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The Lexington, N1

96-98 Pentonville Road
N1
N1 9JB
Phone: 02078375371
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Quinno _ left this review about The Lexington

Here for a gig upstairs so didn’t spend much time in the main bar. In a nutshell; very high ceiling, soft muted sodium style lighting, many curtains, red and cream flock wallpaper (described on WhatPub as ‘bordello baroque’) – some will hate it, I quite liked it. Four pumps apologetically tucked away at the far right end of the long bar. Three on with a decent selection from Redemption, Hammerton and Sambrooks. I went for the Hammerton N7 which was in decent shape (NBSS 3). The venue upstairs is pretty good, the bar downstairs is decent also. So a fair bet if you are traversing between Angel and KCX and certainly one of the nicer small music venues in London.

On 20th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Lexington

A large street corner Victorian pub,better known as a live music venue.The ground floor is open plan with a ticket booth immediately to the right on entering with stairs leading to the entertainment.There is lots of wood panelling,a very high ceiling and a good looking bar running the full length of the opposite side.A table football machine,an upright piano and a raised mixing desk are all evident,while a small gallery runs above floor level to one side.Every wooden table has a tea light,the chandelier gives out a murky light,while the presence of a stuffed eagle,goat's skull and antlers completes the gothic scene,embellished by flock wallpaper.
At the bar there were 4 handpumps but with three clips reversed on a Friday evening at 6pm,leaving hobsons choice of GK Rockin' Rudolph which was declined.There are 6 craft keg taps from which I chose Lagunitas IPA which tasted good but £3 the half was exorbitant.Another 5 keg taps had the usual multinational dross.
A better real ale range would have resulted in a higher mark,I got the impression that isn't a priority here.

On 29th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Lexington

Technically a first for us in what was originally the Belvidere Tavern (note alternative spelling), a late 18th century pub rebuilt in its current guise in 1876 and given its current name in 2008. It would seem that nothing has changed in the almost exactly two years since the last review.
Appealing primarily to the affluent students who occupy the huge twin blocks further down Pentonville Road, indeed the grand distressed interior remains as do the swag curtains, flock wallpaper, bare wood panelled ceiling, chandelier, old upright piano, table football, guns, horned skulls, dark wood, black lacquered floor and raised DJ pulpit to the rear which seems to be of some vintage, given the style of wood used in its construction. There's also the very retro flame effect fire occupying the original fireplace, though fat lot of good it did on this cold evening, not helped by the pub door frequently being open. I'm also not sure if the jukebox is simply decorative as loudish music played but it was switched off. Furniture is eclectic being mainly traditional old school with some chrome and ply office chairs. There was also a projector screen, retracted, which doesn't bode well for the traditionalist and the lavatories open directly into the pub which isn't exactly a plus.
The few customers were certainly young with further arrivals making their way directly upstairs for what must have been a late night gig.
The last time we came here we walked out as the barman ignored us. This time, despite being the only customers bar one, the barman chatted away to the customer before deigning to acknowledge us.
Ales: one unused pump, Caledonian's Deuchars (clip reversed), Sambrook's American Red Ale and a generic Session Ale at £4.40 a pint and very dull.
On balance this isn't a bad pub: improve the service and get some more imaginative beers in and it would be a decent stop, with marks raised accordingly (5.5). The minimum 2.00 am licence is also plus.

On 12th December 2017 - rating: 6
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20th Dec 2019, 18:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 December 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 5 - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger-orientated. - last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - No disable WC, music venue up stairs. - last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
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