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82 Islington High Street
N1 8EQ

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm


Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

Large, busy, bustling, handsome looking, street corner pub, which confusingly looks as if it's on Upper St., an impression helped by the large outside terrace. Huge, plain windows lighten up the place, while the deep red ceiling, fireplace with mirror above, and the older back bar fittings hint at what it would have looked like in a previous age; being built in the 1850s as the York Hotel and rebuilt in the 1870s. Various photos and displays commemorate the once nearby Islington Studios, where Hitchcock began his career. These and the good-looking mirrors will no doubt be hidden when the large sports screen drops down. On the outside corner there's a fine curved display advertising sign. Food from a large menu, see their website for details and times of serving but in general all day to an hour before closing.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Late C18 or early C19, with pub detailing probably of 1872 and pub frontage of c.1900. Yellow brick, stucco dressings, polished granite to the pub frontage, roof obscured by parapet. Three storeys, five-window range to Islington High Street. The ground-floor pub frontage runs from Islington High Street round into Duncan Street, including a single-storey wing to the east; Corinthian pilasters of pink polished granite, fascia and cornice; windows lack characteristic pub glass but have glazing bars and metal grilles of 1872 or c.1900; recessed entrance at east end of Duncan Street front has presumably original woodwork and decorative glass; westernmost bay in Duncan Street has relief-moulded and coloured tilework of c.1900; corner entrance converted to a window. Only the Islington High Street facade has windows to the upper floors: all flat-arched with eared and shouldered architraves of moulded stucco, except that the three middle windows on the first floor are each flanked by a pair of engaged Corinthian columns supporting entablature and central pediment.The southern edge of the building marked by vermiculated quoins; at the northern edge, a curved public house signboard to two storeys. Stucco band with pub inscription below modillion cornice, parapet. The Duncan Street facade has a stucco panel with moulded frame to upper storeys, and cornice details much simplified. The interior has a late C19 bar back with embossed coving and some decorative mirror-glass, but also some alterations; late C19 bar counter, also altered. All partitions and other fittings now lost.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Black Sheep Best Bitter
  • Hogs Back TEA
  • Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

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York, London


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Weston's Old Rosie.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Terrace at front.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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82 Islington High Street
N1 8EQ

Sat Nav Reference

51.53303, -0.10542


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

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Closest Station (1100m)

Essex Road

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (100m)


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