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Address: 100, Upper St, London, N1 0NP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5218) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.4 miles), Highbury and Islington (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Essex Road (0.4 miles), Highbury & Islington (0.6 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 37 users)
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Wandered into this friendly, fashionable modern pub on a sunday afternoon and was greeted by a reasonable selection; Pride, Landlord, Black Sheep & Leeds Best, priced around the 3 mark. The latter two were in good nick. The place has a mixture of traditional tables & chairs plus some old sofas which presumably cost a small fortune from some uber-trendy Islington antique shop. As befits the location a young 'n' trendy crowd but a pleasant place to escape the hubbub of Upper Street.
ChrisP87 - 19 Apr 2010 09:44
Very pleasant pub in a prime location on Upper Street.
Light and airy as a consequence of nice big windows, nice low-key decor and an extremely pleasant atmosphere make this a worthy place to spend your precious down time and money.
Bar staff were very friendly and service was quick. Good choice of beers, all of which seemed to be in good order and prices are slightly cheaper than most similar establishments in the locale. Extremely pleased with my first visit and certainly hope to call again in the not-too-distant future.
Mr.Monkfish - 18 Oct 2009 21:40
This is a very popular pub that was serving up a selection of premium lagers alongside Pride, Landlord and Doom Bar on my visit. I thought that the music was at a good level and there was a very chilled out atmosphere. There was no available seating in the bar area downstairs, but fortunately I was able to find a table up the spiral staircase and was able to enjoy my well kept Pride.

I will visit here again when next in the area.
Strongers - 12 Sep 2009 20:17
Visited on the afternoon of New Year's Eve. My first visit to this place since it was the Finnock & Firkin, and prior to that Raleigh's and the Sir Walter Raleigh.

Recent posts refer to a good range of beers, I think this is from the perspective of people who go for expensive/premium/continental lagers, fruit beer etc. As regards real ale, the choice is less impressive: on the day Pride and GK IPA. There was a third handpump not in use. Choice of three keg ciders, but no real stuff.

Staff were reasonably polite and efficient. Some glasses were arranged on the bar with prominent invitations to insert tips. This might be offputting, but having seen some of the attitude merchants they had to put up with I ended up slinging the odd coin in myself. Unfortunately Upper Street has always had its fair share of these types - walking in and seeing there was only one member of staff, serving someone at the time, then ostentatiously walking out as though everything should stop for them.

Disabled acess (via side door in Theberton Street) and WC.
Martinl - 20 Jan 2009 19:01
The burgers are great and seem genuinely home made! Great beer choices as everyone's already said, chilled out atmosphere during the week though packed like everywhere else on Upper St at weekends.. Sundays are also fab for a good roast.
Anon72 - 25 Oct 2008 11:56

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