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The Lady Mildmay, Newington Green, N1

92 Mildmay Park
N1 4PR
Phone: 02072496430
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Tris C left this review about The Lady Mildmay

Date of Review: 3rd October 2017.

Situated in leafy Newington Green on the Islington and Hackney border, this is a very high ceilinged mid-Victorian pub - currently named after another Lady Mildmay in the locality which closed around 20 years ago - originally called The Clarendon Hotel then Palms and Liszt, next The Nobody Inn thereafter back to The Clarendon before being named The Dissenting Academy prior to gaining its current name last year.
The interior is L-shaped with a central bar, white walls and dark brown lacquered wood with t 'n' g panelling to around shoulder height and matching brown ceiling with some attractive cornicing and one ornate ceiling rose. The floor is bare boarded and the overall impression is one of being very stripped out - though not industrial - and devoid of décor; there's an open kitchen, all ensuring that acoustics are very poor and none too comfy; a bit soulless. Furniture is generally of the old school style with some Chesterfields to the rear and an upright piano being the only concession to music and there are two unused fireplaces, one attractive and metal and one very beautiful and marble. Customers are solidly middle-class and generally young; some couples dined with babies, the food being more gastro than most with a menu influenced by food from countries such as France, Italy and Spain.
Ales: a milk stout, three pumps not clocked and Meridian Pale Ale at £2.00 a half and utterly bland.
In the main this is a nice pub but could benefit from some décor (not least to soak up the noise) and a more beefy ale. Combined with The Cellars and The Alma, this makes for a nice trio to visit.

Originally Rated: 5.


A return last night and this pub has bedded in well, my last visit undertaken just after another refit. I'm not sure if the piano was still there and the poncey prints have gone. The pub is also far less food-orientated than before; there's still food obviously, it just isn't so obvious and for the better.
The interior is still the same (see photo) but it now has a more pubby vibe, with an older crowd and stolid ale drinkers too. There's now a real cider along with four pumps dispensing Hammerton's N7, ELB's Foundation and Pale with Five Points XPA, both charged at a pre-plague price of £4.70 and both on great form.
This is now really something of a must-visit for N1 and I'd have no problem popping in again if passing. Score increased accordingly.

On 11th September 2021 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Lady Mildmay

This is a large, heavily modernised pub on the South East corner of Newington Green. You're greeted on entering by a huge, open interior with high ceilings and bar floorboards which make it very echoey throughout. Whilst the pub has been opened out as much as is possible, its complex shape means that discernible separate rooms can be identified. The front room for example, is an awkward, irregular shape with an L-shaped bar counter on the back wall and a couple of seating areas off to either side. Large windows dominate the wall space, meaning decor is limited to a few blackboards listing various food and drink options, plus a scattering of somewhat dull photos. Standard tables and chairs line the perimeter each side of the bar and these are, rather uninspiringly, the only seating options in what is a pretty big space all told. The bar has a nice dark wood counter and modern white tile bar back that seems to fit well with the general modern, family-friendly feel the pub is seemingly aiming for. Past the right side of the bar, the pub runs back into a rear room, passing a kitchen serving area and nice stone fireplace on the way before emerging into another large seating area . Here you''ll find lots more standard seating, another nice fireplace, some retro posters and an upright piano, but on a relatively quiet mid-week evening, the room felt a little cut-off from the rest of the pub. There are some attractive ceiling decorations throughout the pub and I can't recall seeing any TV screens or hearing any piped music.
There are five handpulls on the bar, one of which was out of action with a 'Coming Soon' clip for a Hammerton beer on it, leaving a choice of four ales - Twickenham redhead, Animal Gribbit, Redemption Big Chief and XT3. The Big Chief was served to me by a very friendly barmaid who was part of an small efficient team, and set me back £4.20. It was in good shape and I was planning on staying for another before I discovered there was another decent sounding pub nearby which I went to check out instead.
I liked this place and thought that it just about held its own in the face of a pretty heavy handed refurbishment. The service was the stand-out for me, but the four interesting beers in good condition was a big positive and I can imagine with a bit more of a crowd, the pub could generate a pleasant atmosphere.

On 23rd July 2018 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Lady Mildmay

A nice pub with maybe a slight nod toward the gastro.The wooden floor ,white walls and burgundy ceiling and window frames give a modern feel yet manages to maintain its pubbiness.
There were three beers on,Twickenham Naked Ladies,Sambrook's Junction and Stod Fold Blonde.
I tried the Twickenham beer which turned out to be hazy and not tasting to good,it was changed with good grace and an apology,the clip was immediately turned around which is always good to see, my replacement in the Stod Fold was excellent.Its a pleasant pub.

On 2nd May 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Dalston Kingsland, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Canonbury, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Dalston Junction, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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11th Sep 2021, 21:22
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11th Sep 2021, 18:27
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 50p per pint, includes real cider - last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 7:30 - last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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