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Address: 184-186 Pentonville Road, Angel, Islington, London, London, N1 9JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32071) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations King's Cross St. Pancras (0.3 miles), Angel (0.5 miles), Russell Square (0.7 miles)

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

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poshpplhater - 5 Apr 2008 01:33
Originally known as Shaws after its Gooner loving owner, this place actually started life as a car repair workshop before embarking on its career path as a pub. As Shaws, it was a plastic, contrived and rather unspectacular pub that was home to hordes of Nat West employees from the twin towers next door. It also regularly played host to a certain frequently saturated former Arsenal centre half of dubious driving ability. When Nat West moved out at the turn of the millennium, the bar unsurprisingly closed its doors. They remained firmly shut until last year when the pub reopened as the newly branded Kings Crown Bar and Restaurant. Since then it has undergone a further name change to the Long Hope Bar and Restaurant. The layout is not much different to the old days but the rear has been knocked about a bit and it all feels a bit hollow and soulless. The brickwork behind the bar remains as do the arched windows but the general furnishings are a lot more severe and the painted concrete floor is just crying out for something a bit softer. Some of the seating is far too low for the tables and the mix of sofas and chrome stools are a bit of a clash. Multiple Screens relay bland music TV and presumably sports when the occasion arises. The beer selection is standard at best with the usual run of lagers, Bombardier and London Pride which at £3 a pint is a bit excessive and may go part of the way in explaining why the place has been empty on both my recent visits. Donít be too fooled by the restaurant part of the title. The food is pretty basic cheap pub grub. I get the impression that this place is being geared up to cater for the new student accommodation in the old Nat West buildings next door at which time this place will be swamped with grant laden students and the place will be as bad as when the Bankers ruled the roost.
RogerB - 8 Dec 2007 08:58

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