Very out-of-date and incorrect info given above. Buses 73, 476, 393; there never was a tube, unless you fancied a walk from Manor House or Finsbury Park. The "illuminated glow" comes from the Victorian St Mary's church; the original St Mary's stands on the opposite side of the road and dates from the 16th Century. Extremely popular with wedding parties from the Town Hall opposite, Pretty full evenings and w/e lunchtimes with friendly staff. Decent beer from the new Truman's and others. .
Rose & Crown
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
The Rose has always been popular as a pub, but now a separate entrance leads to a contemporary B&B. Landscape gardener Will, who with Diane runs the place, transformed three floors to create individually and tastefully styled guestrooms (drench showers, quality smellies and furnishings), a breakfast room and a sun-catching roof terrace with a large table, a couple of loungers, a patio heater and a view across to central London from the illuminated glow of 13th-century St Mary’s Church alongside.
Pricier rooms feature a stand-alone bathtub, and the suite by the breakfast room is vast. Truman Brewery touches from yesteryear remain: the pub sign lettering, a finely carved pre-war stair rail and the Mystery Arrow games machine.
Rose & Crown 199 Stoke Newington Church Street