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Address: 4, Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3428) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Highbury and Islington (0.2 miles), Canonbury (0.6 miles), Holloway Road (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Highbury & Islington (0.2 miles), Essex Road (0.4 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 83 users)
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Come here once or twice a year, and alternate between pleased and disappointed. Last time was the latter as they only had insipid GK on. Other times the guest ales will be decent
baggydave - 23 Feb 2017 20:23
The body on the blonde barmaid has to be seen to be believed OMG
mother123 - 29 Jan 2016 19:36
I went to the Compton Arms in Angel (located round the back of the Union Chapel) and I have to say it was a charming little boozer They had half a dozen or so ales including 'Old Nutty Hen' an autumn seasonal from Old Speckled Hen, which is a red version. I think it was George Orwell's local. Something of a football watching pub though.
Richard_ReadingFC - 27 Oct 2014 11:10
Visited for the first time tonight and found it quiet for a Thursday evening compared to other pubs in the area. Guess it helps being tucked away.
Five ales on tap - three Greene King and two guests. Tried a pint of each of the guest beers which were very drinkable and £3.90 each (no Camra discount available).
Food coming out of the kitchen looked nice and there was a sign by the bar saying all meals are a fiver on Monday to Friday before 3pm.
Unobtrusive music, no evident TV screens, and people relying on the old-fashioned art of conversation.
Would definitely visit again if I were in the area - although maybe not on an Arsenal match day as it apparently gets rammed then.
duchyjim - 3 Jan 2013 21:29
I have to say that this pub is a real hidden gem. There seems to be new real ales from different parts of the country appearing all the time, despite the Greene King tie. I have eaten here a few times now and been impressed every time - there is nothing frozen going on here - a pleasant change from the branded stuff up and down Upper Street. The garden has been spruced up for the Summer and its a great place to chat and sup the warmer evenings away. The other good thing is you can watch a game on the outside TV.
This is a proper pub, run as they used to be. No pretensions, no branding, unobtrusive music and great fayre. Worth seeking out down the lanes of Canonbury.
thepubdoctor - 2 Apr 2012 08:01

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