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Famous Cock Tavern
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Address: 259 Upper St Islington, London, N1 1RU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 387) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Highbury and Islington (0.1 miles), Canonbury (0.6 miles), Holloway Road (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Highbury & Islington (0.1 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.5 miles), Essex Road (0.5 miles)

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Passable, busy pub that packs ‘em in (handy for a drink if going to the Highbury Garage). Good service even at times of maximum pressure.
mozzzzzz - 25 Nov 2011 10:54
Always pop in here after going to The Design Centre, beer always on good form on our visits and staff on the ball.
stroller - 30 Jul 2011 19:00
Ok, some real ale - I had a rather tired pint of Doom Bar but overall, Grim.
Dave_the_Bee - 21 Jul 2011 00:46
I usually try to find one or two distinctive features - either good or bad - in any pub I visit, but I really struggled here (but I suppose it is very handy for Highbury & Islington station). OK pint of Broadside, plus several other standard ales on handpump. Won't rush back.
rpadam - 17 Jun 2010 23:21
Me and some friends are cruising around places we visited pre-web. I worked at the Cock in 1987 (it wasn't famous then, and I can't figure what made it famous since) Me and a high school buddy landed there shortly after a change in management (we're Americans). We listened to the regulars lament the loss of the previous manager which happened just weeks before we got there...the guy we worked for was a real jerk. But back then it was a great neighborhood pub. The most famous thing that happened to us was Robert Plant was recording down the street and I got to serve him drinks a couple of times. Even though the guy I worked for was a jerk, I still had a great time. We lived above the pub and worked 5 1/2 days a week...but the regulars (mostly working class Irish) made it worth every minute.
joecrow67 - 26 Nov 2009 02:37

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