North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


54 Holloway Road
N7 8JL
Emailku.oc.7nbmaleht@ofni Telephone(020) 7619 9187
Real AleGardenDisabled AccessDog FriendlyWiFiServes LocAleLive Music
Opening times: Mon 16:00-23:00; Tue–Thu 16:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 16:00-00:30 next day; Sun 16:00-23:00

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

Three constantly rotating cask beers, typically a best bitter and a pale ale, alongside an amber, rye beer or porter from Redemption, Howling Hops, Dark Star, 5 Points, Thornbridge, etc. Plus 12 keg lines, 10 of which also feature local beers.

Music sessions every Tues (traditional Irish) and Sun (folk), with Blue Lion bluegrass session aprox every 4 weeks on a Wednesday. It has a beautiful interior with handsome wood panelling and skylights, as well as the painstakingly stripped back original green tiles on the facade. Food provided by Sorrento Pizzas.

Presented with a CAMRA Lockdown Hero Award in Sept 2021.

Highbury Brewery's tap, taken over by Taylor Walker in 1912. Allied until 1985, when it became the Flounder & Firkin. The Firkins were sold to Punch, under whom it was the Beer House from 2000, then the Tank (an Urban Bar) 2002-4.