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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Hemingford Arms

158 Hemingford Road
N1 1DF
Emailmoc.smradrofgnimeh@seiriuqne Telephone(020) 7607 3303
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlySports TVWiFiLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Fri 12:00-23:00; Sat 11:00-24:00; Sun 11:00-22:30
Regular beers: Greene King IPA, Hardys & Hansons Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord

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

Built in 1855, and rebuilt in the early 20th century, this former Friary Meux house was originally four rooms, now merged into one, but with a number of drinking areas. Listed carved mahogany back cabinet embellished with carved lionheads, and incorporating old style bar cash office, few of which survive. Walls adorned with old theatre posters, enamel advertising plates and pictures. One of the earliest gas pressure gauges still in existence is here. Ceiling festooned with anything you can think of, musical instruments, tricycles, old lamps, - you name it, it's there. There are 5 handpumps at front with 4 currently in use. The 2 at the rear seem to be essentially for decoration.

Function room upstairs currently used at times as a restaurant. Occasional live music. Has been a runner up Islington in bloom competition - when you see the outside you will know why. The Hemingford Gunner is a generic 3.9% Greene King house beer.

In Nov 2021 we were informed by a customer that there was no longer a discount for CAMRA members. This has been confirmed by the management (Aug 2023).