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Two pints (no proper draught beer) and two large wines £25 Place is ok for gigs. Location is... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Misleading and disappointing

Travelled down to London for a podcast / gig that was being recorded at the Islington, doors were... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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such a pity for the artists and staff that works there... I would think people who love music access a certain sensitivity in their life and way of being, but not in this case the owner is terribly rude and actually mean. a pity that...More

Thank Fiammetta V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other reviewers our ticket stated "Doors open 6pm" so my wife and myself arrived at 5.30pm assuming the concert would start shortly after. The doors referred to the Pub opening time and when they opened at 6.15pm we were told that the music room...More

Thank Tony N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to meet friends and enjoy some fantastic bands. Prices for drinks were average and the staff were friendly and accommodating. I didn't expect to find such a gem inside..not to miss!

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Travelled down to London for a podcast / gig that was being recorded at the Islington, doors were advertised as 6pm so we went to the venue for 5.30 expecting the event to start at 6, however this was the time the pub opened their...More

Thank sheslooking
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Came here to For The Hornets on a drizzly evening. It was a weird mix of music, the promotor had put no thought into, i.e. the first band was Bollywood, qa whole demographic of audience came, and went. Then a punk band, a whole different...More

Thank Li S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing a friend perform. The outside of the pub appeared quite contemporary but the inside is quite traditional. Through curtains and a door is the music venue. It’s very compact, the stage is nearly as big as the standing area....More

Thank Rhondajune
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Two pints (no proper draught beer) and two large wines £25 Place is ok for gigs. Location is 15-20min walk from Kings Cross, or one tube stop.

Thank Lysander222
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The staff at this venue are incredibly helpful and accommodating. Unfortunately, on the night of my visit, there were numerous occasions on which the owner verbally abused one staff member in particular. The rest of the staff were treated with a complete lack of respect...More

7  Thank bigladcool
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was a tad nervous about going here based on previous reviews but as my tickets were already purchased.... However, you can probably ignore the bad reviews . The service was more than acceptable....the place is a bit rough round the edges but the loos were...More

3  Thank And1cap
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Been here on more then one occasion and as a intimate venue it's really good and drink prices are average and bar stuff are really friendly

2  Thank Mark C
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16 November 2016|
Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
They actually threatened ME with legal action if I didn't remove my Facebook comments on their page. We DID eventually get our money back, and I'm Still waiting on their lawyers letter 😂