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The Compton Arms

#316 of 1 346 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Hidden Gem

Amazing food - will be back for sure. Nice small place with good atmosphere nice beer and helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Great little back street pub.

Excellent little back street bar. I've been coming here on and off for about 25 years, I'd guess... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Ged K
London, United Kingdom
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4 Nov 2018
“Hidden Gem”
7 Oct 2018
“Great little back street pub.”
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4 Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD, England
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing food - will be back for sure. Nice small place with good atmosphere nice beer and helpful staff - decent playlist too.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Excellent little back street bar. I've been coming here on and off for about 25 years, I'd guess, and it never disappoints. It's tucked away in a little residential street just off of Highbury Corner. The main bar is quite narrow, so it doesn't take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ged K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

a bar and eatery hidden away . It is allegedly a orwell haunt though seems mostly to be populated by locals including some of the student population It is a bar that has not succumbed to the need for high powered lighting so has a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 896jude
Reviewed 1 October 2017

You would never believe that you are only 15 minutes walk away from The Emirates Stadium. This great little traditional pub is perfect for pre-match and post-match drinks. Also handy for Highbury & Islington tube. Good selection of beers, I opted for the Punk IPA.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank deanothebaggie
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Tucked away behind Highbury Corner, this is a delight. A quiet neighbourhood pub, with great draft beer, decent menu and no hassle. Proper regular customers too, no hype. What a treat.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank John B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Tucked down a quiet side street this is a very nice little neighbourhood pub. Small garden which gets a bit of sun is nice to sit in. Not too crowded even when we were there when Arsenal were playing at home. A few people I...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ChrisT1211
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Classic traditional local pub, in the middle of Islington. With the low beamed wooden ceiling, you could be out in the country. Excellent selection of real ales, well kept and regularly rotated. Traditional pub food menu. Mostly home cooked, but not always fresh cooked. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank DinasCross
Reviewed 6 February 2017

One goes to so many eating establishments nowadays, so how lovely to find a public house possibly named after those stalwarts of Middlesex, England and Arsenal's dynamic duo Dennis and Leslie Compton. Whilst the accommodation is snug (yet spotlessly clean), the welcome is warm and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Snetterton
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I hadn't been to this pub for over thirty years, but on a visit to London I decided I would look it up, I wasn't disappointed , we were made rely welcome by a few of the locals and the Landlord, I would definitely visit...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank john h
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Love this little pub and been going here for 20 years. It has never lost it! Never had a bad pint here and perfect if you like a good pint of bitter! The food is great and a surprise, especially as it is a no...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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