Popped up December 2012.

The Taproom came on the scene as a temporary licenced premises back in 2012 serving just cask ale. We opened for 6 weeks at the current premises. Our aim was to bring quality cask ale from around London and the UK to the people of Islington. The project was a instant success, so in 2013 we decided to make it permanent.

The Stillage

We decided early on that we would like to keep the casks on display but this is easier said than done when conditioning and temperature are taken into account. After many months of design we came up with a draft plan and found a refrigeration company that could build it for us. The outcome is what you see today, a temperature controlled stillage, gravity dispensing cask ale in perfect condition every time. There is less than half a pint of beer in the line between the cask and the glass.

We opened in the summer of 2013 and continue to be all about the beer. We now have;

8 x Gravity Cask Ale

4 x Hand Pumps

7 x keg lines

50+ Bottled beers and ciders

Mark Watson & Sofie Hagen Will Each Do 45 Minutes Of Not-Really-Jokes-Yet
Tuesday 8th October 2019 at The Taproom »
Join Mark Watson (great comedian, writes books, blue eyes) and Sofie Hagen (great comedian, podcasts, nice toes) as they attempt to think of new jokes and stories. If they are as good at comedy as Mark Watson is at making Sofie Hagen write the blurb for the show, then this evening will be FUN. They each do 45ish minutes of new stuff. Interval in the middle. We release you at the end. And you go leave the room saying to your friends, 'That was alright!' but in a really cheerful way, 'That was a fun way to spend a Tuesday!' you'll say. And we'll be like 'That was a nice audience' and 'I'm glad they laughed at that bit about the Catabombs!'. And we'll all stay in touch and invite each other to our weddings? Cool. See you all there.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Since it's a bar that sells alcohol, the minimum age is 18. But like, you can try and blag it, if you dare. But OFFICIALLY IT IS A NO-NO.

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds up to 7 days before the show! After that, your MONEY IS OURS AND WE WILL SPEND IT HOWEVER WE PLEASE.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nah, just have it on your phone.

And accessibility?

It's in the basement, no lift. One flight of stairs down. Armrest-less chairs. No trigger warnings, no promises. It's all new material and new jokes and lots of it is made up on the spot, so we ar as clueless about what's going to happen as you are. Oh, and the toilets are gendered, unfortunately. It's a tiny room, 40 seats.

How do I get there?

How do you get anywhere? Use Google Maps or something.