Good mews pub, this one. If the hustle and bustle and ever-changing ways of Upper Street are all too much, duck out along Compton Avenue and you'll be confronted with what appears to be a quiet country pub.
Inside, too, the Compton is cute and cosy. The narrow drinking space follows the shape of a walking stick, with a snug area to the back-left and more open drinking to the right of the bar. A choice of four ales confronts the newcomer with the usual range of lagers and a small wine list.
The heated patio out back provides a bit of fresh air and comes with its own large TV screen. Food is available via the Tiello kitchen, which serves rustic Italian food... only adding to the village atmosphere. The pub is less homely immediately after a gig at the adjacent Union Chapel.