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Island Queen (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterExcellent1
Rooster's - Fort SmithExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Acer (hopped with Sorachi Ace)Good1
Lancaster - Blueberry AleGood1
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 2014Good1
Adnams - ExplorerAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - Beach BlondeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. Island Queen, Islington, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

15 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Second of our pubs today and we were waiting outside for a few minutes for the chef to open up. Impressive unspoilt interior and glazing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80ExcellentBetter than expected for a first pull.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedHope to see this on again today
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
31 Jan 2016 (Jack William)
Sunday mid afternoon - full up with late diners so we sat outside. First new pub for me for over a month I think - must try harder.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00ExcellentGreat flavour from this APA.
Bristol Beer Factory - Acer (hopped with Sorachi Ace)3.80GoodPleasant enough - had a smooth almost soapy taste initially.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
18 Mar 2014 (Baymart)
When I got there I was met with a reasonable busy pub but no sooner had I ordered a drink the bar became full of knowledgeable people who had turned up for one of their ever so popular quiz nights. Apparently the adverts in Time Out our working wonders. At only £2 per person, the money generated from accompanying meals and bar takings must be quite considerable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 20144.50GoodGood Golden Ale, but not quite good enough for a second.
27 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Nice pub, very busy this evening – we did not get beyond the nearest point of the bar counter to the entrance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - Blueberry Ale4.30GoodSubtle this is not. Strongly fruity – but after the initial shock it grew on me.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
23 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Comfortably busy in the early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Explorer4.30AcceptableA bit disappointing; over-chilled and a bit thin-tasting. Perfumed hop taste and a dry, spiciness just about showing through. Can be much better than this.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Beach Blonde3.70Not Tried

About the Island Queen

The pub sign. Island Queen, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 8HD.

A very pleasant Grade II listed pub, tucked away in a side street near to the Regent’s Canal. The pub is divided into three spaces arranged around a central bar. Built in 1851, it retains some fine late-Victorian features including nice glasswork and mirrors, woodwork and a high lincrusta ceiling. There are a few pavement tables at the front.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 8HD