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(formerly Bar Cosa; Tank; Beer House; Flounder & Firkin)

54 Holloway Road
N7 8JL

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday4.00 pm - Midnight
Friday4.00 pm - 00.30 am
Saturday4.00 pm - 00.30 am
Sunday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

Three constantly rotating cask beers, typically a best bitter and a pale ale, alongside an amber, rye beer or porter from Redemption, Howling Hops, Dark Star, 5 Points, Thornbridge, etc. Plus 12 keg lines, 10 of which also feature local beers.

Music sessions every Tues (traditional Irish) and Sun (folk), with Blue Lion bluegrass session aprox every 4 weeks on a Wednesday. It has a beautiful interior with handsome wood panelling and skylights, as well as the painstakingly stripped back original green tiles on the facade. Food provided by Sorrento Pizzas.

Presented with a CAMRA Lockdown Hero Award in Sept 2021.

Highbury Brewery's tap, taken over by Taylor Walker in 1912. Allied until 1985, when it became the Flounder & Firkin. The Firkins were sold to Punch, under whom it was the Beer House from 2000, then the Tank (an Urban Bar) 2002-4.

Historic Interest

Local Listing:- early 20thC Pub front restored 1980s. Formerly Highbury Brewery. Painted tile frontage, four stallrisers (three vented), nine pilasters, nine lanterns. Four timber panelled/clear glass double doors (two closed);

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Five Points --varies--
  • Signature --varies--
  • Three Sods --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Mostly from Hackney's breweries.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    But no disabled toilet.

  • Garden Garden

    Small patio.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night Mondays.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • WiFi Wifi

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54 Holloway Road
N7 8JL

Sat Nav Reference

51.54867, -0.10705


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

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

43, 153, 271, 393, N41

Nearby Station (400m)

Highbury & Islington

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

Highbury & Islington

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54 Holloway Road
N7 8JL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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