North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Old Nick

20-22 Sandland Street
Emailku.oc.esuohdoow-llah@nodnol.kcindlo Telephone(020) 7430 9503
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessSmokingSports TVWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Wed 11:00-22:00; Thu closed; Fri 11:00-23:00; Sat and Sun closed
Regular beers: Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Badger Best Bitter, Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Fursty Ferret, Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Tanglefoot

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

A spacious and smartly presented back street pub on street level. Traditional, Victorian-style décor (albeit not original) – lots of dark wood panelling; wooden floor; dark red and cream paintwork; embossed walls; etched-effect and mirrored glass; framed pictures with local and legal themes; chandeliers.

An open-plan, island bar is surrounded by partitioned areas and some intimate, cosy booths to one side with a quiet, separated area at back where music is hardly audible, otherwise recorded music throughout. Assorted wood tables, chairs and benches, some upholstered. In 2021 a work station with stools and ample plug in points was created to the right on entering.

The name alludes to the pub being reputedly on site of an old police station, some framed shackles have been found in the cellar. TV screens with FreeView channels. Full disabled facilities. Tube – Holborn, Chancery Lane. Formerly The Three Cups run by Young's, the current design and furnishings were installed by Hall and Woodhouse when they took over. Available for hire on selected weekends.