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The Three Johns (Barworks)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mordue - KillswitchExcellent1
Great Heck - ChristopherExcellent1
Camden Town - Ink (KeyKeg)Excellent1
Mordue - Breakfast PaleExcellent1
Mondo - Kemosabe IPA Excellent1
Rooster's - MaypoleExcellent1
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea PartyExcellent1
Mondo - Rider Pale Ale Good1
Mondo - Dubbel Trubbel Good1
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing DachshundGood1
XT Brewing - 13Good1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - SiluresGood1
Mondo - James’ Brown Ale Good1
Rooster's - YankeeGood1
Grain - Best BitterGood1
Mondo - Peckham Rye Good1
Tiny Rebel - White Lake Acceptable1
Big Smoke - BonfireAcceptable1
Moor - Unfined ConfidenceAcceptable1
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale AleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
Stod Fold - AmberNot Tried0
Rooster's - BuckeyeNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Running BeerNot Tried0
Moor - Ported AmoorNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Three Johns, Islington, Central London

Visits Details

06 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early Sunday evening and not busy.
Great Heck - Christopher4.50ExcellentDescribed sometimes as a Golden Ale, but actually quite hoppy and bitter. Good hops too, Columbus.
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not Tried
15 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and last pub of the day. Busy but we were served quickly.
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea Party3.60Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
18 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening - busy and very noisy inside and out. Two other beers on - too dark to note.
Moor - Unfined Confidence4.60AcceptableStrange brew.
30 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet in here, this being the afternoon of a Bank Holiday Monday. Just one cask beer available.
XT Brewing - 134.50GoodReddish-amber in colour. Both fruity and bitter.
24 May 2016 (Blair)
Early evening and the place was pretty busy with a lot of people eating. We came in for the sourdough pizzas mainly but the beer selection was good. Cool little place, although there were a fair few hipsters dotted around the place.
Camden Town - Ink (KeyKeg)4.40ExcellentVery easy drinking stout, went down very swiftly.
Mordue - Breakfast Pale4.50ExcellentA coffee, oatmeal pale ale. I like Mordue beers and this one is great.
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
14 May 2016 (Jack William)
Afternoon - not busy.
Rooster's - Yankee4.30GoodVery nice hoppy aftertaste.
Tiny Rebel - White Lake 5.00AcceptableBadged as an "amplified white mild" strange brew - wouldn't recommend it.
Cloudwater - Pale3.70Not Tried
28 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Sunday afternoon, fairly quiet but some rather good chill out music suits the time of week. I note my 500th different beer since joining the site - and it was rather good.
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Silures4.60GoodI like the Amercian style beers - not very subtle - but good bitte hoppy flavour. Had to ask for a top-up - not paying £4.40 for a short pint.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Running Beer4.00Not Tried
Moor - Ported Amoor4.70Not Tried
08 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
mid afternoon - sunny outside, cool inside. moderately busy.
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Dachshund4.60Goodwould have score excelllent if it hadn't been 1/2 inch short.
Rooster's - Buckeye3.50Not Tried
13 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
Mid Saturday afternoon - handful in but increased, especially outside as the sun came out. Had to ask for the pint to be topped up every time.
Mordue - Killswitch5.00Excellentcomplex flavours with a very moorish aftertaste
Grain - Best Bitter4.20Good
Big Smoke - Bonfire4.50AcceptableA really good bitter bite and full bodied - unfortunately it was quite cloudy.
26 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
With quite a big group of friends and acquaintances (I think they are all Scoopgen devotees) for one of a recent series of ‘launches’ of Battersea’s new Mondo Brewing Company. Four of that brewery’s beers on key-keg and one on cask, plus a liberal sprinkling of people around in Mondo tee-shirts.
Rooster's - Maypole3.70ExcellentTasty. A sharp, pale beer flavoured with Elderflower.
Mondo - Kemosabe IPA 6.40ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hop-filled, full-on, US-style IPA. Full of fierce Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hop flavours.
Mondo - Peckham Rye 6.60GoodCask conditioned. A bit cloudy. Reddish-brown in colour. Lots of rye tastes, perhaps a bit light on hops.
Mondo - Rider Pale Ale 4.60GoodFrom key-keg. A cloudy, golden colour. Citrus-fruity, sharp and bitter tastes. Dry finish.
Mondo - Dubbel Trubbel 7.00GoodFrom key-keg. I guess there is a joke in the name, for this is no Dubbel – more of a Tripel I think. Cloudy, golden, obvious Belgian yeast tastes.
Mondo - James’ Brown Ale 5.00GoodFrom key-keg. Hoppy, US-style Brown Ale.
Stod Fold - Amber4.20Not Tried

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About The Three Johns

The pub sign. The Three Johns, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 9PF.

73 White Lion Street. Previously a Hobgoblin but in 2012 changed name again to The Fallen Angel. Closed in the summer of 2013, re-opened as a craft beer pub operated by Barworks, in May 2014, reverting to its old name, Three Johns - three 18th century radicals. Large vaulted bar and slightly smaller room off. Benches outside on the pavement in Baron Street.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 44 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 9PF