Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery) | Islington, Greater London
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Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery)
Excellent based on 40 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 (69) | 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)
Omnipollo Magic #411 - Wild Strawberry/Rhubarb/Vanilla Smoothie IPA 95, Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Mosaic, Comet 91, Crate Steam Lager , Siren / The Evening Brews All Of It Please , Burning Sky Flanders Red 87, Wiper and True Amber Amarillo , Magic Rock / Marble Warea 87, Wiper and True Triptych No.6 Pale Ale , Lervig Sour Suzy 35, De Molen / Anchorage Mud & Funk 94, Siren / Elusive Dinner for Four 73, Lervig / Magic Rock Rustique 92, Earl’s English Barley Wine , Buxton Two Ton IPA 98, Orbit Peel 63, Thornbridge Cocoa Wonderland 92, Mordue Panda Frog Pandademic 89, Fourpure Amber Trail 57, WharfeBank Othelia Gold 25, Siren / Stillwater Smoke Signals 91
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40 reviews for Earl of Essex (Earl’s Brewery)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  80%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Filr  (1) , | October 13, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (490) Tromsø, Norway | October 2, 2014| Updated October 6, 2014
A brewpub located in central Islington just off the Regent’s Canal. Two of their own beers were available at my visit. The beer board lists 18 different beers on keg and cask. It’s a medium sized, four-sided pub with the bar and a brewery plant in the middle. Rock, reggae and blues (Canned Heat) in the background. Crowed and rather noisy early on a Tuesday evening, mostly younger clientele. For dinner I had a delicious dish of Wintered Lamb with tzatziki. Friendly service with food and beer recommendations. Well worth drinking and eating here even though the pub obviously can be very noisy at times. Sister pub to Kings Arms in Bethnal Green and the rock venue/pub Black Heart in Camden (visited 23.09.2014).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer  (175) London, England | September 14, 2014
Very nice brewpub, great selection on tap. Beer garden on the back. Had surprisingly few Earl’s beers on offer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk  (437) Göteborg, Sweden | September 1, 2014
Quite nice brewpub. Good servic on a slow monday afternoon. Nice cask selection and a good bottle list. Worth a visit even if it takes some time to get there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (836) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 14, 2014
A very nice bar, but the stunner is the great big garden in the back. Service was good and beer selection with the bottles is quite nice with a big range. Their own few beers were good as well. Food is nice. Overall a really nice stop I would recommend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown  (290) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse  (239) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
deeblo  (74) NYC, New York | 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (478) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (174) 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.

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