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: “Join us for one of the best roasts you'll find in London – according to us and Time Out.”
A gastropub with a strong gin line-up, approachable staff and an open-door policy to four-legged friends, the Lady Mildmay down in Newington Green scores on all fronts. But it’s Sunday lunch that impresses the most. You’d best book ahead.
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.
Piano Kensington is a venue for listening to jazz pianists five nights a week. They serve a regularly changing menu combining influences from numerous cuisines, and snacks on Sunday evening when there is no dinner service. The short wine list includes bottles from both Europe and the New World, with prices starting at £20.95, and several wines are available by the glass. Note: live music is played from 6-11.30pm Tuesday through Thursday; from 6pm-midnight Friday and Saturday; and from 8.30-11.30pm on ‘Jazz Sundays’, when there is no cover charge or entry fee.
Venue says: “Olav Bratli, one of Norways's top entertainers, entertains this weekend from 8.30pm.”