Alwyne Castle

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Alwyne Castle

There’s plenty of opportunity for alfresco quaffing here with an enormous front garden that spills down the sides of this friendly pub. Looking out on to a main Islington artery, it’s a little bit ‘urban’, but what the garden lacks in blooming greenery, it makes up for in capacity (it holds 300) and a seasonally changing roster of craft beers both native and international. The extensive food offering ranges from bar snacks and sandwiches through salads and hot dishes including Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Monday to Friday there's a set-price meal at £10 for 2 courses or £13 for 3.


Venue name: Alwyne Castle
Address: 83 St Paul's Road
N1 2LY
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12noon-12midnight
Transport: Tube: Highbury & Islington tube/rail
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Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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The best spot for a sunny day, with many outside tables, be sure to always find a spot. And if it is not that good outside, you can always come inside to find a seat in this elegant pub. I might not recommend the food but the beer is fresh!

Ended up here when trying to find a place for a roast after an Arsenal game. We managed to get a table without a booking at around 5pm so we weren't even worried what the food was like, and then it turned out to be delicious! And the wait staff were really attentive and helpful.

Great little conservatory for the restaurant section.

Lovely outside area with lots of seating so perfect for the summer! It's also a cosy place in the inside for the winter months with a lovely interior. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Terrible, overpriced food. The bar staff are exceptionally slow. Shame, as it's a good location and nice pub.  Decent for a drink but avoid the food at all costs.  

Service is very slow, to the point my friend timed 11 minutes waiting for an order and I was at the front of the bar. We left. The ambiance seemed good.

really unimpressed with the food here. We both had roasts - the veg and potatoes were really undercooked (the roast potatoes were more like boiled potatoes). The roast chicken was really dry, not tasty at all, plus served in a bowl so difficult to eat. We asked for the gravy separately but this was not done so my boyfriend's lunch was drenched in gravy (which he hates). Also extremely slow service - had to wait ages for our order to be taken and then even longer for our food to arrive. Maybe ok for drinks but won't be going back for food.

GRIM FOOD, really really GRIM... We ordered two burgers, we got them before we sat down - obviously another customers rejected food! It was stone cold - as it had been sitting on the side for about half an hour I'm sure. We sent them back, and got new ones. The bap was literally wet - so I couldn't pick the burger up! The chips were horrible, and we got a teaspoon of greasy cold slaw. The burger was dry, and I nearly choked on it and not one member of staff came anywhere near us to ask if our food was okay. Then our dirty plates sat infront of us for a good half hour. It really was APPALLING.

Good beer, food extremely slow outside and bar service a little nonchalant also. Nice crowd and surroundings

The environment of the pub is reasonable - but - We ordered 3 burgers and one eggs benedict. Two of the burgers arrived burnt (badly). They were sent back and replacements did not arrive until after the other two people had finished their meal. The eggs benedict arrived cold and flavourless plus the sauce had split. The chef brought the replacement burgers out which was nice BUT I would have to say that the quality of the food was the worst I have had in London.

I love this pub with its sofas and the fireplace in winter ! they have the Blue Moon beer as well !