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The Kings, Islington, N1

59 Essex Road
N1
N1 2SF
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custodian 42 left this review about The Kings

Nothing of any interest in this place - will not be returning.

On 19th January 2017 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1671 pubs]


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Tris C left this review about The Kings

This is a surprisingly downmarket pub given the area, just the sort of place I would avoid. I couldn't see a barman but I could see a fruit machine, live sport, mouthy girls, gel-haired boys and no real ale.

As there was no barman and no beer, after a 5-minute wait I left.

On 22nd March 2016 - rating: 2
[User has posted 996 recommendations about 981 pubs]


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Roger Button left this review about The Kings Head

The Kings Head (that appears to have been lopped off in the page title) is a pretty basic no thrills pub which has fortunately remained relatively unscathed from any fancy makeovers or trendy seating invasions. At the front is a small raised area with fireplace and window seats to gaze at the passing traffic and to the rear is an extended area with stone floors, some ancient looking exposed brickwork, dart board and jukebox. There are a few TVs dotted around geared towards sports and the piped radio music wasn't too intrusive. A spacious patio garden with gazebo caters for warmer days and smokers. The beer selection is unfortunately very mundane with no ales available on my recent trip (Pride clip was reversed) and just standard kegs / lagers. Prices appeared to be below the average for the area. The pubs lack of pretence and footie and darts approach give it a bit of a down market feel but in places like Islington it can be a breath of fresh air among a tide of ubiquitous chain pubs and lounge bars. When I worked in the area several years ago I only gave the Kings Head the occasional fleeting visit and whilst there isn't anything adverse about the place, there are far better pubs around if you know where to look.

On 30th October 2009 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Essex Road, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings, N1
2nd Nov 2020, 18:35
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved
 
2nd Nov 2020, 17:50
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Noted as open on passing last night - CAMRA confirms.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 6 p.m. - last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Friday - last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 November 2020 by ROB Camra
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