like someone has just moved in with tressel tables stacked against a wall,some very rough and worn large tables and bench seating dominating the two bow windows and cheap curtaining hanging from the tracks and around the draught excluding front door rail.The lights were off on the keg taps and the lower back section despite retaining a small Victorian fireplace had a jumble of oversized furniture which made it look cluttered.Seating is advertised up on the first floor but this also serves as a function room and was being hired by a hen party.I didn't investigate so as to avoid being mistaken for a striptease artist.
The barmaid was friendly enough and the muzak was very good ,so maybe the vibe here is distressed chaos when I was expecting some pub charm.There is still a Shepherd Neame tie with Bishops Finger,Whitstable Bay and Spitfire Gold being served together with a guest in Kansas Avenue Brewing (Hydes) Zesty Jester which was decent enough.
If you want to avoid the interior,over the road there are some exterior benches but the view of social housing may limit their appeal.This pub is IMHO a missed opportunity,unless you appreciate disorder.

On 12th August 2018 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Prince Arthur

Tucked away on a back street. Bare boarded interior with a central bar. 4 real ales.

On 22nd September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Tris C left this review about The Prince Arthur

It's clear from the reviews below that this pub has had a bit of a makeover to take advantage of the area's ongoing gentrification. Gone is the scarlet Neame livery, replaced with a dark Georgian shade of green - very nice it looks too. I had thought that this was going to be a rough locals', given the blocks in the immediate vicinity, but the clients were a very mixed bunch. Some American City types, a couple of elderly sauced-up Irish locals and a pub weirdo, who engages all in conversation and who can't get the hint that some people don't want to talk.
The interior is split level and tiny. The pot shelf is shrouded in hops and furniture is very rustic modern and intentionally so. Above at least one table there are now some giant industrial lights and a pew seat which had cushions made from South American coffee bean sacks!
My half of Spitfire Gold (£2.00) was very decent and sensibly priced; the barmaid was very nice too.
I'd come here again, but perhaps the drunken locals should be given the heave-ho. Then I'll give it a higher mark.

On 26th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Old Street, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Hoxton, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Prince Arthur, N1
12th Aug 2018, 10:37
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
22nd Sep 2017, 17:30
Review submitted by hondo .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Darts : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 September 2017 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 August 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 September 2008 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2017 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs down stairs. - last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
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