The King's, Islington

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Its nice to see that not all places in N1 have succumbed to the "strip it out, play loud music and call it a bar" trap. So despite a recent sprucing up, which included painting the outside a different colour, this is an old-style local pub for old-style locals. On occasion - especially at the quieter end of the week - one can get the feeling that some of the older gruff regulars don't approve of your presence, but on our Friday night visit there was a wider clientele than you'd find in any other nearby pub and the atmosphere was correspondingly conducive. The ale of choice is Bombardier which was well kept, the service excellent and the food reasonable. The music too was good, having improved since our last visit when we had to endure the blandness of minicab drivers favourite Smooth FM.
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18 Oct 2014
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Awesome night tonight! Incredible blend of karaoke and 90s classics! Dj was incredible! Wonderfull voice, moved seamlessley between singing and djing to get the crowd properly involved. PRIME!!!!
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18 Oct 2014
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The night tonight was prime! A nice mix of 90s classics along with a bit of karaoke. The dj in particular was incredible, stunning voice, and made gettin people involved seem effortless. Quality!
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16 Nov 2008
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Sometimes it is sad to see pubs become gentrified and lose their character, though not this one. This should become a Starbucks and the sooner the better.

Was served comedy short measures with the head not even making the top of the glass and was unfortunate enough to meet one of the regulars a few hours after Arsenal had lost, this retard with obvious problems decided who stays in the pub and who doesn't, he only knows two words f**k and c**t.

Horrible place, horrible people.

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59 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 2SF
Opening times
Sun-Thurs 11am-12pm
Fri-Sat 11am-2am
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A warm pub set in the heart of Islington, The King's provides fantastic food, live music and value for money. Where real pubs are few and far between these days, The King's prides itself on old fashion values. All about the craic, the sport, the music but most importantly the punter. If you haven't yet experienced our small but cosy pub then you are missing out. Sports and music throughout the week creating a nice and relaxed atmosphere, the weekends are full and vibrant where the party is sure to be found. We also have a fantastic homemade food menu, hand crafted by our own head-chef and his team.

Detailed Description

Our food menu is served from 12-10 from Mon-Fri and 12-9 on Saturday. On Sunday we have our special roast. You can select from chicken, beef, lamb, pork belly and for the veggies, a vegetarian nut roast. Each roast comes with all the trimmings! Prices range from £10-12.


Our beer and spirit prices range from £3-4 and we even have loyalty cards for our most loyal customers so they can avail of our discount prices.