A stone's throw from Highbury Corner, The Duchess is one of Islington's best kept secret. Step away from the madding North London crowds and sip on a pint or glass of specially selected wine. This homely pub is a treat come rain or shine, with its cosy dining room, quality fresh food, it's ideal for laying down words in a game of scrabble, or settling down for a Sunday Lunch whilst mulling over a defensive backgammon move, or the afternoon sport on Sky. In addition to this, just a stones throw away from the Emirates stadium, we are the perfect stop off before or after a match. The food is "exceptional" as described by one food critic from the Standard who thought her starter was a heavenly branch of vine tomatoes, so beautifully roasted to a sticky toffee-sweetness, that even the stalks were a treat to crunch.