Earl of Essex

4.5/5.0 44 reviews
bar
25 Danbury Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 8LE

020 7424 5828
earlofessex.net
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 (4) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50
Earlís Brewery ceased in 2015.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | January 11, 2015
Stopped by on a very busy Sunday afternoon. A couple of Earlís beers pouring and many guest taps. Bar staff were happy to pour tasters. Friendly vibe on a warm sunny day.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1001) Tourist Town (West), England | January 5, 2015
Visited for the first time on Thursday 21st Feb í13 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 didnít 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 microís 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 couldnít really fail bearing in mind we were the only punters on arrival! Ambiance defaults to 3 - Iíll 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 donít 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. Update Jan í15. Their own beers are now commonplace, often 2 or 3 on and the quality of these has risen markedly. However the quality of cask beer has been rather erratic on recent visits where more than one line has tasted of cleaning fluids. Score dropped from 76 to 72.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (848) , England | January 2, 2015
Been here a few times and walked the 10 mins from Angel. A good tap list here including beers from their own microbrewery. A new keg is put on on a Tuesday I think. Nice large single roomed pub, nice heritage decor. Have issues with the beer quality on 1 visit with the beer tasting of line cleaner, only happened once though. Staff werenít overly helpful then but have been good on other visits
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman  (145) Nicosia, Cyprus | November 23, 2014
great place. busy, friendly, nice display of their brewing system. I had one of their beers and it was very nice. for sure one of Londonís must.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon  (171) , | October 24, 2014
Nice neat pub, selection wasnít too amazing however but it was sunday just after the weekend so I understand. Had some interesting beers on tap, good place to visit if youíre in the area. UPDATE Revisited last week. Mazing selection both on tap and bottle. Had their newest DIPA which was top. Really great unpretentious place, Will definitely visit again.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Filr  (1) , | October 13, 2014
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (612) TromsÝ, Norway | October 2, 2014| Updated October 6, 2014
A brewpub located in central Islington just off the Regentís Canal. Two of their own beers were available at my visit. The beer board lists 18 different beers on keg and cask. Itís 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).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple  (203) London, England | September 14, 2014
Very nice brewpub, great selection on tap. Beer garden on the back. Had surprisingly few Earlís beers on offer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
rlgk  (550) GŲteborg, 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (990) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown  (311) 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.

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