The Duchess of Kent

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The Duchess of Kent

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A stone’s throw from Highbury Corner, The Duchess is one of Islington’s best kept secret – step away from the madding North London crowds and sip on a pint of Doombar, Broadside, Redemption…

This homely pub is a treat come rain or shine, with its cosy dining room, quality fresh gastropub food, it’s ideal for laying down words in a game of scrabble, or settling down for a Sunday Lunch whilst mulling over a defensive backgammon move, or the afternoon sport on Sky. In addition to this, the expansive list of quality real ales and modern wines make this pub in N7, Alf’s favourite stop-off before a game at the Emirates!

The food is “exceptional” as described by one food critic from the Standard who thought her starter was “a heavenly branch of vine tomatoes, so beautifully roasted to a sticky toffee-sweetness, that even the stalks were a treat to crunch”.

Venue name: The Duchess of Kent
Address: 441 Liverpool Road Islington
N7 8PR
Price: £25 and under
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This is my local and a bloody great pub.  It's friendly, shows sport, has an open fire, a long bar, and great sausage rolls!! They also have a few guest taps, so it's good to see what's on offer each time you go.  An Arsenal pub so good for pre and post match beering.  A quiz on Monday nights and lunch offers through the week.  I've eaten dinner here once and thorough enjoyed my fish pie.  So pleased this is my local, Geronimooooo!!!!! 


A nice pub but the food leaves a lot to be desired. A few of us opted for the burger - some received pink - some extremely well done - all of them were so dry and the buns were stale. The meal looked lost on the plate with no attempt at a salad garnish and varied amounts of chips. It was by far the worst burger I have ever had and at £12.50, extremely overpriced. My friend complained and all he was told was to mention next time he came and ordered food that we had a bad experience last time. Why would we ever want to eat there again??!