Nestled within the lively Islington neighbourhood, The Alwyne Castle in London showcases a hearty menu of comforting British cuisine. Leading the extensive menu are chunky handmade burgers with pulled barbecue pork, together with cider-battered cod and skin-on chips. A sprawling beer garden lends itself to al fresco dining and seats over 300, whilst inside, twinkling fairylights, chunky oak furnishing and patterned drapes add to the restaurant's quirky charm.
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The Alwyne Castle
83 St. Pauls RoadCanonburyLondonN1 2LY
- +44 (0)20 7359 7351
- Public transport:
- Highbury & Islington
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I absolutely hate central beer gardens that are full to the brim during any hint of sunshine in ole' London town, and the Alwyne has never let me down for outdoor space! They have a massive front garden (which is admittedly odd, but works) and are far enough away from tube stations to shoo the non-regulars away.
The charcuterie platters are excellent and they have Blue Moon on tap. This has...more
Oh I love the Alwyne...i'm still not 100% sure how you pronounce the darn name, but what I do know is that as far as intercity pubs go, this place is fantastic! For London standards its extremely spacious inside and out (beer garden for those long, sunny summer days) and the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable! They serve Blue Moon, one of my favorite wheat beers, as well as Sierra...more
This pub has so much potential, the interior is nice, quite big, attracts a local youngish crowd, they have a massive outside area - but, it's weird, the outside area extends towards the car park - but they never have any shade over the tables there.....meaning, it looks odd, like you are sitting in a car park and not a beer garden....also, it's no good if the sun is out, cause there is no...more
Friday evening. Admittedly the place was packed but the bar looked disorganised with piles of used glasses stacked up. Bar staff not paying attention to who was next.
Might be great if you like loud music and lots of crowds where you have to shout but otherwise a bit shambolic. After waiting for a few minutes and not getting served, we left without a drink in search of a better place...more
One of the best kept secrets in the N1!
I thought that pubs like the Alwyne Castle were only reserved for the suburbs and places in the country. Its large, open beer garden (I believe the website claims it seats ~300) definitely does not follow the trend of the densely packed, minimal outdoor seating of the busy Upper Street/Highbury Corner area, which is merely steps away. The interior is...more