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The Joker of Penton Street (Laine Pub Company (now part of Patron Capital))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hackney - Best BitterExcellent1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterGood1
Redemption - HopspurGood1
Redemption - TrinityGood1
Sambrook's - JunctionAcceptable1
Hackney - Oatmeal Chocolate PorterNot Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Laine's BestNot Tried0
Laine - Laine's BestNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, Central London
Picture 2. The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, Central London
Picture 3. The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, Central London

Visits Details

28 Mar 2015 (Jack William)
Early Saturday evening - busy, loud piped music. Was particularly impressed by the "Oasis" clock - at least 2.5 metre diameter.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50AcceptableRaw hop overtones and a little soapy.
Laine - Laine's Best4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
25 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Friendly bar staff and an eye catchingly large illuminated wall clock said to have been used in Oasis concerts.
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40ExcellentBest Hackney Best I have had anywhere
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Not Tried
Laine - Laine's Best4.00Not TriedBrighton Brewed. Ran out as I ordered
Hackney - Oatmeal Chocolate Porter4.80Not Tried
21 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not too busy mid to late-evening on a Thursday. None of the beers quite hit the spot tonight.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodTasty beer, but in rather flat condition.
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodGreat, hoppy, low-strength beer. Did not quite have its usual sparkle.
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20GoodA nice hoppy pint, let down by sub-standard confition.
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Laine's Best4.00Not Tried

About The Joker of Penton Street

The pub sign. The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



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

This pub is the former Salmon & Compasses, which latterly became Hundred Crows Rising (more restaurant than pub) and which has been acquired by the Laine Pub Co in 2013 and once again re-named. The exterior retains some fine tiling from the pubís days as a Courage house. Stripped back to bare brick inside, and with a open kitchen occupying some of the space behind the bar counter. A massive illuminated clock on the back wall. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 9PZ