This backstreet Stokey local, buried in the complicated network of residential streets behind Church Street, has been spruced up lately after some time in the doldrums.
It’s a big place, even bigger than it looks from its streetcorner location, and a difficult one to fill. The deepish back room can feel a bit tumbleweedy when it’s not busy, which is often the case early in the week, and the bare-brick decor doesn’t encourage intimacy. As a result, you’re better off staying at the front, close to the big picture windows and the imposing bar.
Still, that shouldn’t disguise its virtues: a couple of ales, worthwhile cocktails, sturdy gastropub grub and staff who are keen to make you feel at home. Worth a second look.
|Venue name:||Londesborough Pub & Dining Room||Contact:|
36 Barbauld Road
|Opening hours:||Open 5-11pm Mon-Thur; 5pm-midnight Fri; noon-midnight Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-10.30pm Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Stoke Newington rail or bus 73, 393, 476|
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Average User Rating
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Don't forget the little beer garden out back, excellent wine menu and (in my humble opinion) the best sunday roast in Stokey
Love this pub. Great food, lovely staff and great vibe. we often go midweek for a candlelit dinner although we have been to our friend's wedding reception which was incredibly well organised and probably the best food at any event I have been to. Make sure you book for a roast on Sunday as seats are like gold dust and desevedly so.
Well worth making a trip away from the crowded pubs of Church Street - good beer, nice atmosphere and excellent service.
Excellent local a real fav with me - the roast is exemplary and the wine list is really broad - although as previous reviewers have stated it is a bit on the expensive side - my friend and i managed to spend £50 a head on sunday lunch of three courses and a bottle of wine which is a bit steep for just a local meal out.
Had a very good roast there last Sunday - friends eating the pork belly raved about getting a 12" slab of meat, and the roast potatoes were crispy, fluffy and as good as my mum's. Their Eton Mess is as good as mine! Aspalls at £3.60/pint meant we were in there 10 hours. Not the cheapest roast in town, but great food and a nice comfortable room meant it did us proud.