North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


96-98 Pentonville Road
N1 9JB
Emailku.oc.notgnixeleht@ofni Telephone(020) 7837 5371
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessGamesFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFiServes LocAleLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Wed 12:00-02:00 next day; Thu 12:00-03:00 next day; Fri and Sat 12:00-04:00 next day; Sun 12:00-02:00 next day
Regular beers: Hammerton --varies--, Sambrook's --varies--

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

With a pub always present on the site (since 1850), it's a huge, corner pub in a lounge-style with lots of unusual decor (bordello baroque), a long wooden bar making up one side of a room divided into various levels with comfortable seats and tables plus a old-style table football machine.

With its late night opening, regular events, including a varied live music scene (upstairs), this is a lively place that has fastened onto a US theme in its bottled beer products and huge range of bourbon - beers from Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam, Half Acre, Goose Island, Stone Brewing and others all display the eclectic nature of the US craft beer scene.

The four real ale handpumps serving locally brewed beers (rotating each week) are found down the right-hand end of the bar. On keg you will find craft beers from the US, Brooklyn lager, Kona Big Wave, Lagunitas IPA and Stone Brewing amongst other regularly changing guests.

Food comes from award-winning pop up Kitchen Cut + Grind who have been there since January 2019 and who have recently won the award for London's Best Burger.

Pub operates an in-house 10% discount card scheme - apply at the bar (they did accept valid CAMRA cards to substitute as their in-house discount cards but a visitor in August 2021 informs us that "no-one behind the bar knew anything about it"). Happy hour Mon-Fri between 5-8pm. Swing dance sessions are held upstairs on Sunday afternoon, quiz on Mondays 8pm.