Bar & Restaurant in Islington

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Located in the heart of Islington the Winchesters
charm is known far and wide.

Delicious handcrafted cocktails and hearty meals ensure the Winchester
truly is a home from home.

But don’t be fooled when the evenings draw near the party
begins with amazing DJS that keep you dancing till 4am!


Dining Room

The Dining Room

This area is specifically for dining and can seat approx. 30 people We serve our a la carte menu from 4pm Monday - Saturday. It is situated in the raised area at the back of the ground floor bar. This area is also popular for business lunches.

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The Sofas

The Sofa

Our super long bespoke sofa is particularly popular for parties of 10-12 people, suitable for drinking or dining. It is also very near to the entrance to the basement bar so you can easily flit between floors on a weekend. A la carte menu available here form 4pm, Monday to Saturday, Perfect for a Sunday Roast with your friends to recover from the night before.

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Magpie Corner

Magpie Corner

Our smallest hire area for approx. 8-10 people, this is situated on the ground floor and is by the windows so it is nice and bright, also suitable for a la carte dining or just sharing platters. This can be reserved for small parties all the or night, seven days a week for drinking or dining. It is not too far from the entrance of the bar so if you think you will be needing a few smokings breaks throughout the night this is probably the spot for you

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The Snug

The Snug

One of the most popular areas with top hat lighting and tables on the ceiling it is ideal for a small gathering of 10-15 people. It os named the snug because people like to snuggle in here together and get cosy it is particularly good for drinking & sharing platters rather than dining. It is situated on the ground floor and is close to the downstairs entrance so it means you can flit between floors on a weekend more easily.

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Gnome Garden

Gnome Garden

Situated in the basement bar it is our quirkiest, it is suitable for parties of 30 people and has comfy booth seating and sofas. Projector screen for sports events, movies and business meetings. Great for parties who want to dance later as it is next to the dance-floor space and the bar. Exclusive hire until 10pm every Friday and Saturday, following this time the resident DJ starts to play and the basement bar opens up to the general public.

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Ballroom Booths

Ballroom Booths

This area is available for hire for approx. 80 people. Situated in the downstairs bar and has a large open space for standing or dancing & booth seating surrounding it. We hire this area everyday of the week however on a Friday and Saturday night it is only exclusive until 10pm, at this time the resident Dj starts to play. We also have a large plasma screen here suitable for private parties who wish to do sports events pub quiz, karaoke or a film launch for example.

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Sonja Holly, London:

“Friendly staff, Great location, Amazing decoration, feels extremely homely and comfortable, big open windows by the sofas, great breakfast and brunch!! Amazing place!”

What's On...


Had a long week at work or a long weekend of partying??
Come and recover at the Winchester...


2 Essex Rd London N1 8LN | Tel. 020 7704 8789

Opening Times

Monday 11am-12am

Tuesday 11am-12am

Wednesday 11am-12am

Thursday 11am-2am

Friday 11am-3am

Saturday 9am-4am

Sunday 9am-12am

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