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The Alwyne Castle

Pub and Beer Garden££££
Highbury East, Highbury
  • Wolfgang M.
    "Ah, Sierra Nevada on tap."(2 Tips)
    Nick P.
    "Great selection of beer on tap and the food"(3 Tips)
    Dinos G.
    "Great outdoor sitting area!"(6 Tips)
    Ros O.
    "Decent draft beer selection."(4 Tips)
48 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • beer
  • wine
  • traditional cuisine
  • good for a quick meal
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Redorn3 weeks ago
    4 ales and a variety of craft beer on tap. The Alwyne also boasts an open fireplace.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinMay 25, 2015
    Huge revamped beer garden! Bar inside is always understaffed and busy, get a bottle of something to save you regularly going there.
  • Ralph M.
    Decent beer garden and beer selection but the bar gets very crowded on even mildly sunny days, and rammed when Arsenal are playing
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MumfordJune 14, 2015
    Great pub and Sunday roast was good. Outdoor seating to, will definitely go back again.
  • Tash B.
    Tash BerthiaumeAugust 16, 2015
    The sizeable beer garden is a treat in the summer. Try the sweet potato fries.
  • 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.
  • Élina M.
    Great place to sit and have a beer🍻 The burgers were fine, the staffs were newbies.
  • Oli D.
    Oli DowdeswellNovember 13, 2012
    Great music, brilliant food, good atmosphere when busy but service can slow up as a result.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PetrieMay 7, 2012
    Great selection of beer on tap and the food is better than your standard pub fare
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria ChaseJuly 22, 2013
    Friendly staff, great selection of drinks and an amazing menu.
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaAugust 7
    Great pub! But wine and beer are average...
  • Russell B.
    Russell BarnesJanuary 20
    Great for a chilled Sunday beer and browse through the papers.
  • 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
  • Dinos G.
    Dinos GVMay 16, 2015
    Great outdoor sitting area!
  • A L.
    A LJuly 12, 2014
    Excellent outdoor area
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VizardMay 10, 2012
    Great choice of beer, decent food, sloooow service.
  • Heather K.
    Heather KneeSeptember 19, 2014
    Deep fried black pudding..enough said :)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Soap A.
    Soap AchuJanuary 7, 2011
    Great pub which could be stellar with better service.
  • 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.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EasonFebruary 12
    They take AMEX!
  • Rod G.
    Rod GreenJuly 11, 2013
    Good beer not such good service
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchmidtFebruary 24, 2010
    2 meals and 2 drinks deal is for dinner too. Great deal.
  • James S.
    James S.July 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now accepting contactless payment!
  • Miles N.
    Miles NorrisAugust 8, 2014
    Great ales
  • Keith H.
    Keith HorwoodJuly 19, 2013
    Slow bar staff. Enjoyable quiz. Food passable
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottAugust 13, 2015
    Good pub quiz food ok
  • Wolfgang M.
    Wolfgang MetznerJune 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ah, Sierra Nevada on tap. Good times ahead...
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HudsonAugust 14, 2011
    Lovely outdoor area.
  • 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
  • Ian A.
    Ian AgarSeptember 28, 2013
    Sierra Nevada.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HillMay 19, 2012
    Terrible, terrible service. Always slow, and the bar staff are completely unhurried by the huge queue. Avoid.
  • Fish F.
    Fish FishMay 1, 2012
    Good Beer. Poor service.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SolanoFebruary 15, 2010
    Lunch for two with a pint £15, great deal
  • 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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