Duke of Clarence, Canonbury
our final review
posted by jack on 08/1/2005
Comfy sofas, candles on tables - the sort of loungey furnishings you'd expect in a restyled pub in N1. Saying that, a trip to the unreconstructed gents indicates the grubby boozer this once was. Venue for a near mythologised Libertines gig last year, the music more regularly comes from DJs at the decks or the bar staff rummaging among some fine CDs. Decent enough establishment that's not as desperately cool as some of the others in the area; there's a pleasant air of slothful indolence to this one. We caught it on a quiet weeknight: expect it to be a tad livelier at the weekend.
Metal shutters over all the doors and windows indicates it's dead. No For Sale sign either.
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140 Rotherfield Street, Highbury, London, N1 3DA
From Essex Road BR station cross over Canonbury Road and head up Essex Road. Cross over Essex Road and Rotherfield Street is the first turning on your right. Walk down the road and you'll find the pub on your left.