Rows, Squares and Terraces: Evening Crawl of Islington

Wednesday 17 August 2011.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Rows, Squares and Terraces: Evening Crawl of Islington

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

1. Angelic

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Angelic, 57 Liverpool Road, N1 0RJ.

Real ales: A selection of four real ales is usually available here.

Read about the Angelic

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub into Ritchie Street, cross over Ritchie Street and continue along it to the junction with Cloudesley Road. Turn right into Cloudesley Road and walk along it to

2. Crown

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Crown, 160 Cloudesley Road, N1 0EB.

Real ales: Ascot seasonal ales; Fullers London Pride and ESB; and Gales Seafarers are usually served here.

Read about the Crown

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Cloudesley Square to the junction with Stonefield Street. Turn left into Stonefield Street and walk along it to the junction with Lonsdale Square, continue straight along Lonsdale Square to the square itself. Turn left and right and left again round Lonsdale Square to the junction with Barnsbury Street. Cross over Barnsbury Street to

3. Drapers Arms

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Drapers Arms, 44 Barnsbury Street, N1 1ER.

Real ales: A selection of three real ales is usually available here.

Read about the Drapers Arms

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue along Barnsbury Street to the junction with Upper Street. Cross over Upper Street to the Town Hall, turn left and walk up Upper Street to Bus Stop M (called Islington Town Hall). Catch a 4, 19, 30 or 43 bus to Bus Stop B (called Islington Green). Alight from the bus and continue down Upper Street then turn left to cross over Essex Road at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and then right into Camden Walk to

4. Camden Head

Arrive: 9.00 PM.

Address: The Camden Head, 2 Camden Walk, N1 8DY.

Real ales: Sharps Doom Bar; St Austell Tribute; Wells Bombardier; and Youngs London Gold are usually served here.

Read about the Camden Head

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Camden Passage to the junction with Charlton Place, cross over Charlton Place, turn left and walk down Charlton Place to the junction with Colebrooke Row. Cross over Colebrook Row, turn right and walk along Colebrook Row to the junction with Vincent Terrace. Cross over Vincent Terrace, turn left and walk to the junction with Sudeley Street. Cross over Sudeley Street to

5. Prince of Wales

Arrive: 9.30 PM.

Address: The Prince of Wales, 1a Sudeley Street, N1 8HP.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter; and Shepherd Neame Spitfire are usually served here.

Read about the Prince of Wales

Now renamed Plaquemine Lock.

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Colebrooke Row, cross over Colebrooke Row to Dunstan Street and walk up Dunstan Street to

6. York

Arrive: 10.00 PM.

Address: The York, 82 Islington High Street, N1 8EQ.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride; Sharps Doom Bar; St Austell Tribute and up to three guests beers are usually served here.

Read about the York

Many thanks to Chris Fisher who devised this crawl.

The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.