9 great Islington beer gardens
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Here are some of the best beer gardens to have a pint in around Islington, now that pubs are reopening.
De Beauvoir Arms
Food-centric pub with no music or TV, an adventurous Mediterranean menu and an extensive wine list. Garden design by Black Dahlia.
The Lord Clyde
A locals gastropub with a courtyard garden, serving guest real ales, craft and commercial beers and a selection of boutique gins. Also has a kitchen and a pretty good wine list.
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The Alwyne Castle
A laid-back pub with quirky charm and a big beer garden, craft beers and real ales. The seasonal menu offers a little bit more than traditional pub fare - think nourish bowls, sticky pork belly and salmon fishcakes.
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The Drapers Arms
A neighbourhood gastropub with a garden and private dining room. Wines come by the glass, carafe and bottle and ales come on tap. Serves dinner and lunch, as well as a Sunday roast.
The Camden Head
A Greene King pub right in the middle of Camden Passage antique market, which the terrace looks over. Wheelchair accessible.
The Canonbury Tavern
A public house that has been running since the early 1700s, with a large garden setting. Serves real ale, craft beer and cocktails. The restaurant does brunch, lunch and dinner. Reopening July 20.
An accoladed Georgian pub with a large (450 square metres) wisteria-covered beer garden inside the Barnsbury conservation area. Top-notch modern English cuisine, craft beers, carefully chosen wines.
Owl and Hitchhiker
This bright and colourful pub pulls a young, fun crowd. Bottomless brunches on Saturdays, pub quizzes and drag bingo, and a vegan-heavy menu. Reopening in September.
The kitchen serves up sourdough stone baked pizzas, burgers and other dishes designed to soak up craft beer. Huge gin menu – including an alcohol-free one – as well as a wide range of wines and beers. Download the MY PUB app to order food and drink contact free.