This beautiful pub is a bit of a trek from public transport and a welcome break from the crowds on and around Upper Street. It feels like you’ve stepped through a magic curtain into a place where people no longer exist. Seriously, we once walked around the area and didn’t encounter another human for over 20 minutes. Downstairs is the bar, with three ales on tap and great bar snacks. Upstairs is the dining room, where you’ll find sharing roasts, killer pies, and a well-priced wine list. Head for the garden in good weather. Book at weekends.