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Requested be closed with reason - Temporary: Spotted close last couple of times passing and noted on their website they are currently closed for “construction”. Assume will reopen as same venue but would mark as temporary closure to save anyone the trek!!

The Marquis, N16

48 Stoke Newington Road
N16
N16 7XJ
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Tris C left this review about The Marquis

Reviewed as The Marquis of Lansdowne:

A former Charrington’s pub built in 1851 and fairly typical of this type of slightly anodyne corner style with some pink granite pilasters with ornate capitals and egg and dart cornice by way of exterior decoration.
Inside and it’s largely downhill from the above. The pub is a rather dull grunge colour with no discernible original décor apart from Charrington’s windows and possibly the long field panelled bar running down the righthand side, beneath which is a dented and slightly bent tarnished brass footrail. The floor is modern parquet herringbone and is very worn with dark patches where the varnish has worn away. Furniture is very mismatched with at least one table having graffiti scratched into the top; the overall effect is of a pub which is really a bit scruffy though I had yet to visit the loos. There’s a pool table to dominate the rear and Euro 2020 bunting was in abundance along with BT Sports footie flyers. On high, there’s an Anaglypta ceiling rubbing shoulders with ugly air handling ductwork. Music played at an acceptable level though there were a couple of flashing games machines and multiple TVs, off. The lavs weren’t quite the worst encountered, but I’ve never seen so much graffiti in my life; I could barely see the walls. Customers seem to be rather studenty types and single males.
Ales: there was a sea of illuminated chrome founts then three ales, unchanged for four years, being Pride (off), Tribute (off) and Ghost Ship (an obscene £5.40) which was though very drinkable.
This pub warrants a ‘3’ for serving me a decent pint – at a price – but otherwise this is really a bit of a sorry place so we won’t be returning.

On 9th June 2021 - rating: 3

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A return visit the other night and with an abbreviation of name, comes a makeover.
The walls are now deep sea green with a black ceiling. Furniture is trendy tubular steel stuff to the front of the pub but with the loss of the pool table comes some makeshift partitions to the rear to create a snug of sorts, with a fireplace, pot plants and more conventional furniture. There are now trendy white lamps above the bar which otherwise seems largely unchanged; I think the ugly games machine may have gone. What has certainly changed though is the loos which were some of the worst I’d ever seen, but even the new ones are starting to attract graffiti. Customers are an improvement over the Swampy lookalikes that formerly graced the place, though are young hipsters in the making, all studiously ignoring the massive projector screen showing the football, its blinding light ruining the atmosphere; even the mini snug had its own TV which the canoodling couple ignored.
A real cider in the form of Duddas Tun, the ale choice is now an improvement, sensibly sourced locally with ELB’s Quadrant and Cowcatcher at a very reasonable £2.40 and well served.
This pub is certainly a big improvement on the previous incarnation, but it’s really not very homely and the all-dominating sports’ TVs ruin the ambience, so I still don’t see a reason to return, so the score goes up only half a point.

Rated 3.5.

On 11th October 2022 - rating: 3
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Pub SignMan left this review about Marquis Of Lansdowne

This was a bit of a lucky dip visit, having arrived a little too early for a gig at the nearby Shacklewell Arms, but I’m not entirely convinced it was worth the detour. It’s an open plan pub on the main Stoke Newington Road with a very scuffed parquet floor and a long dark wood servery along the right hand wall. The bar is surprisingly characterless except for a fridge set in the centre of the bar back with the pub’s name above, topped off by a nice dark wood capital. A single row of small tables runs through the centre of the room whilst sofas have been arranged under the front windows and standard tables and chairs hug the left hand wall. Windows to the left are obscured by frosted panes with green Charrington’s-style banding. There is an old porch in the front left corner, now blocked up and looking a bit neglected – surely they can do something constructive with this space. Beyond the bar, the room is dominated by a pool table, but it’s worth a look back here for the nice tiled fireplace to the left and smart old dresser to the right. A high lincrusta ceiling painted in plain colours rounds out the decor and there were several TV screens around the room all turned off whilst a cheesy rock soundtrack, possibly courtesy of the pub jukebox, played away.
You never really know what to expect on the beer-front with such lucky dip visits, but there were two beers on the go – Adnams Ghost Ship and St Austell Tribute – and a third recently gone off – Fullers London Pride. Ghost Ship is always a risky purchase, as so many places seem to keep it poorly, but I plumped for a pint regardless and wished I hadn’t, as it was lifeless and too warm (although the weather had been very hot in the run up to this visit). A pint set me back £4.60, so I wasn’t best pleased with the lack of conditioning.
This seems like a very functional pub that serves a content bunch of locals and the occasional passing hipster, but didn’t really have a great deal to offer the casual visitor. It is certainly a lot better than many of the faux-trendy bars you can find in this part of town, but I can think of many other local pubs I would rather return to ahead of this one.

On 27th July 2017 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about Marquis Of Lansdowne

As described below. 2 real ales.

On 23rd March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Dalston Kingsland, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Dalston Junction, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Rectory Road, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Marquis, N16
23rd Mar 2024, 08:44
Request to mark pub as closed by David Walton approved
 
23rd Mar 2024, 08:41
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by David Walton, with included notes: Temporary: Spotted close last couple of times passing and noted on their website they are currently closed for “construction”. Assume will reopen as same venue but would mark as temporary closure to save anyone the trek!!

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza deal only. - last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport. - last updated 09 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 October 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 March 2014 by hondo .
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