William IV

This Shepherdess Walk pub is a proper local, but the food is so good that the William IV is often referred to as a gastropub. Read More


The management at the William IV has married together two types of pub into one location, creating a gastro-local which has something for every punter. The food is a strong point at this spot, featuring British pub classics, made from high-quality ingredients and cooked to perfection by talented chefs. The white colour scheme is another highlight for punters, along with the quirky design on show upstairs. The piano could do with a tune and the couches don’t all match, but they do provide a quirky atmosphere that will have you coming back for more.

Venue Details & Map

William IV

7 Shepherdess Walk
N1 7QE
+44 (0)20 7490 3283
Public transport:
Old Street, Underground

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 4 reviews

Top 4 reviews of William IV

5.0 out of 5
19 January 2016
by Ed W.

I stopped here for a late week day lunch. I had the avocado chicken salad, which was surprisingly delicious. Tender, juicy, and fresh grilled chicken with fresh greens and avocado in a light vinaigrette with Parmesan and flaked salt. They had three real ales on tap but had and additional two engines and eight craft beers on tap. They offered several several bottled craft beers as well. Seating... more

4.0 out of 5
03 December 2014
by Jean-Luc D.

Très sympathique bar. Jeune et accueillant. Une belle offre de déjeuner le dimanche midi. On y a aussi passé une bonne soirée. Nice cool place to have a drink in the evening or a lunch (roast) on sunday. more

5.0 out of 5
17 May 2014
by Colleen C.

This isn't our local but we like it so much we make it our local.

Strolling around the area last night, warm weather, nowhere to be. We come across our old pal William and decide to stop for a drink or two. A chilled glass of white wine (or two), an American Pale ale and a Peroni later, we meandered home quite pleased with our happy hour hanging out the doors of William IV.

First, the... more

4.0 out of 5
19 October 2014
by Adam P.

The William IV is just around the corner from me. It's a lovely little pub with a great interior. Sadly it's never been quite as popular as it deserves to be, and has changed managers a number of times in the past few years. In its current iteration, they've just launched a new menu with a new chef, and the food is pretty damn excellent, with a range of really good finger food, burgers and the... more

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