North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


18 Northwold Road
Stoke Newington
N16 7HR
Emailmoc.bupexaeht@tnilf Telephone(020) 7254 9559
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00

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

Grace Land, operator of the Earl of Essex acquired what was Jan’s Bar to take its portfolio to five sites. The lease was acquired from a private vendor for an undisclosed sum, the freeholder being the Wellington Pub Company. Reopened as Axe in May 2017 with a central bar, an impressive beer list of 3 on cask regularly changing (website has up to date details), 19 on keg and lots of bottles - a very impressive list. No clips but paper details slotted into board on the wall. A welcome change and return although the pub has no signage!

The kitchen is serving food from 3pm Monday to Thursday, from noon on Friday and Saturday, and roast on Sunday from noon till late afternoon (or until it’s sold out).

On a visit in May 2022 real cider was on offer but in Sept 2023 the position changed - Sandford Orchards on keg. The give away here, as we found at the Earl of Essex, is that it is on the board as "sparkling cider" rather than just cider. It's on the side board next to the cask beers.