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Housed in a beautiful building with delicious food and a good range of beers, it’s easy to see why The Marquess Tavern was once a favourite pub of the novelist George Orwell.

Things have changed somewhat over the years since the legendary writer frequented, but the place still has the feel of a traditional English pub with a few modern touches.

Feast on hearty British dishes such as beef pies, Cumberland sausages and native mussels. The pub sources ingredients locally, with meat from Godfreys butchers, fish from Essex Road fishmonger Steve Hatt, and fruit and vegetables from the New Covent Garden Market.


Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

£25 and under

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Venue Details & Map

The Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street
N1 2TB
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Marquess Tavern

5.0 out of 5
13 June 2013
by Alexander G.

Awesome pub - quiet, great food and the friendliest staff you'll ever find in a London boozer.

I came here with a couple mates who are sick of all the east end pub bollocks. I walked em through new river walk (nice little canal starting at st.pauls road) and we plotted ourselves here for a lazy afternoon of burgers and the freshest of larger.

Closing soon for refurbishments over July '13 so... more

3.0 out of 5
28 December 2017
by Zag Z.

Nice pub with outside area for sunny days, a fire place for cold days and board games. 3 stars for ambience. My beer was awful (only 2 on tap). My partners gin was delicious- but expensive (Camden gin). I think it's a good place to hang but gin seems to be the speciality rather than beer. more

3.0 out of 5
12 July 2015
by Phoebe L.

It's ok. There is some super expensive foods for no reason at all. The house red wine was my highlight and there are many board games to chose from.

In an area like Hagerstown I think there are better value places with more personality. I paid £4 for a side salad and got 150gms of lettuce. And the salmon starter dish comes out with some super lack lustre white one-day-old bread. The pulled... more

4.0 out of 5
22 April 2016
by Cécile T.

THEY HAVE GIANT YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS. Giant. Yorkshire. Puddings. I'll let that sink in.

That being said you have to really like yorkshire puddings to deal with those. The rest of their roast was good as well. Good quality beef, nice veggies - except the potatoes, they were a bit dry. Their fish soup is delish, I highly recommend it, especially since they serve it the right way, with rouille... more

5.0 out of 5
31 May 2015
by Charly K.

One of my FAVOURITE spots in London by far. Not only the location is just downright romantic (close to canonbury walk), but the design of the place is agreeable, soft and warm. Of course it has a secret - not so anymore :D - garden. The Sunday roast is out of this world. Staff always incredibly nice and welcoming. And there is the marquess sundae... To die for... more

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