Randomness Guide to London - Differences between Version 24 and Version 2 of Compton Arms, N1 2XD

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Pub tucked away on a side street in [[Locale Canonbury|Canonbury]], not too far from [[Highbury And Islington Station]]. It changed hands around 2018; see <a href="https://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?id=Compton_Arms%2C_N1_2XD&version=20">earlier version of this page</a> for a description of what it was like before.

It looks small from outside, and when you get in you realise that it's <i>really</i> small, though a little further investigation reveals another (small) seating area around the left side of the bar. Out the back there's a part-paved part-decking courtyard beer garden with picnic benches.

The floor is varnished wood, the walls are half-panelled, and chunky (somewhat fake-looking) wooden beams run along the ceiling. Above the muddy brown panelling, the walls are painted an inoffensive magnolia, relieved here and there by framed items including a Penguin cover for George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i>. The front windows are small-paned bullseye glass, and lighting is provided by stylised streetlamp heads.

[[Kake]] visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2019. There was just one other customer at 3:30pm, apparently a regular. Retro music was playing, not too loud. The handpumps were clipped for Moor Nor'Hop and Ilkley Summer, and I gathered from the staff's conversation that they also had a Purity and an Adnams ready to go on. A pint of lime and soda was &pound;1.80.

According to the Compton Arms website as of September 2019, food is served from 6pm Tue-Fri and from 1pm Sat-Sun, provided by [https://www.instagram.com/fourlegs_ldn/ Four Legs].

Accessibility: A large step with no handrail to get in. No further steps to the ladies' once you're in. Two steps to the lower seating area, from which the garden and the gents' are accessed.

See also:
* [http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/23590/ Pubs Galore comments]
* [http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/3428/
Beer In The Evening comments]
* [https://straightuplondon
.com/restaurants/four-legs-the-compton-arms-islington/ Straight Up London review]
* [https://whatpub.com/pubs/NLD/5448/ WhatPub entry]

<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], September 2019. Opening hours taken from the Compton Arms website, September 2019.</div>

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hours_text='Mon-Thu: 3pm-11pm; Fri: 3pm-12:30am; Sat: noon-12:30am; Sun: noon-11:30pm'
hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
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locale='Canonbury,Islington,N1,Upper Street'
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opening_hours_text='Mon-Thu: 3pm-11pm; Fri: 3pm-12:30am; Sat: noon-12:30am; Sun: noon-11:30pm'
opening_hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
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phone='020 7359 6883'
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summary='Good Beer Guide pub.' summary='Pub near Highbury & Islington station, just off Upper Street.'
summary='Good Beer Guide pub.' website='https://www.comptonarms.co.uk/'

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