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Plaquemine Lock

139 Graham Street
N1 8LB
Emailmoc.kcolqalp@ymmot Telephone(020) 7688 1488
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDog FriendlyLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 17:00-23:00; Fri 15:00-24:00; Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:00
Regular beers: Hammerton N1

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

After closing in 2014, reopened in 2017 as Plaquemine Lock operated by Jacob Kennedy who runs a number of restaurants in the West End. Pub serves Cajun and Creole food from Louisiana. The two large murals (in the dining room and above the bar) are made by Jacob’s mother, Haidee Becker. The small paintings and pictures around the pub are various – some are gifts made to the pub, others were in the pub before they renovated it. A good number are by New Orleans folk artist Dr Bob Art. The actual Lock is, unsurprisingly, in Louisiana and it was opened by Jacob's great grandmother, Carrie B Schwing. On CAMRA London Regional inventory.

The House Beer from Hammerton (Hammerton One More) has the same ABV as N1 at 4.1% - it is N1 with 'something added' according to staff. Beers cheaper during Happy Hour - check website for details.

Planning permission (P2019/0164/FUL) for change of use of the first and second floors of the existing public house to residential was refused by Islington Council. Reasons for refusual relate to lack of affordable housing contributions, not to protection of the public house. The proposal was considered acceptable in design terms, as no alternations would be made to the interior, or exterior of the building. No appeal lodged as of January 2020. The latter also tells us, "You can catch live music Monday - Saturday 8-10pm, at our Saturday jazz brunch 12:30-4pm as well as the first Sunday every month 7:30-10pm!"

Note about previous PA in planning statement: Planning permission for the comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the premises was granted in May of 2015 (under application P2015/1015), and the public house reopened in late 2016. A condition (Condition 10) was imposed that stated that the floorspace on the upper floors can only be used as residential accommodation in connection to the public house