The Drapers Arms †

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44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 1ER
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Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm | Saturday 12pm-4pm & 7pm-10.30pm | Sunday 12pm-8.30pm
PRICES
Main courses £10-£19

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The Drapers ArmsBen Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already a very good gastropub. Bringing years of experience at Soho House and Geronimo Inns, Ben has appointed Karl Goward - previously head chef at St John - as head of the kitchen giving the menu a 'nose-to-tail' bias with mains made using offal and off-cuts. The interior is lighter than previously, making better use of the high ceilings and sense of space as well as the wonderful garden out back. There's a choice between eating in the pub downstairs or upstairs in the more formal (though sparsely decorated) dining room, but everything is prepared from fresh, in-season ingredients. Traditional British fare cooked perfectly and priced reasonably - pub experiences don't get much better than this. The Drapers Arms also benefits from its staff, who are obviously a happy bunch, friendly, efficient and they really know their stuff. The wine list is good, the garden gorgeous and the Bloody Marys marvellous.

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16 minutes walk
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Elia Mews Car Park
13 minutes walk
Macclesfield Road NCP
19 minutes walk

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £84† 33% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £73† 22% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Drapers Arms
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £57† 25% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 20 minutes from The Drapers Arms
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Drapers Arms
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The Drapers Arms, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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10 Handyside Street, N1C | 15 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Jenius Social
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 15 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 14 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Drapers Arms
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176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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