The George Orwell, Canonbury

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Always good to see someone making a good go of things - and the current landlord of the Orwell does seem to be working hard at it. It's always been a bit of a difficult spot, not quite Islington proper, not quite Highbury and a little too far up Essex Road to catch the upper Street crowd. Anyone taking this one on has got their work cut out for them. Successive refurbishments have ripped this one time rough boozer to shreds and now there really isn't much left of the original interior. A small bar sits alone, surrounded by a mix of Chesterfields and old tables, but the place feels a bit sparse generally. It's a bit more trendy bar than trad pub, really. It was a little quiet when we were in last, but then we were in early. Decent, well kept beer from south London (Wandle on both taps) combined with friendly service and genial locals made it feel quite relaxed and more welcoming.
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19 Sep 2008
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Now open Monday-Sunday from 1pm, Open decks and Pool comp Wednesdays, Comedy night monthly Thursdays, Alternate Fridays, Funky House, Disco Saturdays and LIVE Jazz & Soul Sundays...Finaly a pub not trying to be a restaurant supporting original music, entrertainment and not a hang out for smelly old men!!!

Truly independent and recently installed one of the best beer cooling systems available with old favourites (e.g. Stella Artois & Bass Cask Ale alongside some hard to find premiums like Franziskaner & Little Creatures Pale Ale)

Contact details
382 Essex Road, Dalston, London, N1 3PF
020 7359 4651
Opening times
Wed-Thu 16:30-00:00
Fri 16:30-02:00
Sat 12:00-02:00
Sun 12:00-22:30
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