The Wenlock Arms


The Wenlock Arms has a bar menu serving traditional English dishes available throughout the day and into the evening. A variety of entertainment is offered including satellite TV. They have live Jazz music on Friday and Saturday evenings with a bit of Blues thrown in as well. On Sunday afternoons, they have a pianist playing Ragtime and Jazz. Children and dogs are both welcome. Catering for private parties of up to 80 guests is available upon request.

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The Wenlock Arms

26 Wenlock Road
N1 7TA
+44 (0)20 7608 3406
Public transport:
Old Street, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Wenlock Arms

5.0 out of 5 24 October 2014
by Steve B.

Love this place for being a proper boozer. They serve a good range of interesting beers and good on them that they charge normal, not inflated prices for doing so.

It's fairly small and fits my rule of being far enough of the beaten track so avoids the hipsterdom of Old St (which is just far enough away and not on the radar, so good ). The crowd is nice and it's mixed which is a good thing....more

4.0 out of 5 18 November 2012
by Nick R.

Ended up here when we found that the Narrow Boat was closed for renovations. What a great find! Amazing selection of very local and semi-local real ales. Completely independent and very cozy, its easy to see how one could enjoy many evenings here.more

5.0 out of 5 14 November 2010
by Glen M.

I don't get up to this part of the world too much-- when I told the barman I lived in Brixton, his colleague smirked "Someone has to".

Which was a bit on the rude side. Besides, Brixton's got more to do with this part of the world than most parts of London, but I digress.

What this place is, is, a proper old-style boozer. Hidden away. Funky young and old staff slightly cutting up. Sometimes...more

5.0 out of 5 26 September 2010
by Kristen C.

The Wenlock Arms is a dying breed of traditional pubs. Not owned by big brands, it is one of many struggling real ale houses that are at threat of going under. Support this great establishment, and keep an enjoyable part of history going.

Keep them open by voicing yourself on twitter at @savethewenlock and on the blog Or by showing up and having a pint at...more

4.0 out of 5 23 February 2009
by Laura N.

I can now die happy knowing that I've been to what can only be described as a "proper British boozer."

Build in 1835, the Wenlock Arms is literally too legit to quit. 8 beers on tap, a choice of tap ciders, a bar sponsored cricket and football team, jazz nights, pub quizzes, a section for "dogs of Wenlock" on their website, a "food" menu that involves crisps, salt beef and egg sandwiches, and...more

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