Tthe Canonbury Tavern is a Young’s pub that as preened as you’d expect. It’s huge, a series of elegant rectilinear rooms, and the rear garden is equally enormous. It serves pub grub and, in the dining room, more ambitious dishes. If you’re used to Kernel and Weird Beard, you may find Young’s beer timid by comparison. But the scotch eggs served here are nothing short of a revelation.
The NI area may have become known for its chains of watering holes, but there are still a lot of charming pubs in the area. Whether you're in the mood for one of Angel's proper old-school boozers or a new gastropub around Canonbury and Barnsbury, there's a watering hole for every taste in Angel & Islington and we've compiled a list of some of the very best pubs in this part of town.
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