A few yards from Canonbury Overground station crouches the Snooty Fox, a pub that urges you to relax as soon as you enter. Not just relax, in fact — something about the open blinds on the windows and the beige interior make the Snooty Fox almost soporific, which is no bad thing if you're content to slump into one of its battered sofas for an afternoon of leisurely ales.
And there's a respectable selection of ales to choose from, including during our visit a Londonist favourite, Adnams Ghost Ship. The wine list aims more for quality than quantity, but it is a pub well known for good food from its open kitchen. The menu is impressive, including a daily rotisserie serving free-range chicken from a well-respected Gloucestershire farm, Freemans of Newent. An antique sign proclaims they serve Whitstable Bay oysters, though they weren't on the menu during our visit so in the unlikely event you're planning to visit a pub specifically for its edible molluscs, you may want to call ahead.
Around the walls, an eclectic art collection focuses on the music that gives the pub its loose theme. The Snooty Fox is famed for its vinyl jukebox, with a small but lovingly chosen selection of rock and roll classics.