The Narrow Boat

119 St. Peter's Street, Islington, London

The Narrow Boat
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7/10 from 1 user review

The Narrow Boat is over-priced and over-hyped

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Address:119 St. Peter's Street
Islington
London
N1 8PZ
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Region:Islington
Nearest Station:Angel
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:11:00 - 23:00
Tue:11:00 - 23:00
Wed:11:00 - 00:00
Thu:11:00 - 00:00
Fri:11:00 - 00:00
Sat:11:00 - 00:00
Sun:11:00 - 23:00
About: The Narrow Boat serves pub food and can cater for private parties for up to 40 people. They serve a wide variety of drinks and have several games. They also have a terrace area which leads onto the canal.

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If you are a dog owner or simply a dog lover the Narrow Boat hoasts regular dog events so look out for them if local or get on the email list if you are interested.

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A guide to the bars of Regent's Canal
This Young’s pub was once a traditional boozer, now it’s a trendy gastropub on two floors complete withterrace. Craft beers include Greenwich Meantime and Camden Hells, and if the teensy terrace is full you can grab your drinks and perch on the edge of the water.




"The Narrow Boat is over-priced and over-hyped"

Review Rating: 4 / 10
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Given the lack of a seaside and proper summertime weather, Londoners make do with whatever is available, whether that’s the sand-filled rooftop of Camden’s Roundhouse overlooking the not-at-all scenic Chalk Farm Road, or Wapping’s very own “beach”, where you may dip your toes in the Thames at your own peril. Then there’s the Regent’s Canal, which in parts has been optimistically rebranded as a “riviera”. And why not? It’s picturesque, has boats to look at, and some of it is lined with pleasant bars and eateries, or at the very least there are shops selling booze within spitting distance.

On paper The Narrow Boat ticks a lot of boxes. A smart-looking gastropub, it’s on the edge of the canal, and even boasts a little patio overlooking the water. Naturally it gets extremely crowded, particularly the slim-line terrace which barely has enough room to swing your cigarette out of. Two pints of beer - Camden Hell’s Lager and Young’s Bitter - come to £9.05. A small portion of undercooked chips is £3.50, so we decide against ordering any more food – in any case, we’re not seduced by haddock fishcakes, mac ‘n’ cheese or a baked Camembert for £11. It also appears to be populated by rather a lot of loud preppy types who are one blazer away from joining Hooray Henry’s boat. It’s over-priced and over-hyped, and if that’s not enough to put you off, Boris Johnson drinks here with his wife.


Leila reviewed The Narrow Boat on Thu 14 May 2015


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User Rating: 7 / 10
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A great place for a pint beer - with balconies overlooking the canal and a good selection of beers on tap this is a good place to waste an afternoon.

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