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Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street
N1 2TB

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Opening Times


Monday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

5 - 10 Mon - Thu
12 - 10 Fri & Sat
12 - 9 Sun



About the Pub

Following the sale of their tenanted pubs the Marquess is now part of Punch Taverns. A local resident has sent us the following, "The establishment is now a pub once again rather than a restaurant,which it has been for the past few years.

The staff are very welcoming and friendly and I would recommend a visit if you live locally or are in the area." However, other than the changed beer range much of the information on this page is still from "how it was".

Built c.1854 along with the area, named after the Marquess of Northampton and acquired by Young's in 1979. A fine example of the architecture of the time and a Grade II listed building. The interior, however, has been much altered and opened out in the intervening years. The most recent refurbishment has created a fairly subdued atmosphere in the main bar area with the inevitable soft sofas dominating. The real fire has been maintained. This is in stark contrast to the rear area which is now dedicated to dining and is very bright and airy and dominated by a huge chandelier. The right hand side of the pub still maintains its public bar feel. A small patio area on the street is available for outside drinking.

Nearest tube is Highbury and Islington 850m. Operated by the Marvellous Pub Co. led by husband and wife Andy and Sarah Gavriel.

Note on bank holiday Mondays it opens 12-10.

Historic Interest

English Heritage Grade II listing:- Public house. c.1854. Developed by James Wagstaffe. Yellow brick, stucco, roof obscured by parapets. Three storeys, three window-range to each street front; the plan exploits the corner site with the main front to Canonbury Street flat, and the sides, to Douglas Road and Arran Walk, are each angled in plan to give two convex facets. Ground floor decorated with stucco and chamfered rustication; round-arched openings, the first in Douglas Road blank, the middle one in Canonbury Street the entrance, and the middle one in Arran Walk blank. Upper storeys have giant order of Corinthian pilasters. First-floor windows have moulded stucco architraves and alternating triangular and segmental pediments; second-floor windows have moulded stucco architraves; the first and second-floor windows to Douglas Road, and to the first two bays in Arran Walk, are blank. Entablature with 'MARQUESS TAVERN' in sunk lettering to the frieze on each of the three sides; modillion cornice, parapet with blank balustrade. Single-storey wing to the rear in Douglas Road with blank arcading and stucco scored as ashlar to north-west side, cornice and blocking course. The interior preserves a horseshoe bar counter and deal panelling to the dado, both of the second half of the C19 if not original; also, in the rear wing, Corinthian pilasters and entablature, moulded ribs to covered roof and lantern (the lantern now obscured), and mirrors with elaborate architraves to all four walls: these features all probably of late C19 date. (Information from Robert Thorne; Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • St Austell Tribute
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Booking recommended.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street
N1 2TB

Sat Nav Reference

51.543192, -0.095348


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

Nearby Bus Routes (300m)

TfL: 38 (on Essex Road), 56 (on Essex Road), 73 (on Essex Road), 341 (on Essex Road), 476 (on Essex Road)

Nearby Station (300m)

Essex Road

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (600m)


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Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street
N1 2TB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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