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Nobody Inn, Newington Green

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I lived in Islington back in day...used to pop to The Nobody of an evening; and there was nobody in !!!!!!!!!
DanielNortonSmith - 3 Jan 2016 17:47
This pub has been revamped and renamed it's now called the dissenting assembly which is named after the nearby unitarian church ,stupid name for a pub if you ask me. They sell Dark Star Hophead and King's Lanes ale .
mr.toes.5_ - 30 Sep 2012 01:59
Clarence_Beeks has it sussed. It wasn't exactly charismatic before, but it's even blander now. Looks like someone with no idea of the pub trade has had an input here.

Ales are decent, but if I want ales in a dull lifeless room, I'd go to Wetherspoons.
Planner_21 - 24 Apr 2012 13:56
This pub has been revamped as "The Clarendon", which is perhaps a reversion to its original name ("The Clarendon Arms"?), I'm not sure. I've been in a couple of times recently and found it quite pleasant (I say pleasant because it was on the quiet side and I don't like heaving, noisy pubs).

They have a decent selection of ales and ciders on hand-pump (mainly Dark Star beers and Weston's ciders, but with a guest ale - Alton's Pride on the most recent occasion). My beer (Dark Star Hophead on both visits) was very good. Prices a little on the expensive side (£3.50 per pint) but typical for the area. Service very friendly. They also do Thai food, but haven't tried that.
beermann - 11 Feb 2012 11:35
can someone tell me what has happened to the nobody inn!!!? where have all the tvs gone? the girls behind the bar? the stools by the bar? who's the new owner a thai person!!? and the name sucks it should now be called the nobody cause there really isn't anyone in there!!
a shame its had its pub qualities taken out. wont be going back unless i want a lifeless night hahah... rating -3
trigger11 - 28 Jan 2012 17:55
This has just been done up and is now called the Clarendon. For a while it looked as though they were spending quite a bit on the refurb but I can't see what's changed. Same uninspiring ales, they're still doing Thai Food (pubs that do Thai Food should have their licenses revoked imo) they've got the classic 'pub carpet' and the furniture is revolting.

The staff all wear matching uniforms.

Why have they bothered?

I'll give it 6 months.
Clarence_Beeks - 19 Nov 2011 16:32
The quizzes only happen on Thursdays now, at 8pm. I just phoned them to check.
bdsl - 7 Aug 2011 15:36
Pretty uninspiring selection of ales (Doombar, Tribute, Summer Lightning) served by a pleasant enough but clueless East European barmaid. She used the frisky Dutch Heineken method of topping up using a half pint glass. It didn't contribute to the condition of what was a poor pint of Tribute - yet another barely drinkable offering from a GBG entry. The place round the corner served me a far better pint.
anonymous - 27 May 2011 23:03
Decent pub with a nice atmosphere and good beer. The night I went it felt as though the two halves - locals watching footy on one side, low sofas and candles on the other - really melded, but it didn't help that the sofa side was reserved but hardly anyone had turned up yet.
KathS - 5 Apr 2011 14:48
Popped in for a pint during a quiet Friday afternoon and was very pleasantly suprised by the quality of the ale and the welcome. The opening of the Overground make this area accessible to me and my Ungerdgound drinking buddies. We intend to return...
dagenhamdave - 4 Mar 2011 20:53
Very disappointing. Went along for New Years Day drinks with some local friends, bought an ale for me and a water for my 17y/o son. Sat down and chatted for a while, some other friends turned up and then a sour faced bar-woman came and asked my son for id.

I pointed out the fact of him drinking water but she insisted we leave straight away. I drank my pint in a couple of gulps but it tasted very sour. Very poor pub experience in my opinion, I don't think I'll be drinking there again. New Years Day, all very well behaved and asked to leave the pub. W*nkers.
Paulie_Tandoori - 1 Jan 2011 20:54
Was an ok pub when visited it not many people in, they should really consider changing the name of the pub because most of the time I have been in it lives up to it's name!
imp123 - 9 Apr 2010 11:32
This is a great pub. Mags runs a tight ship and has some of the friendliest bar staff in London. She also keeps the ale in great condition (usually Tribute or Pride plus a guest).

The St George's beer festival was a great success and they had a great choice of ale on.
Jesus_drinks_Broadside - 2 May 2009 12:43
I have to disagree with many of these recent comments. I was in the pub last night to watch Holland play Italy and it was packed with a cracking atmosphere. in addition, they now do Thai food in the Black orchid thai Kitchen which I assume is the same operator as does the food at the John baird in Muswell Hill. A cracking pub that even has Cobra on draught!!!
wolfie - 11 Jun 2008 00:06
Very quiet when we visited - menu somewhat limited and very average. Disappointing and dead.
elllie - 26 Apr 2008 22:04
I visited the Nobody Inn a while back with some friends, the atmosphere was great, and people were mostly friendly. We played on the pool most of the night and enjoyed the bars wide selection of alcohol. The service was good, the English girl who worked there was lovely, however the South African girl was rather rude. We also ate a meal earlier in the night and the food was excellent. The pubs regulars were a friendly lot, and engaged us in some light-hearted conversation, and played a few games on the pool table with us. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience visiting this pub in lovely Newington Green, I would gladly come back.
shamrocker - 24 Feb 2008 11:13
The problem with the Nobody Inn is there is nobody in it.
rennie18 - 25 Jan 2008 13:08
Returned this Saturday during my annual pilgrimage to London and was pleased to find things as good as I remembered. Andi is still there and was pleased to finally discover the identity of the person that praised her in my earlier review. A very useful new addition is Alison, the Australian/Hungarian bar girl. I've not met anybody with that particular mix of blood but the lads all agreed it seemed to go together pretty well! The staff are really friendly and the pub is well managed. A shame to see it so quiet though - maybe everybody was outside in the nice weather.

