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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed and possibly permanently according to CAMRA.

William IV, Hoxton, N1

7 Shepherdess Walk
N1
N1 7QE
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Tris C left this review about William IV

20th April 2016.

Largely as described below, this pub's interior is less ghostly grey than it was when I last visited about 6 years ago. There's some but not as much. The furniture is basic and tables are large which militates against intimacy. Four pumps with only two on: Timothy Taylor's Landlord at a very reasonable - for the area - £4.05 a pint and decent it was too. Also available was Greene King's Marmalade On Toast; the name is somewhat self-explanatory.
This pub isn't too bad but the awful pounding reggae soundtrack's bass line was making me feel ill - it was like being at the Notting Hill Carnival. Also somewhat ominous was the projector for TV sports. We left and made our way to the much improved Eagle around the corner.

19th October 2016.

A return visit and although the pounding reggae wasn't on, the place had virtually all the lights out giving the initial impression that it was closed. Amid the gloom we spotted a silhouette so realised that if this was a customer, then the pub must be open. The barman was slumped in a chair by the lavatory and got up to serve us. The only ale choice was Landlord which had rocketed in price to £4.50 a pint which is outrageous for the area and wasn't great; four pumps were unused.
I wonder if this pub is being run down as a prelude to closing, as the Eagle and Wenlock Arms were doing a fine trade at this hour.

Score reduced from 4 to 3.

On 19th October 2016 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about William IV

A rather strange mixture of upmarket and basic, with a light 'distressed' colour scheme and a right mix of dark furniture within the square main bar. Another room upstairs (not visited). Young clientele. Four of five handpumps on, offering Harveys, ELB Jamboree and two from Hackney - Bitter (£3.50) and American Pale Ale. Overall, not really my kind of place but pleasant enough.

On 5th March 2014 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about William IV

Very bland interior to this one room pub.4 handpumps but only one beer on a very average Harveys -Sussex best but there again does it get above average in other pubs.Very quiet on my visit but dj equipment set up in the corner so maybe gets busy later.

On 4th January 2014 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Old Street, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hoxton, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Essex Road, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for William IV, N1
14th Sep 2020, 19:32
Request to mark pub as closed by Tris C approved
 
14th Sep 2020, 19:15
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Other: Closed and possibly permanently according to CAMRA.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Jazz Sundays. - last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 September 2009 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Tris C
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