The Quays, Archway

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The exterior of The Quays is certainly interesting. Views through the windows are blocked by shelves of old bottles, while uplighters illuminate the blue walls in a tacky alternating spectrum of colour. The interior is also unusual, with three distinct areas, including a front bar adorned with etched mirrors and ornate woodwork, a balcony bar and a back section featuring a huge ten foot screen. Coupled with two plasma screens it verged on 'sports bar' territory, but it also has regular live music and DJs - apparently until 4 in the morning on Fridays and Saturdays. On our last visit however it was fairly quiet barring a few regulars and friendly staff. Conversely, on weekend nights a young crowd descends and it gets pretty lively, as it does when big matches are shown. Ultimately, this is a pub which appeals to different people at different times for different reasons - so time your visit well. The only thing that put us off was the sign on the door exhorting us to "remove all hats" before entering. Probably means hoods, too.
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Contact details
471 Holloway Road, Archway, London, N7 6LE
020 7272 3634
Opening times
Monday 12pm-11pm
Tuesday 12pm-11.30pm
Wednesday 12pm-11.30pm
Thursday 12pm-11pm
Friday 12pm-4am
Saturday 11am-4am
Sunday 12pm-10.30pm
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The Quays pub was established in 2001 and has been designed into one of London's most unique Irish pubs. With a mixture of Donegal stone, Connemarra granite and artistic coloured glass it gives you a warm and welcoming feel.


The Quays has four bars, two downstairs and two upstairs giving you a different feeling throughout and a chance for you to find your own cosy corner.



Detailed Description

The Quays is a sister pub of the Claddagh Ring and it is situated beside the Claddagh in Galway City, we wanted to keep the connection with the name!

Mick McCarthy 'ex Ireland Manager' and John O'Mahoney ex Galway manager opened the pub on 19th October 2001.

Every Friday Saturday nights some of London's most popular bands play live gigs in an electric atmosphere as well as our resident Dj Terry playing all your favorite party tunes until 4am. All live Sky and Setanta Sports our shown on our many plasma screens as well as our giant big screen.