27 March 2017 | 10 °C

Dan Griliopoulos

Really not a big fan of the Mucky Pup - dim, grimy and a bit smelly. And, wot, no New Rose?

Squiz

love The Pup, but GriddleOctopus is correct in championing the New Rose - best pub on Essex Road, top five in Islington and getting better all the time.

Squiz

The North Star on New North Road is worth a visit if you're down that way. Good well kept ales and nice nosebag. smoking garden.

Squiz

The Kings Head Theatre Pub on Upper Street is one of the few remaining traditional pubs in Islington despite its recent sale to Youngs, and they are upgrading the place espesh the toilets. Theatre listings in pub window or online.

Owen

The Island Queen, Noel Road; The Charles Lamb, Elia Street.

publove

What about The Islington Townhouse? Amazing small plates as well more classic big plates. Really stunning interiors and great atmosphere. They also put on some great nights Gin & Phonic DJ Night, wreath making etc.