Going South in the North: Daytime Crawl from Stoke Newington to Hoxton


Saturday 14 August 2010.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Stoke Newington to Hoxton

1. The Rochester Castle

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Rochester Castle, 143-5 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0NY.

Real ales: The usual Wetherspoons mix of regular and guest beers is on sale here.

Read about The Rochester Castle

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Stoke Newington High Street to the pedestrian crossing, cross over Stoke Newington High Street, turn left and continue down the street to

2. The Jolly Butchers

Arrive: 12.45 PM.

Address: The Jolly Butchers, 204 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, N16.

Real ales: Beers from Brodie’s, Crouch Vale, Dark Star and Thornbridge breweries are normally served here.

Read about The Jolly Butchers

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to the pedestrian crossing, cross over Stoke Newington High Street and walk up Stoke Newington High Street to bus stop V (called William Patten School). Catch a 73, 393 or 476 bus to the stop just before the junction of Stoke Newington Church Street and Albion Road (the stop is called Town Hall). Alight from the bus and cross over Albion Road to

3. The Rose & Crown

Arrive: 2.15 PM.

Address: The Rose & Crown, 199 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter, Brains SA Gold, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, and Marstons Pedigree are usually served here.

Read about The Rose & Crown

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to the bus stop and catch a 73 or 476 bus to the stop just before the junction of Newington Green Road and Balls Pond Road (the stop is called Balls Pond Road). Alight from the bus then turn left into Balls Pond Road and catch a 30, 38, 56 or 277 bus to the stop just before the junction of Balls Pond Road and Culford Road (the stop is called Culford Road). Alight from the bus and cross over Balls Pond Road to

4. The Duke of Wellington

Arrive: 3.15 PM.

Address: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1.

Real ales: About five real ales from London and the rest of the UK are usually served here

Read about The Duke of Wellington

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn left and continue down Culford Road then cross over Culford Road to

5. The Scolt Head

Arrive: 4.00 PM.

Address: The Scolt Head, 107a Culford Road, Dalston, N1.

Real ales: Greene King IPA and two guest beers are usually served here.

Read about The Scolt Head

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right down Englefield Road, walk all along Englefield Road to Essex Road and cross over Englefield Road to

6. The Lord Clyde

Arrive: 4.45 PM.

Address: The Lord Clyde, 340-2 Essex Road, Canonbury, N1.

Real ales: Harvey’s Sussex Best and at least one guest beer are usually available here

Read about The Lord Clyde

Directions to next pub: Catch a 38, 56 73, 341 or 476 bus to just before the junction of Essex Road and New North Road. Alight from the bus and continue down Essex Road to the junction with New North Road. Turn left into New North Road and walk down New North Road to

7. The Corleys Tavern

Arrive: 5.30 PM.

Address: The Corley’s Tavern, 286 New North Road, De Beauvoir Town, N1.

Real ales: No real ale is served here.

Read about The Corley's Tavern

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue down New North Road to the junction with Shepperton Road. Walk down Shepperton Road to the junction with Baring Street, cross over Baring Street and turn right down Bridport Place. Walk through the Colville Estate to Orsman Road and walk along Orsman Road to

8. The Stag's Head

Arrive: 6.30 PM.

Address: The Stags Head, 55 Orsman Road, Hoxton, N1 5RA.

Real ales: Timothy Taylor Landlord is usually served here.

Read about The Stag's Head


The Regional and National 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 that were on the London Regional Inventory at the time.