Shakespeare, N16 8RY
- 020 7254 4190
- 57 Allen Road, N16 8RY
- 5pm-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
A decent pub to the south of Stoke Newington.
[dhyandeva]? notes that it is frequented by musicians who make their own instruments from wood found in skips, performance poetry organisers, builders, bus drivers, and locals. On Ewan's visit on a Saturday evening, the place was packed and noisy, but in a pleasant way, though finding space to sit was difficult.
The wall poster for a Catalan liqueur reminds [dhyandeva]? of his time in Barcelona. There is also an open fire, and a bloody great nude statue stuck halfway up the wall.
There are several handpulls for ale, mostly serving Fuller's, as well as a few decent draught lagers.
There are seats out the front, and a small semi-covered and heated garden area, which I found out the other day is somebody else's front door!
Good jukebox, good pub quiz Monday nights. According to a sign seen outside in December 2008, the quiz is every Monday from 9pm, and the prizes are drinks vouchers and a cash jackpot.