Based on Pentonville Road in Islington, the Castle is a traditional pub that offers delicious food, great drinks and the homely, welcoming vibes. From fine wines and real ales to locally brewed craft beers and potent spirits, the menu caters to every taste. Don't miss the beautiful rooftop beer garden that's constantly drenched in golden sunlight come summer.
Angel Islington's Best Pubs
Popular with the after work crowd and boasting some of the most gorgeous beer gardens, these North London pubs have something for everyone. From a quirky boozer to chill out with your chums to somewhere you can grab a delicious bite to eat thanks to seasonal menus, we've handpicked the best pubs in Angel Islington.
A London pub like none of its neighbours, The Old Queen's Head is the party destination in Islington. Head to Essex Road for DJ sets, live bands, a karaoke room complete with dressing up box and even weekly pub quizzes with activities that include blowing bubbles and dirty doodles.
Located on Essex Road, this British boozer offers up quirky beers, classic cocktails and reasonably prices food alongside regular DJs and old school club nights. Whether you're after laid back daytime drinks or a party in the evening, you'll find it all here.
The Joker borrows inspiration from Joseph Grimaldi; 19th century Islington resident and creator of the modern day clown as we know it. There's more than just a quirky name to this Angel favourite though, the pub is a laid-back affair priding itself on its excellent British food, live music and a divine private function room upstairs.
This restaurant and pub on Upper Street is the perfect spot for an after work drink before you jump on the Northern Line. With elegant, industrial interiors and some very good food and drink on offer, it's a chilled place for a quick pint or a bit to eat.
A hidden gem located directly on the waterways of Regent's Canal, The Narrow Boat is a beauty of a boozer. Retreat here for food and drinks with your loved ones; there's everything from cask ales to premium spirits from across the world and seasonal British food. Grab a table on the balcony overlooking the water if you can.
Championing North London hospitality, the Nags Head is a cosy boozer of old fashioned decor and hearty pub grub. With a no mess, no fuss attitude across the food and drink servings, the Nags Head plates up gastro-style burgers, sandwiches and steaks with authentic wood-fired pizzas available too.
Looking for your new favourite Islington spot? Head to Homeboy, where you'll find Irish coffees, authentic dishes and all the craic. Located on Essex Road, it's all about Irish home comforts; from the drinks through to the food and service.
Brewhouse is your friendly neighbourhood hangout for after work drinks, relaxed Sunday lunches and meeting up with mates. The menu is a composition of hearty pub classics, roast dinners and chargrilled steaks Match with something from the international beer menu, and don't forget to check out the micro-brewery.
Boasting a foliage-decked interior, kitsch decor and delicious seasonal food, this charming pub on Upper Street is the place to head for after work drinks or a nice weekend brunch. Hide away in one of their cosy areas and raise a few glasses to you.
Hailed as one of the coolest pubs in Angel, it's no wonder that the Islington Townhouse has plenty of time to shine. From the private spaces and seasonal dishes down to their cocktails and craft beer, the interiors are as eclectic as the drinking and dining options here.