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The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, N1

26 Wenlock Road
N1
N1 7TA
Phone: 02076083406
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Tris C left this review about The Wenlock Arms

Taking its name from the adjacent Wenlock Basin, this was the tap for the eponymous brewery, long closed and demolished. CAMRA's North London Pub of the Year 2017, my first visit to this Georgian - just - pub was made about eight years ago when it was inexplicably out of the GBG from 2010 until 2015, though in my opinion the beer was great. What wasn't so great was the appalling grot: a pot shelf where glasses hadn't been cleaned since the pub was built and the terrible lavatories; the barmaid, who I think was a co-landlord, wasn't the most welcoming of people either; the old custodians having long moved on.
A third return visit and of course there's more real ale, real cider and perry and keg options than you can shake a stick at, which of course is what makes this pub so well-known in what is an otherwise rather dreary N1 Hackney/Islington hinterland. This is still a place that attracts an extremely mixed and at some times boisterous crowd presided over by friendly staff. What baffles the most is the ultra-modern men's lavatories. As mentioned below, two urinals and a basin in what is in effect a cupboard under the stairs; where is the gent's cubicle?
Music played at a sensible level and a dartboard was on display; hot bar snacks though not conventional food was available. My half of Purity's Longhorn IPA was naturally on excellent form and at £2.10 a half, good value for the area.
This is of course a drinker's Mecca (forgive the obvious contradiction), and is worth a substantial detour to get here.

On 17th August 2018 - rating: 8
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john gray left this review about The Wenlock Arms

Not quite as basic as it used to be and now nicely done up.Still seems to be quiet on my visits.Good selection of cask beers.Salopian -choir porter was good.New micro brewery in the basement so worth a return visit.

On 27th December 2016 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Wenlock Arms

Quite a basic pub but it does it's job serving good beer. 10 real ales and "craft keg" served. Real fire was a bonus on a cold night.

On 20th November 2016 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Old Street, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Essex Road, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Hoxton, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Wenlock Arms, N1
17th Aug 2018, 20:10
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
27th Jul 2018, 18:47
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Child Friendly : Yes - No under 21s after 7.00 pm. - last updated 05 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Hot bar snacks/sandwiches. - last updated 26 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 March 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Jazz - Thursday - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 July 2013 by moby duck
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 14 July 2010 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 March 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 November 2016 by hondo .
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Last inspected: June 9th 2015
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