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  • 4.0 star rating

    Names after a woman who was a suffragette,

    Charlotte was twice imprisoned in nearby

    Holloway Prison. Born into a wealthy family,

    she went from Ireland to live with relatives

    in London but before she left she had joined

    Sinn Fein & helped found the Communist

    party of Ireland.She went to England,where

    she was a pacificist & a suffragette.

    She wrote poetry & novels

  • 1.0 star rating
    13/2/2014 Updated review

    I've got to change my review on this one. Management has changed a few times in recent years it seems with the result being that the Despard unfortunately never quite lived up to its potential. Right now the pub still seems to be making a good effort on the beer front but the people running it seem to have an unusual siege mentality, the old 'you're either with us or against us' attitude. This means that any criticism or complaint is not tolerated and rather is met with a counter attack, without any consideration for the merits of the situation. I've seen a couple of examples of this now involving friends and it infuriates me beyond belief. This means that although I personally have had no actual quarrel with the pub (unless they see this I guess) I feel that by their own definition I am 'against them' and thus unwelcome.

    4.0 star rating
    21/12/2009 Previous review
    Very interesting up and coming pub in the Archway area. Has been under new management for a little… Read more
  • 4.0 star rating

    So much better than all the pubs nearby, with every possible drink imaginable. I really like the church pew seats and the vast array of board games, although I feel like I wouldn't have the stamina to finish a game of Risk normally let alone after a few pints. I love the atmosphere here and it's the perfect place to have a drink, meet some friends, and show everyone how much you suck at Jenga. The drinks are reasonably priced by London standards and served by friendly staff who know how much cucumber to put with a Hendricks G&T. When busy, the place is buzzing but never too crowded and the music never too loud. The pub quiz on Tuesdays is really fun and I'll definitely be going again for the free round of shots for each team that wins a section of the quiz. Our team came second! I still have no idea how we managed to pull that one.

    • Qype User archwa…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 13 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Excellent pub in Archway. Plenty of seating and well organised. Good choice of beer.
    I will certainly be back very soon.

    • Qype User andywi…
    • London
    • 5 friends
    • 2 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Went to this pub for the first time the other day as its my new local and I wanted to check it out. Nice and cosy on the inside and the barman was friendly. Enough seats and good atmosphere for a chilled drink. prices are good, with food looking extremely reasonable. Recommended!

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