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The North Pole pub in Islington re-opened by Butcher and Barrel pair

By Peter Ruddick , 06-Jul-2012
Last updated the 06-Jul-2012 at 13:11 GMT

Related topics: Business, Venues, People, Pubs & Bars

The North Pole pub, formerly known as The North Star, has been re-opened by the pair behind the Butcher and Barrel pub group after a full refurb of the Islington venue.

The North Pole pub in Islington has re-opened after a full refurb led by the pair behind the Butcher and Barrel pub group

The North Pole pub in Islington has re-opened after a full refurb led by the pair behind the Butcher and Barrel pub group

James Morgan and Richard Craig, who operate seven pubs as part of their Butcher and Barrel pub business, have opened The North Pole as a completely independent operation.

The North London boozer will specialise in craft beer, real ale and ciders under its new management and name. The venture, housed in a former off-licence and wholesalers will also offer a take-away drinks service.

The food offering balances traditional British pub favourites such as sausage and mash with gravy and beer battered haddock with chips, peas and tartare sauce alongside US-inspired dishes including pulled pork and beef sliders.

The pub also features a games room, two semi-private areas and an upper mezzanine level for 35.

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