Established in 1824. A local neighbourhood staple for 200 hundred years. The George & Monkey is a traditional independent London pub located in the picturesque backstreets of Islington.

We have fifteen draft beer lines that regularly rotate to showcase the very best from the UK craft beer scene, a carefully curated wine list and a back bar packed with a variety of specialist spirits.

To accompany our drinks menus we have a hugely popular stonebaked pizza menu. In the colder months we offer a traditional home cooked Sunday roast.

The George & Monkey comes from the same team behind Ninth Ward in Clerkenwell, the Temple of Foo in St Paul’s and the Chapel Market Tavern in Angel.

Drinking monkey

Bookings & Private Hire

The George & Monkey accepts bookings for groups of four or more. Smaller groups are welcome on a walk-in basis. We never fully book out the pub. There is always room to find a spot, perch at the bar or enjoy one of our outside heated tables.

We are available for private hire for all occasions and at all times of the year.

We have two large semi-private areas. Our bar room can host groups of up to 50 people while our back room is available for groups of up to 100.

A full private hire of the entire venue requires a minimum spend to be met but there are no fees or minimum spend requirements for our bar room, back room or any other bookings. A small deposit may be required depending on the size of your group.

For additional information and all bookings please contact the team via the bookings form or contact us via email.


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Events & Deals

  • Monday Madness!

    Every Monday
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Any two pizzas
    Only £16

  • Lunch Special

    Every Thursday & Friday
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Any pizza & a pint of lager or cider or a glass of wine
    Only £14

  • Sunday Roast

    Every Sunday
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Our Sunday Roast runs from the beginning of October to the end of March