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
Good hearty local pub. They serve teas, beers; full bar and fairly clean. Nice & comforting environment.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
One of my local pubs and a favourite.
Duchess of Kent is a friendly place and has a warm, homely feel and friendly punters to match. The staff are great and it serves a decent selection of beers at reasonable prices. Cornish Coaster, Youngs, Doombar and a good wine list too.
They have music which is low enough so you can chat.
It's off the main drag in Islington so has more of a relaxed...more
After my initial bad impression that this was very much a gastro pub, I was subsequently only impressed.
The Mad Goose ale (from Purity, named after the vicious geese that patrol the brewerycheaper than guard dogs) was really good. So good I had to have a second pintjust to make sure it really was that nice..you understand. The guy that came out to collect the glasses also asked how the ale...more
Pleasant gastro-pub, with everything the hyphenated term implies: good 'British menu' food, pricey, 'on trend' decor a nice relaxed vibe on a Sunday afternoon, with tables on the pavement if the sun bothers to turn up.
If you like a decent bloody mary, order one somewhere else. Perhaps it was just an off day, but limp celery in a concoction that tasted of pure horseradish has cost them a...more