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The White Swan

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#10,176 of 17,883 Places to Eat in London
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255-256 Upper St | Islington, London N1 1RY, England
+44 20 7288 9050
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Five-star fish&chips

We randomly found this typical pub in the surroundings of Highbury&Islington subway stop, the food was very good, the fish&chips great, the atmosphere cozy and pleasant. Awesome price/quality ratio!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MAndrew1310
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We randomly found this typical pub in the surroundings of Highbury&Islington subway stop, the food was very good, the fish&chips great, the atmosphere cozy and pleasant. Awesome price/quality ratio!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Compared to a recent Wetherspoon pub visit in Chase Side Enfield the Mexican double burger and drink for £7 something was great. Friendly young fella behind the bar too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

With London Cocktail Week in full swing we had a bit of a thirst on. Good job we know a pub which does a few yummy cocktails at a great price! The White Swan sits next to Highbury & Islington station and has enough room to swing a very big cat, or enough room to accommodate two pretty cool ones!.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The pub is located on Upper Street very close to Highbury and Islington station, and situated right near to a busy roundabout (Highbury Island). The pub has a family area to the rear and a balcony, which gives this JD Wetherspoon a different feel to most. The carpet stood out as being new and very clean. The ladies toilet has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Well it is not often that I feel compelled to write a review about a Wetherspoons but the meal was such good value and so tasty that I feel I must comment. Came here for a Christmas lunch last week and the turkey lunch was really good at about £8 a head including free glass of a choice of drinks.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I am writing this as I'm a sickened by the food that a few family friends had at this pub.i would not eat in this pub myself as it's just fried and reheated food out of packets and it's sinks when your in there But last Saturday a group of elderly and disabled people meet up for an xmas meeting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had a couple of gourmet burgers....very tasty. Drinks and service also good...its a busy Wetherspoons in Highbury with a very different mix of punters. Cheap Cheerful and recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255-256 Upper St | Islington, London N1 1RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7288 9050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?