n16 pub and bar guide
Auld Shillelagh, 105 Church St N16 OUD Tel: 020 7249
5951. One of the hippest bars in Stoke Newington. Home of the classic Frank's Happy Hours
and many other storming evenings. The best Guinness in London. Giant screen, plasma screen
and even a screen in the garden. DJs, live music. Normal opening hours.
Bar Lorca, 175 High Street, N16 Tel: 020 7275 8659. Big Spanish bar with
restaurant, funk, soul and Latin music. Jam sessions every Sunday, very popular Salsa
night on Friday, and guest bands every Thursday. Good tapas menu with a wide selection of
dishes. £4 entrance after 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
Opening Hours : noon - 2am, Friday and Saturday noon - 1am, Monday to Thursday
noon - midnight, Sunday
Bird Cage, 58 Stamford Hill, N1 6 6XS Tel: 020 8806 6740. Lively bar with
DJs every night offering a comfortable mix of good drinks and music. Great brunch menu
served noon to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours : 4.30pm - 11.pm, Monday to Wednesday 4.30pm - midnight, Thursday and
Friday noon - midnight, Saturday and Sunday
Booths, 71-73 Church St, N16 OAS Tel: 020 7923 9332 / 020 7275 9809.
Friendly bar downstairs, restaurant upstairs. Great pizza and cocktails. Draught Budvar.
Attracts a lively crowd at weekends. Outside seating on Church St. Watch the world go by.
DJs at weekends. Normal hours.
Coach & Horses 178 High St N16 7J1 Tel: 020 7254 6697. Long
established, good mix of regulars. Food (Thai), TV.
Opening Hours 10am - 11pm, Monday to Saturday noon - 10.30pm, Sunday
Cricketers, 18 Northwold Road N16 7HI Tel: 020 7241 4236. Good local
boozer near Stoke Newington Common. Pool, TV. Normal opening hours.
Daniel Defoe, 102 Church St N 16 OLA Tel: 020 7254 2906. A spacious
Charles Wells pub with lovely beer garden and good wine list. Real ale, homemade food,
pool, TV, no kids.
Opening hours : 1 pm - 11pm, Monday to Friday noon - 11pm, Saturday and Sunday
The Eye, 79-81 High Street, N16 8EL Tel: 0207 923 7781. The first major
music venue in the area. Situated on Stoke Newington High Street where Sarah's Bar used to
be, The Eye is fast becoming one of Stoke Newington's grooviest bars. With a combination
of live music, Vietnamese food, and a wide selection of drinks including cocktails, The
Eye offers something for everyone. DJs every night, Live acts on Friday and Saturday.
Listings available in bar.
Opening hours : 3pm - 11pm, Monday to Friday noon - 11pm, Saturday and Sunday
Firefly Rhum Shack, 18 Church St Tel: 020 7254 2300. A cool cocktail bar
with an unbeatable range of rums plus the wherewithal to produce almost any cocktail you
could care to mention. Live Jazz (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday). Open from 10am to 11.00pm.
Fox Reformed, 176 Church Street N16 OJL Tel : 020 7254 5975. A venerable
institution on Church Street. Wine bar, bar and stylish restaurant. Wide-ranging wine
list. Heated garden area. Backgammon enthusiasts welcome.
Opening hours : 5pm - midnight, Monday to Friday noon - midnight, Saturday and Sunday
Jolly Butchers 20 High St N16 7HU Tel: 020 7254 2970. A bustling High
Street pub with friendly staff. Lively on the weekends and open till 2am on Friday and
Londesborough, 36 Barbauld Rd N16 Tel: 020 7254 5865. Newly refurbished
bar with a large rear area and atrium. A good range of wines, spirits and beers. DJs, and
an excellent menu. Real ale, garden with barbecue.
Opening hours : 4.30 - 11.30, Monday to Thursday 4.30 - midnight, Friday noon - midnight,
Saturday noon - 10.30, Sunday
Potter's Bar, 97 Stoke Newington High Rd, N16 Tel : 0207 254 1967. A
newly-opened bar with friendly atmosphere and a mixed crowd. Situated on site of old
Krystal's. Live music twice a week playing a wide range of music. Normal opening hours.
(Prince of Wales, 1 Allen Rd N16 8SB Tel: 020 7254 2270. Currently
closed because of major fire. It is not know if it will re-open.)
The Prince, 59 Kynaston Rd N 16 OEB Tel: 020 7923 4766. Gastro-pub with
splendid menu and eclectic, interesting wine list. Restaurant section and garden area.
Real ales. Popular jazz night on Monday. Kids of all ages welcome till 7pm. Plasma screen,
Opening hours : noon - 11pm, Monday to Saturday noon - 10.30pm, Sunday.
