Compton Arms


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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

User ratings:

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Compton Arms 4 Compton Avenue
    N1 2XD

  • Venue phone:

    020 7359 6883

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-8pm daily

  • Transport:

    Tube: Highbury & Islington tube/rail

  • Map

    1. Compton Arms

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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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S Carmo-Hayes

This is a great pub, one of the best in Islington. However, what a great shame that I was faced with the old trick. Very recently I ordered a double gin and tonic and quite clearly, right in front of me the bar person poured the bottle of tonic into a glass containing ice and lemon but no gin. Fortunately it was early evening and being fully sober I was able to point this out to the bar person who proceeded to put the gin in the glass, without so much as a by your leave. This was so clearly a pre-meditated act to fleece the customer which is why I am so disappointed that the reputation of a great pub has been sullied. Normally I would give this pub 5 stars but it only gets 2 today because of this incident. I hope that the normally excellent service will be resumed in the future.

The Pub Doctor

This place is by far the best "pub" around these parts. There is no corporate branding anymore - just a genuine old fashioned, real pub, full of proper quality cask ales, decent, good value pub grub and plenty of banter at the bar! There is an Arsenal bias, with match days pretty full of both home and away fans - but it's a trouble free, nice place to watch!