Rosemary Branch

Rosemary Branch

A cosy little number, cuddling up to the canal in the hazy borders of Islington and Hackney — look out for the giant pair of antlers, or wings, or branches of rosemary, or whatever they are, cresting from the roof. The building is a former music hall, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Marie Lloyd are said to have performed.

The Rosemary Branch is perhaps best known for its small theatre, but the ground floor pub is a destination in its own right. The square room is filled with sizeable tables, making this a good choice for groups of 6-10 people. The beer choice is pretty decent, with a tipple from Acton's Dragonfly brewery nestling alongside a couple of more familiar concoctions. The pub also houses the largest collection of board games we've ever seen in a public place: have a play, then watch a play.

All the board games IN THE WORLD.
Lots of stuffed stuff.
This one's not stuffed, obvs.
What are these?

Address: Rosemary Branch 2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT

Phone: 020 7704 2730


Monday: 5pm-11pm

Tuesday: 5pm-11pm

Wednesday: 5pm-11pm

Thursday: 5pm-11pm

Friday: noon-midnight

Saturday: noon-midnight

Sunday: noon-9.30pm

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