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Camden Head

2 Camden Walk
Islington
London
N1 8DY

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Wed; 12-Midnight Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun

Meal Times

12-9

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

A marvellous example of a Victorian pub, Grade II listed, built in 1899 and restored in 1969 by architect Richard Gradidge. It was then that the pub lost its separate bars (clearly evidenced by the three splendid entrances, albeit one's blocked off); sections of the original partitions, with the engraved faceted glass, being reused to form part of the alcoves. The island bar remains the same with a splendid clock from Pond's of Clerkenwell and a blown glass gin bottle. Most of the etched, bowed windows are original although some were replaced as exact replicas in 1969. Stained and painted glass panels in the function room come from a nearby, demolished pub. Beautiful fireplace is original although tiles added during a more recent refurbishment. Waiter bell mechanism remains. Large outside terrace. Comedy club nightly free. The nearby area is packed with antiques shops and similar establishments. Beer range varies.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Public house. Dated 1899 in carved panels on the external stacks to Camden Walk and Islington Green; partial restoration by Roderick Gradidge for Maxwell Joseph, 1969. Red brick with stone dressings, roof of Welsh slate. Four storeys; the pub has two elaborate fronts of almost equal importance: four windows to Camden Walk, three to Islington Green. The ground-floor frontage stands forward of the rest of the building: four bays to Camden Walk and two-and-a-half to Islington Green with one angled entrance bay at the corner. Corinthian columns flanking flat-arched windows, some of which are bowed, with round-arched glazing bars and engraved and faceted glass, some replaced in exact replica in 1969; decorative wrought-iron work to entry to former saloon bar. The upper windows have unusual heads of intersecting segments and circles, and cornices to first and second floors; two small gables at the junction of the two main fronts with ball finials in place of acroteria with carved roundels and the initials 'CD' (?). Corbelled external stacks run from the first floor between the second and third bays to Camden Walk and between the first and second bays to Islington Green; larger shaped gables to the ends of either front; mansard roof with decorative wrought-iron work to the corner. The ground floor of the pub has lost its original divisions into public and saloon bar and its present form is due to the restoration of 1969. It consists of a single space with an island bar, part or most of which is original. Sections of the original partitions with good engraved and faceted glass were reused to form alcoves; tilework to the former Saloon Bar entrance with decorative transfer-printed tiles below the dado rail and to the frieze; original fireplace in the north-east wall; upstairs, in the present dining room, two late C19 cast-iron fireplaces, and stained and painted glass panels to the upper sashes in the style of the Aesthetic Movement; these windows were introduced in 1969 from a demolished house in Marlborough Crescent, Bedford Park, West London; more such glass on the first-floor landing. (Information from Roderick Gradidge).

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King IPA

Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hogs Back - varies
  • Twickenham - varies

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Camden Head, London

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Terrace.

  • Events Events

    Comedy club nightly free.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Camden Head

2 Camden Walk
Islington
London
N1 8DY

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51.5357, -0.1031

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Nearby Station (750m)

Essex Road

Nearby London Underground/DLR (400m)

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