The Drapers Arms

“Neighbourhood pub in trendy Islington” - AA Inspector



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Standing beside an attractive, tree-lined Georgian terrace and backed by a tranquil patio garden, this popular neighbourhood local was founded in the 1830s by one of London's trade guilds, and today combines fine dining with an appealing range of real ales and cider. Choose a beer from Dark Star or Windsor & Eton breweries, or one of 16 wines by the glass, and prepare to tackle the ever-changing menu. Exceptional starters may include deviled duck hearts, dripping pancake and watercress, followed by mackerel, pickled plums, chicory and mustard. You’ll also find classics like steaks, beef pie, and roast pork, apple sauce and crackling sandwich. Gingerbread pudding with whipped cream, almonds and oats to finish.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Drapers Arms
44 Barnsbury Street, LONDON, N1 1ER


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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