Angel Islington's Best Pubs

Popular with the after work crowd and boasting some of the top beer gardens in London, Angel and Islington's pubs are amongst the best in the capital thanks to their almost untouched, North London nook. From a quirky boozer to chill out with your chums, to somewhere you can grab a delicious bite to eat thanks to seasonal and creative menus, Islington and Angel's pubs have it all and we've picked the best just for you.

Last updated on 7th February 2020

Nags Head

1 user review 3

Championing North London hospitality and the sort of country side charm only found out of the City, the Nags Head is a cosy boozer of old fashioned decor and heart 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. 

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, an energetic live music programme and a divine private function room upstairs.

The Castle - Geronimo Inns

151 user reviews 4

Based on Pentonville Road in Islington, the Castle is a traditional venue that offers delicious food, great drinks and the homely, welcoming vibes that you'd expect to find in a classic British pub. From fine wines and real ales to locally brewed craft beers and potent spirits, the pub's diversity means that it caters to every taste. With a beautiful, rooftop beer garden that's constantly drenched in golden sunlight cum the summer, the food menu is composed of hearty British treats and gastro-pub classics. Perfect for those lazy weekend, it's already become a favourite for the area's thirsty locals. 

The Old Queen's Head

29 user reviews 4

All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

A London pub like none of its neighbours, The Old Queen's Head is the party destination in Islington. There are DJ sets and live bands, a karaoke room complete with dressing up box. A pub quiz with an unrivalled set of activities, that include blowing bubbles and dirty doodles. The Old Queen's Head is more a party bar dressed up in pub clothing; the best mix! Avoid the queues; get on the guest list now.


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Brewhouse is your friendly neighbourhood retreat 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, with their 'clucking Brewhouse special' well worth a try. Match it with something from the international beer menu, and don't forget to check out the micro-brewery working away in the far corner!

The Horatia

3 user reviews 4

Located just off Highbury Fields, this cosy sanctuary boats high ceilings, comfy seats and rustic interiors. The seasonal kitchen features a fully-stocked craft beer bar so you can always enjoy a delicious brew with the pub's resignation succulent Sunday roast. 

The Narrow Boat

560 user reviews 4

A hidden gem located directly on the waterways of the Regent's Canal, The Narrow Boat is a beauty of a boozer tucked away from the bustle of Islington. 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, fresh British food well worthy of a night out. Grab a table on the balcony overlooking the water if you can!