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The Elk in the Woods, Islington - pub details

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Address: 37, Camden Passage, London, N1 8EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5222) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.2 miles), Highbury and Islington (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Essex Road (0.5 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.8 miles), Highbury & Islington (0.8 miles)

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I'm blind and went in today with my Guide Dog and a friend for lunch. The Manager herself refused to seat me because my Guide Dog was with me and accused me of being difficult. I explained the law and said that the Equality Act 2010 makes provision for Guide Dogs being allowed in public places like shops and restaurants, I also explained that the Institute of Environmental Health Professionals also confirms that Guide Dogs are allowed in restaurants. DONT EVER VISIT THIS RESTAURANT THE STAFF ARE TERRIBLE - YOU ARE ESPECIALLY UNWELCOME IF YOU ARE DISABLED

JohnDL - 20 Feb 2012 14:57
I agree with superyoungisland (Mar 2007). My experience is that the staff are pretty good but you can't describe this place as a pub, it opens for breakfast. I could pretty much guarantee whenever you go in here someone's eating a proper meal of some kind - that doesn't happen in pubs & bars (remember what your Mum said: crisps aren't a proper meal).
TinosTheBest - 29 May 2010 16:52
Wonderful looking pub which is completely wasted! Food was overpriced and fantastically bland (fish pie very boring) - how it manages to get booked up I don't know. Its pretty sad to see a nice pub in a good location failing to provide anything worth stopping for. If you like something sweet to finish your meal off, go across the road because the dessert menu is rubbish.
fairjudge - 28 Sep 2009 10:54
amazing food - if you don't book don't bother going though!
anonymous - 17 Oct 2007 18:04
S'posed to be a bar/restaurant.

Its not.

Its a restaurant with a waiting room attached.

The bar 'area' is a rediculous space as its simply tiny and you are only 'graced' with seating if people choose not to eat in this space i.e when the restaurant is full.

So, unless youre willing to fork out well over the odds for the average food, u'll be left propping up the awkward looking piece of concrete they call the bar.

on this bar is 3 taps - all without signage ( a pet hate). The choice you have is either san miguel or two spanish speciality lagers. The other choice is spanish lager in bottles.

I drank wine.

The staff are hit and miss so im not going to comment, it gets so confusing as to where you are/are not allowed to sit, I cant blame them for being scatty on occassion.

Shame because its one of my favourite interiors and would have great potential to be either a restaurant or a bar....but not both.
superyoungisland - 24 Mar 2007 18:58

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