Historical version 1 of Rochester Castle, N16 0NY
- 020 7249 6016
- 143-145 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0NY
- Sun-Thu: 8am-midnight, Fri-Sat: 8am-1am
Wetherspoons pub on Stoke Newington High Street - London's oldest surviving outlet of the chain.
Inside it's a 'classic' Wetherspoons layout with a long bar to one side, plenty of tables, and a carpet that's seen better days. The middle section past the bar has some booths on one side and more tables in the centre. To the rear (semi-partitioned off) there's a pleasantly airy conservatory area, which in turn leads to a small beer garden. The clientele has a drastically higher percentage of locals than the other pubs and bars on the High Street, and obviously the prices are much cheaper. The more voiciferous punters tend to occupy the front half of the pub which can feel a bit intimidating at first, but if you head towards the back it's usually much calmer.
Kat and Rick visited for a quick dinner on a Sunday evening in June 2015. It was pretty busy but we managed to find ourselves a small table in the conservatory section. Kat's pulled pork burger tasted fine but had very little structural integrity. However (thanks to the standard Wethermenu offer) it came with a free pint of delicious mild to make up for all the pork falling out of the bun, all for £6.10.
Accessibility: a very low step to get in. There is a RADAR-locked toilet, other toilets not checked.