The Hops & Glory

382 Essex Road , London, N1 3PF

  • Hops   Glory north London pub bar
  • Hops   Glory north London pub bar

SquareMeal Review of The Hops & Glory

New ventures have come and gone on this corner site, but the refurbished Hops & Glory looks a likely stayer. Set at Essex Road’s less gentrified end, this welcoming late-Victorian boozer offers an impressive cast of craft beers: London lagers, stouts and pale ales; top-drawer Belgian Trappist brews; plus punchy Germans and Yankee imports. A hearty British menu keeps pace. To start, vibrant yellow beetroot salad was full of spring promise, boosted by salty capers and coddled egg, but the winner was tender, moreish beef tartare. Main courses were equally successful: plump Cornish brill atop earthy black cabbage and cauliflower was given depth by hazelnut cream; and a fine rump steak was matched with nose-tickling horseradish and beef-dripping chips. Unsurprisingly, we were too full for pud – despite the temptation of chocolate nemesis. Classic cocktails and unpretentious wines offer alternatives to beer, and further entertainment is provided by regular trivia quizzes.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Canonbury Station 400m

Dalston Kingsland Station 625m


Address: 382 Essex Road , London N1 3PF

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 5-11pm (Thurs -12M) Fri 5pm-2am Sat 12N-2am Sun 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Tower Theatre 712m

Rosemary Branch Theatre & Public House 807m


Telephone: 020 7226 2277


Cuisine: Pubs

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