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(formerly Lush; Independence; Tut N' Shive, Angel & Crown; Cedar Room)

235 Upper Street
N1 1RU

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - 2.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

From a member visit in Sept 2019, "I am currently visiting the Library pub in Barnsbury and was delighted to see two hand pulls. One was turned but the other was dispensing Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale. It’s always good to see a pub putting ale back on!"

This is its sixth name in the last fifteen years or so but according to the various websites, little has changed in it's latest disguise. Apart from a brush of paint it remains primarily a live music, open mic and DJ venue with details of its forthcoming events listed on its website.

PA registered: P2018/2802/FUL. Comments Until: 21-10-2018. Planning portal closed. Proposal: Change of use of the ancillary accommodation of the upper floors of the existing public house (A4 use) (first, second and third floors) to result in the creation backpacker hostel accommodation (8 no. bedrooms) associated with existing public house. Reconfiguration of public house at ground and basement floor levels and use of roof terraces to rear elevation at first floor level (Sui Generis).

Historic Interest

Local Listing:- Two large rendered pilasters. Timber panelled stallriser. Laycock Street: Brick painted pilasters, central window is panelled up. Diamond multi-paned fanlights. All round - multipaned frost.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement Seating.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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235 Upper Street
N1 1RU

Sat Nav Reference

51.54515, -0.10361


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