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The Woodbine

#15,173 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
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215 Blackstock Road | Highbury, London N5 2LL, England
+44 20 7354 1061
18:00 - 22:00
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just moved here and went for thai food last night- it was so good. Really good quality great price and portions super friendly staff loved it!! and it's a a pub where the music doesn't deafen you which is rare these days :-)

Thank Bleu H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Won't say much as I'm still a bit numb. Friends were visiting from Australia and as we had had a great meal just a matter of metres down the road, I suggested that all ten of us went to what used to be a fantastic pub. Little did I know the egg that was to be on my face moments... More 

Thank Jot D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Totally and utterly in shock. Asked to leave upon entering this nice pub at 10pm on a Friday night because they were "closed" despite still serving the rest of the drinkers. Baffled as to why I would have been told this as I was sober as a judge and just popped in to join friends, I was later told that... More 

Thank sophiebrewer88
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Woodbine provides you with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with friendly attentive services and great value for money. The tunes combine the ambiance of the wooden walls with candle light and you can see genuine, interesting people around having a laugh. All in all, Woodbine is the sort of place you want to go to after a hard day at... More 

Thank Dana L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Came across the Woodbine by chance and I have to say, I'm happy I went in. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable (RE the ales). They have a very nice selection of ales and lager. Tried the Thai food (excellent by the way) and freshly made. Been there a few times since the first visit and loving it more &... More 

Thank Salim S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I always find the Woodbine very welcoming, both by the staff and the locals. It’s got a well stocked and varied bar; the food is also very good. The décor is quite funky (read the numerous signs on the walls if you get a chance). It certainly is one of the best, if not the best place to drink around... More 

Thank Tim F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Walked in at around 7 o'clock having not had a beer for a few days only to be greeted by a very rude barmaid that promptly told me she thinks i have had too many! After replying, im sorry but i havent had a drop all week she continued on being very impolite and refused me a drink, after asking... More 

2 Thank gareth w
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I was with a female friend. We had come to the pub for one drink. We were sitting outside and approached by 3 men 2 of whom started to abuse myself and my friend. A member of the bar staff came outside and asked myself and my friend to" drink up and leave". We finished our drinks and asked what... More 

2 Thank Anne M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Visited here a few times. Management can be unfriendly - we were waiting outside on wet day at about 12.30 and he rudely gestured that they would not open until 1 pm. He was in the bar, so why he couldn't just open the doors and let us at least sit out of the rain is beyond me. We ended... More 

1 Thank Shiraz64
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

At aroud 4pm me, my mum and cousins decided to go into a pub for a drink. When we got to the Woodbine, there was a bald guy standing in the doorway. He gave us no indication of whether he worked there and told us before we could say anything that we all needed to show ID before we came... More 

1 Thank MommyJelly93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Blackstock Road | Highbury, London N5 2LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7354 1061

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