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The Kings Head, Islington - pub details

Previously called: The Kings

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Address: 59, Essex Road, London, N1 2SF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5230) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.5 miles), Highbury and Islington (0.6 miles), Canonbury (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Essex Road (0.3 miles), Highbury & Islington (0.6 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 17 users)
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what a god dam awful place,purple painted pub full of geezers lining up in the gents all with bad colds a pub to avoid at all costs,what ever happened to this once great pub ,this is another example of a faceless manager who are they ?as for paying �10.00 for a sunday roast terrible when i asked for rare beef i meant the cooking of it not the amount avoid at all costs this was once a friendly locals pub with nice punters and great staff why has it changed? will never go back R.I.P. the kings head.
beerman44 - 4 Dec 2011 07:31
A gem of a pub. On the afternoon i stumbled in there was a colourful local group at the bar. A Japanese visitor taking snaps. Friendly staff and the ale was on fine form.
NorthernBloke - 2 Dec 2011 13:46
Pride, Doom Bar and Spitfire currently on draught.
oak_cliff - 17 Oct 2011 13:25
The Kings Head (that appears to have been lopped off in the page title) is a pretty basic no thrills pub which has fortunately remained relatively unscathed from any fancy makeovers or trendy seating invasions. At the front is a small raised area with fireplace and window seats to gaze at the passing traffic and to the rear is an extended area with stone floors, some ancient looking exposed brickwork, dart board and jukebox. There are a few TVs dotted around geared towards sports and the piped radio music wasn�t too intrusive. A spacious patio garden with gazebo caters for warmer days and smokers. The beer selection is unfortunately very mundane with no ales available on my recent trip (Pride clip was reversed) and just standard kegs / lagers. Prices appeared to be below the average for the area. The pubs lack of pretence and footie and darts approach give it a bit of a down market feel but in places like Islington it can be a breath of fresh air among a tide of ubiquitous chain pubs and lounge bars. When I worked in the area several years ago I only gave the Kings Head the occasional fleeting visit and whilst there isn�t anything adverse about the place, there are far better pubs around if you know where to look.
RogerB - 30 Oct 2009 15:29
This is a decent boozer with a dartboard, TVs and a projector screen for showing Sky Sports. It is not the biggest pub, but there is a small decked area out the back.

There is a standard draught selection available alongside Pride, although there are another two unused hand pumps.

I found the barman to be extremely friendly and I would return if in the area again.
Strongers - 12 Sep 2009 19:55

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