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Thornhill Arms
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Address: 148 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8013) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations King's Cross St. Pancras (0.4 miles), Angel (0.5 miles), Euston Square (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations London Kings Cross (0.3 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.4 miles), London St Pancras (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 10 users)
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user reviews of the Thornhill Arms, Islington

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This was my first ever visit to the pub. First impression was that the landlord was very friendly as were the other members of staff who were sitting customer side of the bar as it was very quiet. Contrary to other posters, the pub had Brakspears on handpull (of which I had a pint and which was fine), there was also a London Pride hand pump, though the clip was turned and was not available. The lunchtime menu is standard fare (all day breakfast, scampi etc.) and pretty cheap. I had a fish finger sandwich which was fine, and at 4.50 was great value. All in all a pleasant visit on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime.
BothamsAshes - 12 Apr 2011 14:55
Enjoyed a pleasant if drunken evening in here on NY Night watching the darts and having a good bit of banter with the cheery locals! Hiya Mikey & Gemma, its the drunken Scotsman here (that might not narrow it down too much)!
BEEFY71 - 7 Jan 2011 12:56
Gutted!!! Went in this pub the other Saturday and despite the good looking local boozer appearance on the outside it is yet another identikit pub with a gastro type interior, candles and mindless commercial house being pumped out loudly. The most unbelievable part was last orders being 10pm!!!!!! Luckely, there was only about 6 people in there, which is all you need to know about a pub 5 mins from Kings X on a Saturday night.
conflictuk - 21 May 2009 17:17
This is the best pub in the area by far. The staff are spot on and the Landlords know what they are doing.
gingerprincess - 25 May 2007 21:46
I recently revisited this pub after a gap of a few years to find it almost unrecognizable from the old fashioned traditional boozer it once was. These days it has been given a more modern makeover that gives the pub a more up market appearance although to be fair it does not seem to have lost its community roots. The wooden floor is well trodden and the dartboard, 2 plasma screens and several fruit machines seem at odds with the settees, leather sofas, potted plants, fireplace and candlelit tables. It feels more like a lounge bar than a local community pub. The island bar itself in particular looks very open and bare with very few taps to be found given the expanse of bar surface. Disappointingly they have no Real ales, just the usual mass production lagers and kegs. Some things have not changed in that it is still a Gooner stronghold and there are lots of Arsenal pictures, signed shorts, banners etc on show. I am not sure whether the makeover is really to my taste and there are sadly very few pubs in the area that have escaped either transition to Irish theme pubs or trendy refurbishments. I would have thought that this place would have been one of the few pubs that resisted the temptation.
RogerB - 26 Jan 2007 13:27

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