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The Islington, N1

1 Tolpuddle Street
N1
N1 0XT
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Quinno _ left this review about The Islington

A pretty soulless bar with scrubbed floor, white walls and no creature comforts, including toilets that were sopping wet and reeking of urine. A singular redundant handpump at the bar meant it was either bottled beers at the bar or 2x keg Redchurch beers - IPA at a ludicrous £5.50 a pint and the Big Beast at a monstrous £7.50pp. The venue hosts live music and that was the reason I was here – I certainly wouldn’t make any effort to reappear otherwise and it's the only reason it scores above a 2.

On 15th May 2017 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about The Islington

By all historic accounts, this isn't actually a purpose built pub, albeit one re(built) in the 1930s but a modern bar conversion that has undergone a multitude of name changes over its short life.
This is a small place with an older Islingtonite (thankfully not Corbynite) clientele that was quiet on our late Tuesday evening visit, though I imagine it may get more full and with younger people come Fridays and Saturdays. This is certainly more of a style bar than pub with a bare boarded floor, conventional furniture and some gingham tablecloths and filament bulbs. It comes across as being quite continental, let down by the multi-coloured lights which resemble a 1970s' school disco. Muted Bowie played over the stereo and the place has not just a disabled WC but also three gent's cubicles - result!
The L-shaped frontage opens out with some tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavement. This affords a wonderful and expansive view of wildebeest crossing the Serengeti - I mean the Sainsbury's car park, opposite.
Ales: some craft stuff from the Brooklyn Brewery and Big Hug Brewing's Hibernation White IPA at a mighty £3.00 for a half. Still, it was much appreciated, chilled and refreshing on a warm and balmy night.
We really quite liked this place. Not as much as proprietor(?) Elliot Mart (below), but this place is certainly better than the Joker of Penton Street around the corner. If only they introduced a couple of real ales and ditched the kiddie lighting...

On 16th September 2016 - rating: 5
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Elliot Mart left this review about The Islington

My first time at The Islington yesterday. Brooklyn Brewery on draught is a nice touch along with the other Craft brews such as Harviestoun and Goose Island. Bartenders are friendly and informal, Leather couches make me want to curl up with a good book and drink the afternoon away! The best part? This place is only improving as the owners are prepping for a large outdoor seated area come the summer months. If things go according to plan, this place will be competing with the established favourites quicker than you can ask for a Erdinger Weissbrau. A new and welcome addition. Highly recommended.

On 12th March 2013 - rating: 9
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 16 September 2016 by Tris C
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