Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right The Alma

The Alma

Bars and pubs, Pubs Canonbury
5 out of 5 stars
(325user reviews)

Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Dalston and Highbury Corner is this friendly Islington local. There's a welcoming vibe as soon as you step inside, plus an array of movie posters, alongside other film paraphernalia, lining the walls.

A British menu is served up from their kitchen daily (including the weekly Sunday roast), while the bar is well-stocked with imported and local craft beers, real ales, ciders, wines and spirits.

The Alma also hosts a weekly pub quiz and open jam folk night.


Venue name: The Alma
Address: 59 Newington Green Rd
N1 4QU
Opening hours: 4pm-midnight Mon-Thu; 3pm-2am Fri; noon-2am Sat; noon-midnight Sun
Transport: Canonbury Overground
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:311
  • 4 star:12
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
1 person listening
22 of 22 found helpful

Wow! Incredbile Without a doubt one of the pubs with the best atmosphere and food in London! Fantastic staff, brilliant food and a brilliant place to watch the rugby!

14 of 14 found helpful

After seeing The Alma in the Love London Awards catogary, I popped down and fell in love with it within minutes!!!

I was welcomed at the door and seated in what is a very inserting pub. I chose to have the Sunday beef roast with a bottle of house red all what one would hope for so 10/10 you have my vote . Mike

11 of 11 found helpful

this is a PUB... food is great, community , music , footy, dog friendly.. all what makes this my local x

9 of 9 found helpful

Unequivocally the best pub in north London, nay, all of London. Beer, food, film posters everywhere, great craic, even the hangovers leave you with an upbeat vibe.

8 of 8 found helpful

I come to the alma every thursday with my wife and her mum. they have live music where anyone can join in, sometimes up to 20 musicians. feels like a real pub with local beers and a wide food menu.

8 of 8 found helpful

Wonderful pub, great food and customer service, staff are amazing and friendly! Also the pub is dog friendly and they love our Frenchie - Bill xxx

8 of 8 found helpful

A great pub with clever ideas throughout. Cozy lighting, good food a lovely selection of drink pleasant staff. A Pet friendly pub hosted by Buster the friendly King Charles spaniel 🐶 a lovely place filled with nice people. I love this place. Thanks
Marcin M.

6 of 6 found helpful

Best pub in the Islington, great staff, food and beer. The roasts are damn good too!!

5 of 5 found helpful

Great booking service. Food comes out on good time always. Will be perfect when Camden Hells lager becomes available on draft

5 of 5 found helpful

Follow the alma on Twitter. Always active with so much going on. Food better than expected!

Voted btw for #LoveLondonAwards

5 of 5 found helpful

Best pub in Islington by far!!! Amazing staff and great food! Also do a decent pub quiz on Sunday evening.

5 of 5 found helpful

By far the best pub for food and sports in the area. Great themed nights and friendly atmosphere always ensure a great time is had. Highly recommended.

4 of 4 found helpful

Great service, food and beer! Super atmosphere and an excellent asset to the local area.

4 of 4 found helpful

The decor is INCREDIBLE! Really good conversation starter pieces and the drink deals were really good. I would have liked a better variety in drinks choices, but I can overlook that given the staff were friendly and the food was super yummy! 

4 of 4 found helpful

I use to work here part time. I love this pub so much. My family mostly come on Sunday for a roast, there's still enough selection on the menu for the kids and the prise is fail. There's Lego and toys , board games , news papers etc .

4 of 4 found helpful

Splendid local pub. Many interesting things to look at. Great real ale, fish n chips is fab. I can also bring my dog.

4 of 4 found helpful

This is a great local boozer, hopefully they change the menu to somthing more exciting, then this will be the best pub in the area !!!! 

3 of 3 found helpful

Lagunitas IPA and Sunday roast = Sunday Funday🍻 Hope you win guys

3 of 3 found helpful

Been here before love the decor, staff are great Wesley really went out of his way to seat us during the very busy quiz night will defo be back. Good luck guys great pub❤️

3 of 3 found helpful

Easily the Greatest pub in Islington. Amazing staff, great beer and an incredible atmosphere. Who needs movies when the Alma is full of nostalgic memorabilia. I love this place.

3 of 3 found helpful

Wonderfully quirky local where there's always something to pique interest, with friendly staff and a good selection of beers.

3 of 3 found helpful

Great for the football. Great roast. Lovely staff. Julie's a highlight. X

3 of 3 found helpful

Proper London pub with great film memorabilia, music, beer selections & food in a cool part of London. Lovely staff & lovely atmosphere too! Check it out.

3 of 3 found helpful

Love everything about it. Great live music, amazing food, comfy atmosphere, really kind staff, dog friendly. <3

3 of 3 found helpful

My local on my doorstep that does a banging roast dinner and great atmosphere.

3 of 3 found helpful

Friendly local with good atmosphere ,film theme on walls,good food

Show More

Snap up exclusive discounts in London

Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...