The Fox Reformed, Stoke Newington
Billing itself as a wine bar and bistro, the Fox Reformed still wholeheartedly deserves mention on Fancyapint.com. A good-looking place, adorned with piles of old corks in the window, the interior is cosy, almost Parisian in feel, with a tiny back garden adding to the relaxed charm. Happily, they haven't neglected non-wine drinkers and although there's only Stella on tap, the list of bottled beers - all from the excellent Pitfield Brewery - easily puts most pub's ale selection to shame. Add a good choice of whiskey, food served until late and notably friendly service (even if the owner can give the impression of a stern patriarch) means you're onto a winner. With the Monday backgammon evenings (booking essential), wine tastings, and a book club, the Fox Reformed is an active participant in local life and fits perfectly into the upmarket, independent nature of Stoke Newington.
176 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0JL
020 7254 5975
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How to find the The Fox Reformed pub
From Stoke Newington train station, exit left, and follow the road straight (against the one way traffic) until you reach Stoke Newington Church Street on the right. The bar is about 5-10 minutes walk down on the right.