There are many sides to Stoke Newington, with its parent crowd and fun young things. So no wonder there are a multitude of watering holes to suit many a scenario. From scene-defining cocktail joints to gastropubs to rough-around-the-edges boozers, find the best of the best in our list of Stokey bars and pubs below.
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Stoke Newington bars and pubs
Venue says: “Enjoy 30% off our daily craft drinks list Monday to Friday from 5-7pm.”
A brilliant backstreet boozer that doesn’t get too crowded despite its sterling line-up of craft beer, fine wine and restaurant-standard grub. The interior is stunning, but a petite paved garden at the back suits the summer drinkers just as well.
Venue says: “Local craft beer, delicious thin-crust pizza and the best in sports TV. Monday to Friday lunchtime: any pizza for just £5, noon-3pm.”
The Lion has had a recent revamp, taking a new name as The Red Lion in the process. It still has a mighty fine decked beer garden at the rear and has added some extra draught lines at the bar for the local craft beer lovers.
Discover more London boozers with a story to tell
One of the best ways to learn about London’s rich history is by sinking a pint in the pub. No joke. These historic London pubs have been around for yonks and offer up the tell-tale signs of the celebrity, scandal and maybe even murder that took place in the capital many moons ago. So grab a spot at the bar and ask for the skinny from the staff on these pubs with a long old backstory.