Island Queen

Greater London North - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

87 Noel Road
London, Islington
N1 8BD

Tel: (020) 7354 8741

Email: enquiry@theislandqueenislington.co.uk

Website https://www.theislandqueenislington.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Essex Road

Station Distance: 900m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Essex Road)

View on: Whatpub

The Island Queen, built in 1851, was altered internally in 1889 and 1897 and, although various partitions around the central servery have been cleared away, much remains in this extraordinarily high space. Historic survivals include the counter, the stillion within the serving area, vestiges of an inner porch (left), two cast-iron columns and a full-height glazed screen forming a (now doorless) room to the rear right. There is a further screen on the right creating a corridor to the upstairs rooms, and some impressive etched and cut glass signed ‘R Morris & Son, 239 Kennington Road. SE’.

The Island Queen, built in 1851, rises proudly above the adjacent terraces in this smart part of Islington. It was altered internally in 1889 and 1897 and, although various partitions around the central servery have been cleared away, much remains from this great age of London pub building. The ground-floor frontage is a timber and glass screen and behind it is an extraordinarily high bar area. Historic survivals include the bar counter, the stillion in the middle of the serving area, vestiges of an inner porch on the left, two cast-iron columns and a full-height timber and glass screen forming a (now doorless) room to the rear right. There is a further screen on the right creating a corridor to the upstairs rooms. There is also some impressive etched and cut glass signed ‘R Morris & Son, 239 Kennington Road. SE’ who provided their wares to many a London pub in the late-Victorian years. Other features are the Lincrusta ceiling and pretty mosaic in front of the left and right-hand entrances. Tragically, most of the original window glass has been lost to clear replacements.

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