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Address: 1 Arlington Way, London, EC1R 1XA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25902) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.2 miles), Farringdon (0.7 miles), Barbican (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.7 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.8 miles), London Kings Cross (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 20 users)
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Harlequin, City (0.1 miles), Cafe Med, Angel, Islington (0.1 miles), Old Red Lion, Islington (0.1 miles), Queen Boadicea, Clerkenwell (0.1 miles), Fountain, Islington (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs


user reviews of the Shakespeare's Head, Islington

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5 most recent reviews of 19 shown - see all reviews

Very nice place, staff and locals all very friendly. I go there for a lunchtime pint and always enjoy my visit.
GavinMcClean - 19 Jan 2018 12:29
Great pub.Was in here yesterday for the first time.From the outside ,it looks the type of pub that you would walk past and go somewhere else.Couldn't be more different on the inside.Cracking friendly pub that seems to have a decent amount of locals.Typical old school Clerkenwell.Courage best was top drawer as well
tottenhamsean - 29 Jun 2015 10:25
Very friendly staff, very reasonably priced. Not the best for ales, but great lager selection and pricing. Nice outdoor space out the back.
max89 - 4 Aug 2013 16:15
If an ale is too bad, I take it back, but the Courage Best passes the grade here (just).

I'm surprised at the lack of comment about this one, having just seen a comment from me dating back two years.
Planner_21 - 31 Aug 2012 16:46
This pub's real ale is consistently and unspeakably bad. (Abbot and Courage Best). How the landlord can keep serving up acetified, oxidised, stale, and over-warm beers which are routinely rejected by discerning drinkers is amazing.

If you're at Sadlers Wells and need a pint, go to the Harlequin just a few metres further down the street.
Tony_L - 30 Jul 2012 11:15

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