Best Pubs in North London

North London is always buzzing, as its vast collection of pubs prove. From quirky Camden haunts to bold and beautiful boozers in Angel, Homerton hideaways providing the finest in vegan dining to live shows in Kensal Green, this area is never one to disappoint. Expect unbeatable atmospheres, hearty pub grub, cocktails and creative craft brews as you explore our guide to the best pubs in North London.

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Last updated on 19th February 2024

Rose & Crown

This North London pub is quite the looker, boasting bay windows, a real log fire, wooden panelling and many other original features across its Grade II listed building. If that wasn't enough to convince you, then check out the lineup of Sunday roasts and juicy burgers, which are paired with real ales or great wine.

The Wrestlers

For pubs in Highgate, North London, The Wrestlers is a top choice thanks to its history and traditional elements. Having stood on the same site since 1547, you can expect the original fireplace, wood-panelled walls and stained glass windows to look at while you sip real ales.

The Regent

One of the best pubs near Upper Street, The Regent is a North London gem that front tasty food, a great line-up of craft beers and some excellent live events. If you're looking to get your sip on with a side order of comedy or quizzing, this might just be the place for you.

Three Compasses

Nestled in the heart of Hornsey ids a beloved boozer that oozes old school charm. Serving up a menu of delicious British eats with a plethora of craft ales behind the bar, and against a backdrop of cosy furnishings, there's no wonder why it's one of North London's top spots. 

The Black Lion

If you're on the hunt for one of the best North London pubs, then head along to The Black Lion. Located just a stone's throw from Brondesbury and Kilburn stations, this best-loved boozer is a great spot for mouthwatering Indian food or laidback vibes.

The Highbury Barn Tavern

An Arsenal FC pub up near the Emirates, The Highbury Barn Tavern is always bolstering loyal support for the team throughout live screenings, while also making sure you're well fed with gastro-style grub. Think roast dinners, pork and cider pies, and brisket burgers - plus a choice of roaring fires or a beer garden dependent on the weather.

The Adam and Eve

If you're searching for a top-notch North London boozer, The Adam and Eve is a firm choice. Located on The Ridgeway, this haunt not only offers gorgeous interiors and a Victorian-walled garden, but they also have a mouthwatering menu to boot.

Old White Lion

Wondering where to drink in East Finchley? The Old White Lion comes to mind. Not only is this traditional British pub home to comedy and quiz nights, but it also boasts a sprawling garden that's ideal for sunny sipping. And to fill your tum, there's a fab menu of comfort food on offer.

The Westbury

After a Wood Green pub? The Westbury is a contemporary pub offering up interiors of exposed brick walls and local artwork, while its heated terrace is perfect for alfresco drinks come rain or shine. Better yet, there's a quiz night and monthly DJ.

The Oxford Tavern

Located just a stone's throw from the station and the O2 Kentish Forum, The Oxford Tavern is a North London boozer that oozes old school charm. Pair that with their impressive collection of craft beer from local, regional and international producers, and you see why it's a local fave. 

The Spread Eagle

They're London's first 100% vegan pub with an old-school neighbourhood feel that's hard to come by. Head over to The Spread Eagle in Homerton and you'll get to sip on vegan brews while chomping on Club Mexicana's enticing food offerings.