Earl of Essex

Earl of Essex

This pub was chosen editorially as one of the top 10 best craft beer pubs in London, 2014.

Given its slightly off-the-beaten-track location in the residential back-streets between Angel and Canonbury, it’s surprising how busy this pub can get. At popular times, beer geeks flock from far and wide to hang out here. Why? Well for a start the beer selection is not just excellent, it’s also rather interesting, often comprising beer from a number of brewers who tend not to feature that heavily in London’s other craft beer pubs, as well as their own in-house brew and some more familiar names (Camden Town, Magic Rock, Thornbridge, etc.).

The food is entirely agreeable, focused more towards the gastropub audience than those looking for simple pub grub, and the woody, bright décor is immediately comfortable. Combine all this with a nice little beer garden at the back of the premises and you can begin to understand this pub’s appeal. Oh, and check out the wonderful London pen-and-ink panoramas at the front of the bar — almost a match for the work of Stephen Walter, on show around the corner in the Charles Lamb.

On Twitter as @TheEarlofEssex1

Last updated November 2014.

And again in November 2014.
And again in November 2014.
We were going to get a full-frontal shot, but then a massive bastard of a lorry parked right in front of the pub and we had to content ourselves with this somewhat oblique side-shot. Sorry.
We were going to get a full-frontal shot, but then a massive bastard of a lorry parked right in front of the pub and we had to content ourselves with this somewhat oblique side-shot. Sorry.
Gorgeous panoramas of London. The bar staff were clueless about the identity of the artist. Anyone?
Gorgeous panoramas of London. The bar staff were clueless about the identity of the artist. Anyone?
The pub's own microbrewery takes up half of the bar.
The pub's own microbrewery takes up half of the bar.

Address: 25 Danbury Street London N1 8LE

Phone: 020 7424 5828

Email:
EARL@EARLOFESSEX.NET

Website:
http://www.earlofessex.net

Monday: 3pm - 11.30pm

Tuesday: 12pm - 11.30pm

Wednesday: 12pm - 11.30pm

Thursday: 12pm - 11.30pm

Friday: 12pm - 12.00am

Saturday: 12pm - 12.00am

Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

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