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Address: 251-256 Upper St, London, N1 1RY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2619) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Highbury and Islington (0 miles), Canonbury (0.5 miles), Holloway Road (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Highbury & Islington (0 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.5 miles), Drayton Park (0.5 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 5.4/10 (rated by 48 users)
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Came here on Sunday morning after an earlier visit to the Parcel Yard (Fullers pub) in Kings Cross station. This is one of the poorer branches of Wetherspoons. 7 real ales were on - Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Loddon Hullabaloo, East London Pale Ale, Vale Red Kite, Banks's Californian Session IPA & Adnams Stone Double IPA. No real ciders are served here and unlike most Wetherspoons, they won't accept the CAMRA vouchers for 2 half pints. Full of the usual Wetherspoons characters.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Feb 2014 20:32
Unless you're known you can't get served. Waited whilst others got served who'd just walked up to the bar. Walked out in the end. Wouldn't mind but it wasn't even busy.

tanky - 26 Jul 2013 18:11
Came in at the end of May on my way to Wood Green.

Had 2 very good and different pints of Jubilee ale from 2 different breweries.

Service was good if not a but sharp, nice wetherspoons with large glass windows and an raised platford seating area from the pavement and road, perfect for watching the world go by.

Another 'spoons ticked off.

Worth a visit if you in the area and fancy a pint in a 'spoons.
lezford - 12 Jul 2012 14:11
This is located very close to the housing benefit office so if you have to queue up for your turn to see the assistants there you could pop in for a swift one at this Wetherspoons. I used to have to wait about an hour allowing time for two pints.
Richard_ReadingFC - 7 Feb 2012 11:40
Popped in at around 9pm on a Thursday night. Was served quickly and efficiently with a good pint of Harvieston and a curry. Food was tasty and beer was well kept. The pub was busy and it struck me that the crowd was very mixed in terms of ages, nationalities etc I often bemoan the fact that pubs are getting more specialised in terms of appealling to particular markets but this proves that there is still room for a boozer for everyone.
NigelW - 21 Jan 2011 09:15

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