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The Horatia, N7

100 Holloway Road
N7
N7 8JE
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Tris C left this review about Horatia

This was originally the Lord Nelson, and given its current name in 2010, which refers to the good admiral’s daughter, Horatia - a bit like Nigel Lawson and his daughter today then, though whether Horatia could cook is not known.
This is a corner pub situated on the melee that is Holloway Road, under new management since 2013. Externally it’s quite grand with some fine details and pink granite pilasters; a Truman’s sign bracket can still be seen.
Inside, things have improved since the Google images were compiled in 2011: gone is the mauve paint (now white) and the chintzy furniture. Happily, the lovely tilework rendition of Nelson by the door has been retained – it reminded me of the one in the Washington, NW3. Gone too is the enormous TV showing vintage films. The smell of barbecue sauce has arrived, which made me feel hungry as I’d not eaten all day.
It’s a split-level interior, fenced off by balusters. Some ugly ductwork snakes across the ceiling but I’ve seen worse. The area to the rear would appear to be more of a lounge. There are a couple of iron structural columns with ornate capitals, some wood panelling and a modern bare boarded floor, but it’s untreated and wearing in well. The bar is wood-topped and matchboard fronted, lit by hanging lamps above with sizeable metal shades. Further lighting is supplied by modest Victorian-style chandeliers. Furniture is conventional and there’s also an upright piano. Otherwise, décor is minimal and music is muted.
Despite our mid-week arrival, the place was very full. Not rammed or heaving, but certainly doing a roaring trade with a mainly younger crowd, perhaps students from the nearby London Met (table football is available to the rear); the pub boasts a capacity of 300.
Ales: friendly and swift service, pumping out Hogsback’s TEA, Hammerton’s N1 and Five Points Pale which was much appreciated after a night on the Pride, though it was a bit of a banker-buster at £4.80 a pint.
Far better than expected, this isn’t a bad place at all – I’d come here again if in the mood for something a little livelier though probably not on a Friday or Saturday. Despite the prices, the decent selection of ale and quality are an incentive, though the hard surfaces and enthusiastic customers mean that this doesn’t qualify as a quiet pub. It may too be one to avoid when the local football team is playing.
One more thing: has management not checked its website? The name on the schematic of the pub is missing the second A, spelled The Hortia…

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about Horatia

Large open plan bare boarded and split level interior. 2 real ales. Tiled picture of Nelson in one corner.

On 26th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about Horatia

The Horatia is a decent looking pub situated towards the bottom end of Holloway Road.
Once inside there is an oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is on the left side and the floor is bare boarded,there is a raised area to the front right,the seating is normal tables and chairs.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Adnams Ghost Ship,which went down very well,the other real ale was Doom Bar.
There was decent background music playing and the TV to the rear was showing sky sports football updates.
I was happy enough having a drink in this pub.

Pub visited 25/2/2017

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Drayton Park, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Horatia, N7
31st Mar 2018, 09:10
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
31st Mar 2018, 01:02
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - American-orientated. - last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 April 2017 by Alan Winfield
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 31 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 April 2018 by Komakino .
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