Stoke Newington bars and pubs

Enjoy a drink at one of Stoke Newington's great pubs and bars



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© Britta Jaschinski

A night out in Stoke Newington is always great. Irish pub Auld Shillelagh keeps the mood light and friendly, whilst Jolly Butchers has one of the best selections of ales and ciders in the area. For those who like their bars with a bit of a gothic bent, there's Baby Bathhouse.

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Auld Shillelagh

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

The added-value attractions at this skinny little Church Street boozer are numerous: sporadic themed music nights, big-screen football, a surprisingly large beer garden.

  1. 105 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UD
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Jolly Butchers

  • Rated as: 3/5

It’s not true to say that Stoke Newington has been crying out for a spot like this; by and large, the locals have seemed content with the array of weary boozers, formulaic gastropubs and corny bar.

  1. 204 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7HU
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Londesborough Pub & Dining Room

  • Rated as: 3/5

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.

  1. 36 Barbauld Road, N16 0SS
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  • Rated as: 3/5

Tucked away in the residential labyrinth behind the corner of the High Street and Church Street in Stoke Newington, this is one of the nicer drinking options in a part of London.

  1. 59 Kynaston Road, N16 0EB
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Users say


the shakespeare no doubt will change if you include it on this list!


Yes The Shakespeare is a tricksy little place and should definitely be included on the list. I hope this place never changes!


What about The Shakespeare on Allen Road (especially on a Monday for pub quiz), the Coach and Horses on the High Street (great bands play around the piano on a Thursday) or The Rose and Crown on Church Street (just a great old boozer, especially on a Sunday for roast!). All do pretty decent beer as well!

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