Rochester Castle, 145 High St N16 ONY Tel: 020 7249 6016. Huge
Wetherspoon's pub, offers the cheapest drinks for miles. Extensive range of real ales,
with regular beer festivals and a garden area. Good-value wine list, daily menu and Sunday
roasts. Non-smoking area. Kids until 7pm.
Opening hours : 10am - 11pm, Monday to Saturday noon - 10.30pm
Rose & Crown, 199 Church St N16 9ES Tel: 020 7254 7497. A
well-established local. The present pub was built in the 1930s and has remained true to
its roots with original glass and wood panelling. A good selection of real beers and
well-chosen wine list. Quiz nights every Tuesday and weekday lunches and Sunday roasts are
Stoke Newington favourites. Guesthouse rooms available. Kids until 7pm.
Opening hours : 11.30am - 11pm, Monday to Saturday 11.30am - 10.30pm, Sunday
Ryan's Bar N16,181 Church Street N16 OUL Tel: 020 7275 7807. Cheerful,
bright bar on two floors, with large, attractive beer garden. Great range of evening
entertainment including comedy and live music. Great food (Thai), TV. Basement bar
available for private parties and events.
Opening hours : noon - 11pm, Monday to Saturday noon - 10.30pm, Sunday www.ryans-n16.com
Shakespeare, 57 Allen Rd N16 8RY Tel: 020 7254 4190. Interesting,
hidden-away local with real ale, good wines, TV and garden. Particularly popular with
residents south of Church Street.
Opening hours : 5pm - midnight, Monday to Friday noon - midnight, Saturday noon -
Stoke Tup, 132 Church Street, N 16 M Tel: 020 7254 0959. Trendy,
welcoming bar in the middle of Church Street. On the site of the original Red Lion. Real
ale, live music, secluded garden. Large screen. Normal hours.
Yucatan Bar 121, Stoke Newington Rd N16 8BT Tel: 020 7254 6198. Large
establishment with plenty of screens showing sporting events and separate pool room.
Outdoor seating on High Street.
Opening hours : 11am - 11pm, Monday to Saturday 11am - 10.30pm, Sunday
Wheatsheaf, 6 Windus Rd N16 Tel: 0208 806 397. Smallish, pleasant,
Stamford Hill local. Food lunch time, pool, great juke box. Normal hours.
White Hart, 116 High St. Tel: 0207 254 6266. Recently refurbished
spacious bar with enormous beer garden(s). Comfortable seating. Giant TV screen. Real ale,
good food. Live music and DJs Thursday to Sunday. Normal hours.
And a selection from a bit further afield
Anchor & Hope, 15 High Hill Ferry E5 Tel :020 8806 1730. Situated on
the River Lee, this small bar is a real local community pub. A good excuse to plan a
leisurely stroll along the tow path. Real ale, TV, normal opening hours (closed 3 - 5pm
Alma, 59 Newington Green Rd, N1 4QU Tel : 0207 359 4536. Gastro pub with
a friendly warm vibe and local feel. Good value quality food. All age groups welcome.
Opening hours : 5pm - 11pm, Monday to Friday noon - 11pm, Saturday noon - 10.30pm, Sunday
Amhurst, 240 Arnhurst Road E8 Tel: 020 7254 6410. Recently revamped local
pub. Live DJs on Friday and Saturday playing an eclectic mix of sounds. Good wine list and
beer/lager selection, pool, TV.
Opening hours : 1pm - 11pm, Monday to Friday noon - 11pm, Saturday noon - 10.30pm, Sunday
Brownswood Park Tavern, 271 Green Lanes N4 Tel: 020 8809 2846. Close to
Clissold Park and the Climbing Centre. Recommended menu. A great excuse for a walk across
the park. Food, beer garden, darts, TV. Normal opening hours.
Cava Bar, 11 Albion Road, Newington Green N16 9PS Tel: 020 7923 9227.
Well placed to serve the residents on the southern fringe of N16. Bright interior
overlooking Newington Green. Food, Sunny courtyard.
Opening hours : 4pm - 11.30pm, Monday to Wednesday 4pm -midnight, Thursday noon -
midnight, Friday 10am - midnight, Saturday 10am - 11.30pm, Sunday www.cavabar.com
Old Henry's, 2 St Jude Street, N16 8JT Tel : 0207 275 7433
Friendly family atmosphere. Wide selection of foods and cocktails. Function room for hire.
Opening hours : 11am - 11pm, Monday to Saturday 11am - 10.30, Sunday
White House, 313 Highbury New Park, N5 2LB Tel : 020 7288 1074. One pool
table, large TV screen. Food all day every day, no kids (except. for food), real ale.
Outdoor seating. Handy for Clissold Park.
Opening hours : noon - 11pm, Monday to Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday noon - 10.30pm,