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Submitted on Saturday, 5th February 2011
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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
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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
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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
[User has posted 1238 recommendations about 1232 pubs]


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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
28th Sep 2017, 08:21
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27th Sep 2017, 22:39
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 September 2009 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 November 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 September 2009 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 12 September 2009 by Will Larter
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