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The Old Red Lion, Islington - pub details

Old Red Lion
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Address: 418 St John's St, London, EC1V 4NJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5431) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.1 miles), Farringdon (0.8 miles), King's Cross St. Pancras (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations London Kings Cross (0.8 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.8 miles), Essex Road (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 43 users)
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user reviews of the Old Red Lion, Islington

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Used to be a really excellent pub. Tarted 'up' now to look like a 1970s Indian restaurant. Current manager a boor.
gushoon - 24 Jun 2015 18:44
Beermann was spot on. Shabby but nice.

Beer OK.
TheHorsesMouth - 10 Jun 2013 15:34
Slightly shabby but comfortable old-fashioned pub interior; lively atmosphere; friendly, efficient service. I noticed Woodforde Wherry, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Doombar, and Harvey's Sussex Bitter on hand-pump. I opted for Harvey's as it's one of my favourite beers and the pint I had was in tip top condition.
beermann - 1 Dec 2012 11:09
A great traditional Victorian pub, remains one of the best in the area. Usually 3-4 ales on, the Woodforde Wherry was in fine form when I went in the other day.
OldRogue - 2 Jan 2012 17:42

I grew up in this area and the 'Old Red' was my main local (Pauline and Tony ran it...their lock-ins were legendary). I moved away eight years ago - I live by the East kent coast now - but still pop in whenup in London for work. It's changed quite a bit. It use to offer a wonderful mixture of hardened locals and fashion vicitims who were obviously up their own backsides. It wasa nice mix. We locals would laugh at their pretentions, they would simper and airkiss.
On my last visit, I am saddened to report, the fashion victims had taken over the asylum.
As for wee Bobby, I have it on reasonably good authority that he has gone upstairs to the great snug bar in the sky. I dare say he has his own stool there too.
Ladhimself - 10 Aug 2011 15:18

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