North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Bank Of Friendship

226 Blackstock Road
Highbury
N5 1EA
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 16:00-24:00; Fri 16:00-01:00 next day; Sat 12:00-01:00 next day; Sun 12:00-24:00

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

Traditional, comfortable pub on Highbury Hill, close to former Arsenal Stadium. Sizeable outside, paved garden seating area to rear. A proper locals' pub. Like being in someone's living room, with the TV for sports in the saloon bar, low background music in the public bar. Quiet corners where you can gather to chat, and a blazing fire in winter. No food served. They operate a strict over 21s policy.

Described by one of our contributors as "a gem of a pub to be savoured. Not many like this left." Recently extended their range of cask ales, to include a monthly guest. Seriously busy when Arsenal at home. An open mic night takes place every Thursday night from 8:30pm-11pm, and they have just launched summer Sundays live sessions featuring unplugged blues, jazz & folk musicians live in the pub every Sunday from 5-8pm.