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The Jolly Sisters, Lower Holloway, N7

95 Bride Street
N7
N7 8AX
Phone: 02076094579
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Tris C left this review about The Jolly Sisters

Indeed, a pub has probably always been this building’s current use, rather than being a conversion as it’s listed as existing here by at least 1850 when the street was probably built. It was a Whitbread’s house, originally known as the New Queen’s Head until acquiring its current name in 1999.
A first in here the other day, to a pub that is only a few hundred yards east of where my grandparents and ten children lived in the 1930s and ’40; I suppose this would have been one of the locals where my grandad drowned his sorrows.
There’s a bit of brewers’ Tudor to the exterior and this theme continues inside with white paint punctuated by rough beams, painted black. The interior is quite small though there’s a larger room to the rear away from the main bar. Furniture is very simple, with claret-coloured swag curtains and a rather dilapidated pale plastic laminate floor. One item of note is an integrated panel of harlequinesque leaded and stained glass, bearing the Whitbread deer’s head trademark. There’s a hurling stick above the bar along with some shamrockery which hints at an Irish flavour; the friendly landlord is indeed Irish. There were a few maudlin locals in on our lunchtime visit – this is very much a locals’ pub, none of whom seemed remotely interested in immersing themselves in the exhilaration taking place on the TV in the form of golf. No ales, of course, so plumped for a Foster’s at £1.85 a half.
This is an interesting little community hub, a throwback to at least the 1950s. I wish it and its customers well, but can’t envisage a return visit, not least because I’m far too young for this type of place.

On 25th May 2018 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Jolly Sisters

In some ways this is a charming little pub, little being the operative word. When I dropped in here on Sunday I was informed that Spurs had gone 3-0 up, and conscious of my proximity to the Emirates staidum I tentatively enquired whether that was a good thing or not. There was a jovial bunch of well oiled regulars in here watching the football who didn’t take my uncertainty amiss, and one even offered me one of his crab sticks.

This looks like a house conversion that’s been given the brewer’s Tudor look on the exterior, and the so-called brewer’s rustic inside with black beams on the walls and ceilings interspersed with white-painted false rough walls. There are a few tables and chairs, but no room for much more. On the back wall there’s a dartboard, with a shelf near it bearing sporting – darts presumably – trophies.

Unfortunately there’s no real ale – just keg John Smith’s and keg smoothflow GK IPA. There was no sign of any food on Sunday afternoon. This is a friendly backstreet locals’ boozer, but the lack of any real ale would deter me from making a return visit.

On 25th August 2014 - rating: 5
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J R left this review about The Jolly Sisters

The information we were given about this pub is that it was built pre - 1850 originally as a Whitbreads' ale house. It was extended upon over the years and became a pub known as the 'New Queen's Head' in reference to Queen Victoria. It was closed around 1995 and reopened in 1999 as a freehold called the 'Jolly Sisters'. It is run as a traditional friendly family run local (interest declared) off the beaten track and almost hidden away. The pub is not far from the Emirates Stadium. In a bid to keep old pub traditions going it has 3 darts teams that play weeknights (ladies, mixed, men) and dominoes played Friday and Saturday nights.

On 10th May 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Pavement seating. - last updated 25 August 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 August 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 August 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 August 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Tris C
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