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Island Queen

87 Noel Road
N1 8BD

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.30 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.30 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.30 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.30 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 10pm


Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

On a visit in Feb 2022 still just the one cask ale - Landlord.

With a Grade II listing and inclusion in CAMRA's London Regional Inventory of historic pub interiors, you won't be surprised by this pub's fine interior. Although it is clear some parts are missing, the central servery and much more has survived as another marvelous celebration of pub architecture, including some impressive etched and cut glass and the Lincrusta ceiling. Quiz night Thu, upstairs lounge bar with a pool table and an outside drinking area. Huge, clear glass windows lighten the place up but, sadly, are not the originals. Modern menu but by no means a gastro pub. On an October visit, the two guest beers were Elgood’s Black Dog and Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Public House with accommodation over. 1851, interior altered c.1889 and 1897. Stock brick facade with rendered sill band to front, cornice to front and right-hand side and rendered ground-floor side wall. Roof not seen. Rectangular plan with entrance to right-hand side. Dark timber and glass frontage to public house, with curved glass flanks, central door (now blocked) and side door, with narrow mullions between treated as columns, and with small toplights under frieze, which has dentilled cornice. Heavy panels to timber dado. The composition is framed by pilasters with Corinthian capitals, and by set-back door with half glazing to side. The upper floors make a strong composition, three windows wide, the first floor with margin light glazing and central pediment; all windows have flat projecting lintels supported on console brackets. Sashes to second floor, again with projecting lintels supported on console brackets. The rear windows have sashes under gauged brick heads, those to first floor with margin lights. Projecting rear ablution block there by 1897 (not shown on plan of 1873). The pub interior of the late nineteenth century survives well. Entered now from the right-hand side, there is an original central island bar, with small bar back and optic stand, whose cradle is later. Cast-iron columns with Corinthian capitals and lincrusta ceiling. A good collection of c.1900 mirrors in the back bar, which retains a late nineteenth-century fireplace with round-arched grate . At the entrance some partitioning survives, with some renewed glass. A fragment of the frieze moulding survives behind inserted food counter, and dado panelling survives around the principal bar space. To rear a pool room has early twentieth-century panelling. To side, stairs with late nineteenth-century dado panelling lead to upper floors, which have not been inspected. Below, a series of cellars, originally also a kitchen and pot room, extend under the roadway.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children's Menu.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Island Queen

87 Noel Road
N1 8BD

Sat Nav Reference

51.53295, -0.09906


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

Nearby Station (900m)

Essex Road

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (500m)


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Island Queen 23rd November 2021

Island Queen

87 Noel Road
N1 8BD

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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