Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery) | Islington, Greater London
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Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery)
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

25 Danbury Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 8LE [ print map ]
020 7424 5828

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Hours: Mon 15:00-23:30; Tues-Thurs 12:00-23:30; Fri&Sat 12:00-00:30; Sun 12:00-23:00


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (46) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50


Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery)

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Beer Available At Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery) (arranged by most recent)
Earl’s Saison III , Hop Stuff A.P.A (Arsenal Pale Ale) , Two Roads Unorthodox 98, Earl’s Farmhouse IPA , Weltons 100 Litre Sprint , Dormaal Wit Goud (White Gold) 85, Andechser Spezial Hell 60, Mohawk Pale Ale 85, Offbeat Wild Blackberry Mild 57, Earl’s Pale VII , Summer Wine The Unholy Monk 78, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Rodenbach Rosso 35, Mallinsons Magnum Ella , Beer Here Mørke Pumpernickel Porter 99, Earl’s Saison De Seigle , Earl’s Red Ale II , Flipside Sterling Pale 45, Mikkeller/Prairie American Style 96, Naparbier Napar Gruit 31
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28 reviews for Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery)
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  78%
 Selection  80%
 Food  73%
 Value  72%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown  (262) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 16, 2014
Lovely area. Lovely pub. Fantastic selection of really great beers. Young, trendy punters. I love the church style beer board. One of the very best pubs.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse  (214) Hässelby, Sweden | May 11, 2014
(Visited Nov 2013) Modern pub in a residential area between Angel and Old Street stations. Visited on a Friday evening, so it was quite crowded, noisy and a bit gloomy. Young and fairly hip clientèle. Quite a large place with a long bar in front of you when entering. Available beers on a board on the wall to the left. Five or six cask ales according to the board, but most of them were gone, instead they had "some blond ale from Bristol, not on the list" (no more information available on that one). Interesting selection of keg beers, some from British micros and some from European or American breweries. The place is listed as a brewpub, but no evidence of brewing equipment or own beers were available. Service was friendly and efficient. Not really a great first impression, but the place seems to have some potential, so I’ll check it out again at a more favourable time. (Revisited Apr 2014) Came back on a Thursday afternoon in April, and this was a far better visit. They had 5 or 6 cask ales of good quality and around 15 keg beers, mainly from the UK, but also from Germany, Denmark and Spain. Friendly and efficient service. Nice place, worth a visit.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
deeblo  (68) London, England | April 27, 2014
A great neighborhood pub in Angel. Good beer selection that differs a bit from most other pubs in London. Occasionally they’ll have one of their own beers on. The prices are good for London and they’ll pour thirds of all draft beers. Nice beer garden out back with several tables. Friendly, efficient service. I’ve never had to wait long for a beer even when it’s packed. They hosted Zwanze day the past two years and did a great job.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (353) Leiden, Netherlands | December 30, 2013
None of it’s own bar, as seems usual, Decent enough selection of keg and cask. Pricey but worth a visit.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (127) Tønsberg, Norway | November 28, 2013
Excellent service and friendly staff. My problem, like at so many British pubs, is the similar tasting cask ales. There were five on cask and 13 on keg when I visited, but none of the casks impressed me, including Magic Rock Ringmaster, and the kegs were a mixture of boring Belgians (Steen brugge, come on!) And surprisingly boring pale ales from the US an UK. One tiny stout and that was it.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10  (107) , Denmark | November 1, 2013
Modern pub. Quite crowed. Small but interesting tap selection. None of their own beers where on. Ok service. Ok Prices.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40  (198) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | October 30, 2013
They didn’t have any of their own beers on at my visit, but they had enough different cask beers to satisfy me, although a few of them were on in several other London pubs at the same time. It was somewhat crowded at my visit on a Sunday afternoon and thus the service was a bit slow. Easy to combine with a visit to Craft Beer Co. Islington or to reach via tube.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (388) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
I have visited EoE plenty of times and it has got a lot better since it’s early days. Clean, modern pub interior. They offer a good selection of cask, keg and bottles from craft breweries. They also tend to have different beer selection than the rest of London. Useful to note their website usually shows what beers they currently have on. Last visit I consumed Cantillon and Magic Rock Salty lime on draft, so how could I complain? Food looks tasty, but have not yet partaken. A really solid beer destination.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (606) The ’Sham, England | September 20, 2013
Visited for the first time on Thursday 21st Feb ’13 between 5.15 - 6pm. Sinlge room with a central bar, seating area runs around either side of the bar. Wooden floors and benches. A big board to the left of the bar, as you face it, displays all the beers. Good concept - large tpye and easy to read. The rear beer garden looked nice but didn’t venture out due to it being a little cold. To the business end - good choice of cask and keg, mixture of local London brewers, UK regional micro’s and overseas offerings. Decent enough bottle list but not overly exciting. When we arrived at 5.15pm we were the only people there, another 6 or 7 had arrived by 6pm, so I was a little surprised it was this quiet for a Thursday despite it being a little on the early side. A little too dimly lit for miy liking, difficult to see the colour of your beer at times! Service was fine but couldn’t really fail bearing in mind we were the only punters on arrival! Ambiance defaults to 3 - I’ll give it another go on a busier night. CAMRA discount 50p / pint. Overall I liked this place, looks good, good range - just surprised how dead it was ! Update from 19/09/13. Visited around 5pm on a Thursday so still fairly quiet (2 other drinkers). I was in search of some of their own beers from the on site Earls Brewery. Chatting to the girl behind the bar she told me she had worked there for 5 weeks and at no point during this tenure had any of their own beers been available so don’t necessarily expect to tick this brewery off via a visit. They do however have a live beers list you can check in advance of a visit online.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Torulf  (7) Drammen, Norway | September 13, 2013
This is not a brewpub. May have been ones, but not anymore. They have a fair selection of beer.

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