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Compton Arms

4 Compton Avenue, Islington, London N1 2XD 020 7358 6883

We say

Feeling remarkably like a rural local despite being five minutes' walk from Highbury & Islington tube station, the Compton Arms is a cosy little traditional pub, tucked in a tiny mews that you’re unlikely to stumble upon by chance. Most of the regulars are Arsenal fans, but the TV only dominates on match days. At other times, it’s such a small place that it’s always likely to be crowded, but conversation rather than music is the rule. Well-kept real ales, always including a few guest beers, keep things flowing. Pub grub such as fish’n’chips or pies – there's even a green Thai curry pie – is available for limited hours only. Smokers can squeeze into the small courtyard garden at the back. Sunday is quiz night.

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How much?

Beer from £3.35 a pint, wine from £3.80 per glass; pub grub from £9 for fish’n’chips to £11 for steak pie

Facilities

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pub Lunch
  • Real Ale

Looking for...

  • Town & City

When?

Mon–Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–10.30pm; food served Tues–Fri noon–2.30pm & 6pm–8.30pm, Sat & Sun noon–4pm

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