The Finsbury

Bars and pubs, Pubs Manor House
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A pub right by Finsbury Park (one end of it, anyhow) that serves food and has a back room with a stage for their regular music and comedy nights.


Venue name: The Finsbury
Address: 336
Green Lanes
N4 1BY
Transport: Tube: Manor House
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  • Rock and indie Saturday July 29 2017

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Violet M

On the Manor House side of Finsbury Park lies this unassuming pub, The Finsbury. Mostly overlooked because of notorious Finsbury Park pub, The Faltering Fullback, The Finsbury is a delight in it's own but lacks the pizzazz of the Fullback. 

The pub is lovely enough, with dark wooden floors, ample seating, and a decent beer list. Almost begrudgingly, it's started to host craft beers on tap. Still, Hoegarden on tap is a rarity, I find (like, literally I know of one other pub that has Hoegarden on tap). A big draw is the outdoor seating (when the weather is good). 

The Finbury's USP (that's unique selling point, that is) is the back room with stage, which hosts an changing calendar of events from comedy nights to gigs. Most of the shows are free and well worth it. 

The only downside is if you go to the pub for just a pint and a chat, on a night where there's live music. The resounding music is thumping, pint-rattling, and a bit annoying in the main bar area.

Telmo M

Fun place just next to Manor House Station. Live music and good selection of beers. A bit expensive but worthy sometimes if you can enjoy a live band. Good place to meet friends

Chlo Fo

The Finsbury is a bit of a hidden gem, sitting just outside the happening hub of East London, it often misses out on the praise and recognition it deserves. Conveniently located a stumble from Manor House station, this pub has a great young buzz - there's a large beer yard out front, plenty of seats inside and a venue for live events at the back of the pub. I'm a big fan of the Bear Funny Comedy night every Wednesday, for less than a tenner you get a pizza (delicious stonebaked pizza made on sight), a glass of wine and entry to the comedy - absolute bargain! (book online in advance to get the deal). It's a great place to see up and coming acts and well known acts alike (recently Henning Wehn was on). Highly recommended!

Nick M

Great shows when I went to the Finsbury twice for comedy in October 2014.  The joke about a bear thing is silly, but actually quite fun.  Some of the acts obviously been thinking hard to try and seamlessly add their bear joke into their set. The variety I saw was great.  One man with gags, another observational, a sketch group and a couple of female comics each doing short sets that kept my attension because they were funny.  The MC was lovely and had a beer with me and a few others after the show. I have seen two of the closing 'big name' comediens there.  They are much better than could be expected for less than £5 a ticket. I heard that the live music room only just got the separation from the bar, but it works really well. Probably really good for bands too although I prefer to sit down these days. I will go back soon as the bar has some decent craft beers too.  Don't spread the word.  I like that it is not sold out every week so I can get a seat!


I went there 3 times in 3 years: when my family died;  when my partner left and when I was diagnosed with cancer. The venue is very cute under the new management though anyone after 30+ is considered uncool and have the most unpleasent comments from the bouneses forcing you to leave in tears each time. Avoid at all costs if you are over 30 


Went to the last few comic nights and there was some great talent, even though I was not performing! Now being the comic, I am, I have a conflict with the competition and fresh stuff. Do I share this innfo (opps! typeo pub joke) :-) or do I just steal their jokes and pretend they're mine?


Agree with Tim. If you've known i.e. avoided, this place from old especially, check it out. I swear there's even Hoxtonites coming here. Think a dude called Whitehouse is behind the promotion. Brilliant!


It's the new spot for Indie and Electro music in North London. Every Saturday they have live music from up and coming london bands and/or DJ's. The atmosphere is very friendly, young and cheerful. it's like The Notting Hill Arts Club of North London


Hugely underated venue - if you haven't stuck your head in before, it's well worth it. The sound system is brilliant, best I've heard in North London. Showcases talents of all the warehouse types living in the area; also a good place to find out where the warehouse parties are...