The Hop & Berry

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12 Love It

Despite signage that looks like it was designed with the help of the Microsoft paperclip, The Hop and Berry is a charming pub with 12 frequently updated taps and lots of quiet corners in which to enjoy their issue. The beer selection (and the pub’s distance from their respective breweries) is displayed on a pleasingly neat board on one wall, and a map marked with the London Brewers’ Alliance members adorns another – it’s obvious staff care about your pint’s carbon footprint. The kitchen is taken over by a new street food trader each month, so your stomach will be lined with something far more interesting than pallid chips for once.

Venue name: The Hop & Berry
Address: 209-211 Liverpool Road
N1 1LX
Transport: Tube: Highbury & Islington tube
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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This is my local - and what a place it is too! It's so refreshing to see a bar/pub that equally caters to the wine list as well as the beer menu, it's become such a rarity now that good quality establishments feel the need to cater to a niche of some kind. The selection is great for such a cosy spot, and the atmosphere is second to none if you're in the mood for a quiet night out (with an acoustic band often playing in a corner).

Everything errs to the local scene which is nice to see. Better yet...the food menu is changing this week, with monthly food residencies taking over. Yum.

All in all a great pub, however, due to being off the trendy-pants Upper St, probably doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.