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Kings Head Theatre Pub

115 Upper Street
Barnsbury
London
N1 1QN

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 1.00 am
TuesdayMidday - 1.00 am
WednesdayMidday - 1.00 am
ThursdayMidday - 2.00 am
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - 12.30 am

Owner

Young's

About the Pub

The internationally renowned Kings Head Theatre Pub was founded in 1970 by the late great impresario Dan Crawford and is carried on by his wife, Stephanie. Run by one family for 41 years it is a well loved local and London-wide music and theatre destination venue. There has been a Kings Head on this site since the 1500s, but the current Grade II listed building dates from 1860.

It features Victorian decor covered with framed photos of well known actors who have graced the stage over the 41 years, roaring fires in the winter, tables and chairs outside in the summer with a view of the leafy gardens of St. Mary's Church, an ever changing roster of real ales & fine wines and live music or DJs in the bar almost every night. The theatre is now home to an Olivier Award winning opera and theatre company with shows nightly. Acquired by Young's in 2014.

From their website, food comprises "classic snacks such as our famous, Sage & Onion Scotch Eggs and Caramelised Onion Sausage Rolls to doorstep Sandwiches and Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Boards."

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Public house. 1864 and possibly later. Yellow brick set in Flemish bond, polished grey and pink granite, stucco, roof obscured by parapet. Three storeys, three-window range. The ground floor frontage, which may date from the 1890s, is divided into five bays by Ionic columns of polished grey and pink granite carrying antae of polished pink granite with incised decoration. Three entrances with curved bay windows between. The wooden front is panelled at dado level with double panelled doors to outer entrances and arcaded overlights over the entrances. Modillion cornice over fascia with iron cresting above. First-floor windows flat-arched with segmental pediments, the middle window tripartite; second-floor windows similar but with triangular pediments; chamfered quoins to upper storeys. Parapet with balustrade. The interior has deal boarding to the dado, two marble fireplaces, a late-19th century island bar-back with engraved and faceted glass, and a bar counter probably of the same period; the last two items have probably been reset and possibly altered.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Young's London Original
  • Young's London Special

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance

AccessAble

Accessable

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    The pub does not serve main courses, only light snacks and sharing platters.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    The pub does not serve main courses, only light snacks and sharing platters.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Summer only.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

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Kings Head Theatre Pub

115 Upper Street
Barnsbury
London
N1 1QN

Sat Nav Reference

51.538308, -0.102561

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Nearby Station (550m)

Essex Road

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (650m)

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