Search > Owl & Hitchhiker

NOTICE: Due to the recent events regarding COVID-19, please be aware that pub opening hours and meal times may not be accurate. You can use the additional services filter to find pubs offering takeouts/deliveries during this time.

Owl & Hitchhiker

(formerly Edward Lear, Quays, Half Moon)

471 Holloway Road
Holloway
LONDON
N7 6LE

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times

MondayMidday - 1.00 am
TuesdayMidday - 1.00 am
WednesdayMidday - 1.00 am
ThursdayMidday - 1.00 am
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10

Owner

Laine Pub Company

About the Pub

Following its acquisition by Laine's (and then their acquisition) the pub closed briefly and has re-opened as Owl & Hitchhiker. The second part of the latest name comes from the fact that author Douglas Adams lived nearby. The first is in recognition of Edward Lear, see below. A mixture of science (!) and nonsense. There is also a very large tree internal to the pub!

It was formerly the Half Moon. Re-opened 2001 as 'The Quays'. It was bought by the group behind Prince Albert NW1, Three Compasses N8 and Adam & Eve NW7 and the name changed to Edward Lear. In Dec 2017, owner the Distinct Group was acquired by Laine's. As a result Laine's beers can now be found.

The pub has very impressive interior. There are 4 handpumps providing three real ales and a cider. It was briefly named the Edward Lear who was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, born just around the corner in 1812.

Internal decoration might best be summarised as eclectic.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- c1860. Brick with render and painted stone dressings. Stone dressings. Slate roof with ridge and end stacks. Three storeys; three-window range. Tripartite sashes with elaborate surrounds and alternate triangular and segmental ediments. Arcaded ground floor with ironwork above recessed entrance. Second floor has tripartite sash flanked by 2/2 sashes under segmental heads. INTERIOR: open plan with cast-iron columns with Corinthian capitals. Elaborately carved bar fittings with much engraved glass. Room to rear with recessed niche and stage.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Laine --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Eg Signature, One Mile End.

Source: Local

Email this pub to a friend

Owl & Hitchhiker, Holloway

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Seacider.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

AccessAble

Accessable

Facilities

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

    Front terrace.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board Games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV

View on Larger Map

Owl & Hitchhiker

471 Holloway Road
Holloway
LONDON
N7 6LE

Sat Nav Reference

51.560483, -0.123791

Transport

  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Closest Station (1400m)

Finsbury Park

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (500m)

Upper Holloway

Submit Pub Feedback to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on whatpub.com but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with whatpub.com, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

The Red (On)Lion
Save your local pub Join CAMRA The Red (On)Lion
Close overlay