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(formerly Lush; Independence; Tut N' Shive, Angel & Crown; Cedar Room)

235 Upper Street
N1 1RU

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  • No real ale Real Ale is NOT Available

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 2.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 2.00 am
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 10pm


Stonegate (formerly Ei Group)

About the Pub

Sept 2022 - No cask ale. Two handpumps with Doom Bar badges and Cask Marque roundels but none available. Still active on the Cask Marque map.

Sept 2021 - second handpump looked unused and the other has Doom Bar.

From a member visit in Sept 2019, "I am currently visiting the Library pub in Barnsbury and was delighted to see two hand pulls. One was turned but the other was dispensing Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale. It’s always good to see a pub putting ale back on!"

This is its sixth name in the last fifteen years or so but according to the various websites, little has changed in it's latest disguise. Apart from a brush of paint it remains primarily a live music, open mic and DJ venue with details of its forthcoming events listed on its website.

PA registered: P2018/2802/FUL. Comments Until: 21-10-2018. Planning portal closed. Proposal: Change of use of the ancillary accommodation of the upper floors of the existing public house (A4 use) (first, second and third floors) to result in the creation backpacker hostel accommodation (8 no. bedrooms) associated with existing public house. Reconfiguration of public house at ground and basement floor levels and use of roof terraces to rear elevation at first floor level (Sui Generis).

Historic Interest

Local Listing:- Two large rendered pilasters. Timber panelled stallriser. Laycock Street: Brick painted pilasters, central window is panelled up. Diamond multi-paned fanlights. All round - multipaned frost.

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    From Pieminster.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    From Pieminster.

  • Garden Garden

    Pavement Seating.

  • Events Events

    Comedy Club Sundays.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Open mic nights Weds.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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235 Upper Street
N1 1RU

Sat Nav Reference

51.54515, -0.10361


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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Highbury & Islington

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Highbury & Islington

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Library - London


235 Upper Street
N1 1RU

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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