I drank about 8 pints of the Summer Lightning (5%). It was very good. 6 hours on the pool table for £30. Food as good as before.
thegiant - 26 Aug 2007 19:32
Went to this pub to watch Arsenal V Chelsea,
as i'm a QPR fan & live in Chelsea, so didn't want to be surrounded by idiots, i wasn't dissapointed, it was a much more pleasant experiance with a mixed clientle mainly Arsenal fans, they had 2 real Ales on draught Black Sheep was one of them, oh & Chelsea didn't win (which was a bonus)
lovesong - 31 May 2007 18:05
top boozer but not the same as it use to by !!

use to spent my saturday afternoons in there watching footie and having a great craic.

still a great pub when the mighty gooner are playing
you still get a few of the old faces going in there that use to run the pub back in the day
paddy79 - 4 Apr 2007 19:15
A great place after a hard day in the office!

Great selection of wine and beers plus real friedly bar staff.

Well worth a vist for brunch on the week-end.
anonymous - 17 Nov 2006 00:05
Great pub, friendly bar staff and locals was good as well.I was here a last Thursday,and had a thoroughly entertaining night! Highlight for me was the Rowdy Blonde haired skinhead girl at the end of the night, hilirious!! I will defiantly be coming back!!
tottenhamsean - 7 Sep 2006 16:53
Previous reviews of this place made me come here for some Saturday afternoon pool, beers and skysport. It didn't disappoint. Bar girl, Andi, from South Africa was a great hostess, changing channels when required without a problem. One of the pool tables is rented by the hour at £6 which proved to be better value than £1.20 per game on the other one. The food (Saturday brunch menu) was excellent; sides of onion rings and chips were huge. My companions were well impressed with my choice of venue.
thegiant - 31 Jul 2006 14:17
This is my local and very happy I am with it too. It's a spacious, well-lit pub, great for a quiet pint or a throughough beering. It has couple of pool-tables and several screens that are generally showing Sky Sport. And yes, a randomly placed red-telephone box. Not sure why it's there but it can be good place to get some peace and quiet while you think about what you've done.

They sell a good variety of beers too, ranging from your basic cooking lager to your fancy-schmancy continental stuff, as well as well-kept tradidtional ales such as Pride and Adnams. They do a guest beers too.

Staff are dead friendly, as are most of the people that drink there.
abay - 16 Jun 2006 14:11
I don't see the need for the huge red phone box in the corner, but this is an ok place.

The staff are friendly, and are always willing to turn on the TVs when I want to watch my mid-to-lower table Premiership team lose at a midday kickoff.

HUGE breakfast and good coffee to boot.
jake_oleary - 12 Jun 2006 11:41
My local and a damn fine one it is too. Clean, modern, homely, local, friendly all at the same time. The beer is good and they always have a few ales on. The pool table is unforgiving! Bar staff friendly. Sometimes one thanks God for small mercies, and having a good local more than makes up for the other miseries the day inflicts.
keep_it_green - 13 Feb 2006 16:37
The best burger in town! This is a nice little place, warm, comfy and great to have an ale or 10 in. Really worth visiting.
Randy_Campbell - 21 Nov 2005 15:10
went again for quiz - just as good. nice local - wish it was a teensy bit closer to my flat. there's a quiz on sunday too.

it's not cheap but a good pub. wish it was a bit bigger to make it even better.
ronnierosenthal - 21 Sep 2005 11:57
Did the quiz here on Thursday- really friendly atmosphere and a prize even though we got spanked!!! Nice looking pub and it seems to show a lot of live sport. Will be back again
ronnierosenthal - 28 Aug 2005 17:16
Does Andy Rutt (Andy Contagious) still drink here?

If you do, contact Lee on 07759 849617 - remember Peter Borrie & co, long time no see!
lad_newton - 9 Aug 2005 12:05
Very friendly pub, great staff. Offers something for everyone - you can lounge on the sofas at the front or there's a more traditional pub feel at the back with pool tables and sky sports.
anonymous - 9 Aug 2005 11:01
Great pub, lots of room, two pool tables, sports tv, quiz on a thursday night. Does pub grub too, that's better than what you get in the chain pubs.

Only problem is that aggressive lesbians can spoil your enjoyment.
jaybee - 11 Jul 2005 12:16
A great local in the heart of Newington Green. Good place to meet showing all live sport.
wolfie - 22 Apr 2005 09:15
Have tried to eat here on at least 4 occasions and failed each time, phone ahead to find out if anyone is cooking! Would drink here more regularly (as itís at the end of my road) but they won't allow dogs on leads in there.
Ginmakesyousin - 26 Mar 2005 20:54
Popular with Gooners on match days of course. Food very mediocre although you can get a pint of Pride. Alright to meet in for a beer before moving on. Front bar looks OK, back carpeted area and loos tell the real story.
Dan - 29 Sep 2004 12:57
Good burger menu before 9.00pm. Large selection of beer and lager. Good pool tables and music. Great local hang-out
Ollie King (local) - 7 Sep 2004 16:50
Nice place, pool tables and London Pride.
Pauly - 31 Jan 2004 11:25

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