The Canonbury, Canonbury
That does not do the place justice. I did not know that it was possible to destroy a pint of Tim Taylor Landlord the way this place did. Frazzled cold, and tasted vile.
Never again. Nothing else to say.
I had 2 options, go to the bar and ask the guys there and the cook what was going through their minds to even consider serving that to another human being or the second option was to throw it in their face (which i was really tempted to do i was so angry...)
Anyway, all the people that work there are not older than 21/22 years old and that included the scruffy young cook that went past me coming back from having a cigarette outside.
I decided to to give it back to the people in the bar and they looked astounded i was bringing food back.... and they didn't even ask me if there was anything wrong with it, they just picked it up from the bar and took it back to the kitchen and didn't ask if i wanted my money back or something else, nothing and because i was in a fighting mood, i just went away finished my beer and left never to return again.
It's not the first time i give this place a second chance and it always ends up in disappointment.
This place used to be nice when it had the Pool tables but as it happens more and more this "places" are refurbished to please the people that have no money to spend, hipsters that sit there all afternoon with a pint of cider they don't order anything else. Well, good riddance.
I asked for 2 lagers and some wasabi peas to which i paid £ 9.95!!!!!!!!!!!!! There was about +/- 15 wasabi peas in the pod and when i asked if i had some more because to match the quite expensive price to get value for money the blond chav said very rudely that was the amount i was going to get and should pay again if i wanted more...
I can take on prices being out of line for the service but i cannot accept lack of education and rudeness. The drinks are too expensive, the food lacks flavour and is not food, they show some strange old western movies on tv and the staff is rude, it's a strange disappointing place. Will not be back.
21 Canonbury Place, Highbury, London, N1 2NS
Leave the tube and cross the road at the Pelican crossing, walk straight on a short while and cross St. Paul's Road at the crossing near the Hen and Chickens. Over the road, turn left and next right up Compton Road, walk to the end and turn left. You should see the Tower Theatre just across the road. Walk a short distance and the pub is on your left.