Within a short walking distance of Highbury Corner, the Duchess of Kent pub is the perfect spot to slip away from the maddening crowds, sip on a pint of Doombar or a glass of rose, and just chill. Renowned by each local as 'my pub', the Duchess of Kent is Islington's best kept secret. This comfortable, homely pub is even a treat on a cold and rainy winter's day, with its warm fires and cosy dining room. The Duchess is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, whilst making a triple letter score on the Scrabble board, or just settling down for an exceptional Sunday Lunch whilst mulling over a defensive backgammon move.
Venue Details & Map
The Duchess Of Kent
441 Liverpool RoadHollowayLondonN7 8PR
- +44 (0)20 7609 7104
- Public transport:
- Highbury and Islington, National Railway
Another gastro 'swing and a miss' in the barnsbury neighborhood.
First off, if you come here, keep it simple - shoot for old pub favorites or just some ale. The staff are pretty nice and rather competent which is lovely.
However...the wife chose more aggressively with a bacon, avocado and chicken sandwich. This gem came with three pieces of gristly chicken, no bacon and on bread that was...more
UPDATE: went for dinner last month and the sea bass was TO DIE FOR.
Best scotch egg on the planet. Respectable house red, quaint setting, lovely chaps at the bar.
Kitchen is down 3-6 but I'll def be back for dinner, the blackface lamb leg sounds amazing!more
I've visited this pub on and off for years and as others have said it's very hit and miss. Since its recent refurbishment the pub decor itself is much more light and airy and the toilets renewed offer a huge improvement. We arrived for Sunday lunch and given the small table by the dirty fireplace with cobwebs, but with its low comfy chairs.
At the table my companion was seated while I was...more
This is a great local pub to gather for drinks and dinner. The staff are very nice and accommodating. I've been here a number of times and each one a positive experience. The food is great, the space is nice and clean. They recently did a refurbishment and I was just a bit sad to see the beautiful old bar be replaced by a new one but it's pretty too... just lacks the same character....more
Last weekend I came here and spent a lovely late-afternoon with my good friend from uni here: seated in two comfy armchairs right in front of the fireplace, this was the perfect place for an in-depth conversation about the meaning of life. Well, that and the bottle of red wine also helped to get to the bottom of this highly philosophical question.
To be honest, I cannot say much else about...more