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The Alwyne Castle

Pub and Beer Garden££££
Canonbury, Highbury
  • Nick P.
    "Great selection of beer on tap and the food"(5 Tips)
    Wolfgang M.
    "Ah, Sierra Nevada on tap."(2 Tips)
    Dinos G.
    "Great outdoor sitting area!"(7 Tips)
    Ros O.
    "Decent draft beer selection."(5 Tips)
52 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • beer
  • bar food
  • wine
  • traditional cuisine
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  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 26, 2012
    There’s plenty of space for alfresco quaffing in an enormous front garden that spills down the sides of this friendly pub. You can sop up the booze with regular summer barbecues (weather permitting). Read more
    Upvoted Aug 5
  • Mona
    MonaDecember 8, 2014
    I had the beef short rib. Was very filling and yummy! The beef was the star of the show. Quite a wait for the food so that's wasn't great but I was happy with the meal. Atmosphere is quite nice too.
  • meimaimaggio
    meimaimaggioNovember 30, 2011
    The menu at this popular Islington pub is definitely more imaginative and well prepared than the usual stodgy pub grub. Definitely a good choice for a pre-gig meal or snack. If you can get a table.
  • Caprio R.
    Caprio RedornOctober 3, 2016
    4 ales and a variety of craft beer on tap. The Alwyne also boasts an open fireplace.
  • Lars P.
    Lars PanzerbjørnJanuary 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer selection. The burgers are pitiful, but the fish and chips is top notch. Avoid on match days...
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge revamped beer garden! Bar inside is always understaffed and busy, get a bottle of something to save you regularly going there.
  • Jenny (.
    Jenny (Williams) HunterNovember 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good selection of beers on tap and cozy inside. Loads of outdoor space when the sun's out, too. Not a big fan of the food though.
  • John G.
    John GilbertsMay 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great quiz night on a Tuesday, and big enough to usually have a table free. Good pub fare too.
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MumfordJune 14, 2015
    Great pub and Sunday roast was good. Outdoor seating to, will definitely go back again.
  • Ralph M.
    Ralph MallettJuly 8, 2016
    Decent beer garden and beer selection but the bar gets very crowded on even mildly sunny days, and rammed when Arsenal are playing
  • Naomi D.
    Naomi DaviesJuly 4, 2010
    Try the fish & chips - the best in islington! Massive beer garden out front to relax on a Sunday with the papers and a jug of sangria or pimms
  • Oli D.
    Oli DowdeswellNovember 13, 2012
    Great music, brilliant food, good atmosphere when busy but service can slow up as a result.
  • Tash B.
    Tash BerthiaumeAugust 16, 2015
    The sizeable beer garden is a treat in the summer. Try the sweet potato fries.
  • Élina M.
    Élina MosaddeghJune 9, 2016
    Great place to sit and have a beer🍻 The burgers were fine, the staffs were newbies.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PetrieMay 7, 2012
    Great selection of beer on tap and the food is better than your standard pub fare
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ClarkMay 13, 2015
    Lovely outdoor area. They need to hire more staff. Getting served takes ages.
  • Ros O.
    Ros O' FlynnAugust 17, 2014
    Good hearty food menu. Spacious beer garden. Decent draft beer selection.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria ChaseJuly 22, 2013
    Friendly staff, great selection of drinks and an amazing menu.
  • Simon D.
    Simon DonaldsonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can now book a cubby in the beer garden and there is am outside bar!
  • Russell B.
    Russell BarnesJanuary 20, 2016
    Great for a chilled Sunday beer and browse through the papers.
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaAugust 7, 2016
    Great pub! But wine and beer are average...
  • Alex T.
    Alex TurnerApril 1, 2012
    Gents. In the toilet, beware of the tap on the far right. Very loose indeed.
  • Richard W.
    Richard WillisFebruary 13, 2011
    Youngish crowd and friendly atmosphere. Nice and decent place all in all.
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'FlynnSeptember 4, 2014
    Great beer garden and decent roasts
  • Florie R.
    Florie RoudetSeptember 3, 2011
    We showed up in the middle of the afternoon but still had to wait for 45 min to get our food. Burger was very average, and so was the veggie tart. I wouldn't recommend this place for food.
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VizardMay 10, 2012
    Great choice of beer, decent food, sloooow service.
  • Ben S.
    Nice venue- DREADFUL FOOD
  • Dinos G.
    Dinos GVMay 16, 2015
    Great outdoor sitting area!
  • A L.
    A LJuly 12, 2014
    Excellent outdoor area
  • Soap A.
    Soap AchuJanuary 7, 2011
    Great pub which could be stellar with better service.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WinstonSeptember 24, 2011
    Don't be fooled into buying food here. Fish and chips was frozen and cold in the centre when I got it 20 minutes after everyone else. I complained and got asked to fill in a comment sheet... Terrible
  • Heather K.
    Heather KneeSeptember 19, 2014
    Deep fried black pudding..enough said :)
  • Juanelo P.
    Juanelo PinillosAugust 30, 2013
    Good beer, good people and lots of fun
  • Simon D.
    Simon DonaldsonMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The food here is really good... Just don't get the burger, it's tiny and for the money a rip off.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchmidtFebruary 24, 2010
    2 meals and 2 drinks deal is for dinner too. Great deal.
  • Rod G.
    Rod GreenJuly 11, 2013
    Good beer not such good service
  • Chris E.
    Chris EasonFebruary 12, 2016
    They take AMEX!
  • Wolfgang M.
    Wolfgang MetznerJune 8, 2011
    Ah, Sierra Nevada on tap. Good times ahead...
  • James S.
    James S.July 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now accepting contactless payment!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HudsonAugust 14, 2011
    Lovely outdoor area.
  • Keith G.
    Keith GreywoodJuly 19, 2013
    Slow bar staff. Enjoyable quiz. Food passable
  • Miles N.
    Miles NorrisAugust 8, 2014
    Great ales
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottAugust 13, 2015
    Good pub quiz food ok
  • Alex A.
    Alex AhernOctober 5, 2014
    Extremely slow service - over one hour wait for food. Much better pubs in the area.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HoughtonAugust 8, 2012
    So slowwwwwww service - ANGER
  • Jon H.
    Jon HillMay 19, 2012
    Terrible, terrible service. Always slow, and the bar staff are completely unhurried by the huge queue. Avoid.
  • Ian A.
    Ian AgarSeptember 28, 2013
    Sierra Nevada.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SolanoFebruary 15, 2010
    Lunch for two with a pint £15, great deal
  • Fish F.
    Fish FishMay 1, 2012
    Good Beer. Poor service.
  • dml82
    dml82September 17, 2010
    Slowest bar service ever! Been here maybe five times and always the same. Both slow and understaffed. Madness.
  • Ian T.
    Ian TweedMarch 13, 2010
    Lovely relaxing pub
  • Rohan T.
    Rohan TambyrajahAugust 29, 2010
    Service is terrible, food average, beer garden facing the road. There are better places to spend a Sunday
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