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Welcome to

THE
ALPACA

Essex Road, Islington
The Alpaca Islington

About us

The Alpaca – an independent pub with a love for food and drink and a community-minded nature

The Alpaca was born in March 2020 and established itself serving the local area with hot meals, ready-made cocktails and great wine to enjoy for takeaway. This bumpy start to life, whilst challenging, made us who we are today as we got talking to our neighbours and cemented ourselves as the friendly local pub we’d aspired to be.

If you haven’t visited us before, why not pop by and see what we’re about.We pride ourselves on being inclusive; with a warm welcome for all and whether you’re a solo pub-goer popping in for a lunchtime pint or a group of mates out to celebrate – we’ve got you covered and catered for.

Early-week we’re the friendly local boozer with a fine array of beers, cocktails, wines and non-alcoholic options. Whilst at the weekends, we take it up a gear with music you might not hear anywhere else and a grown-up late-night drinking vibe.

The week is finished off with our famous Sunday roasts, all cooked from scratch and with something for everyone. Our sharing roast platters are particularly popular with groups of mates and families.

Opening Hours

Monday • 4pm-11pm Tuesday • 12pm-11pm Wednesday • 12pm-11pm Thursday • 12pm-12am Friday • 12pm-1am Saturday • 12pm-1am Sunday • 12pm-11pm

Kitchen Hours

Monday • 5pm-10pm Tuesday • 12-4pm / 5-10pm Wednesday • 12-4pm / 5-10pm Thursday • 12-4pm / 5-10.30pm Friday • 12-4pm / 5-10.30pm Saturday • 12pm-10pm Sunday • 12pm-10pm

Alpaca Islington burger

Food & Drink

A proper pub in the heart of Islington. Serving delicious food, great beer, wines and spirits.

"For a moment, or a second, the pinched expressions of the cynical, world-weary, throat-cutting, miserable bastards we've all had to become disappears, when we're confronted with something as simple as a plate of food." - Anthony Bourdain

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Make sure to book a table for Euro 2024 games! Starting June 14th ⚽️
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Suns out again, drink responsibly 🥵

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Toms back on the mic tomorrow for another pub quiz 🤓🤓🤓
7:30 kick off 

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When @tming_ong took one of the alpacas hostage 😂

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@belllaward enjoying the sun 
Petition to bring them both back 🥵

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Mama Maria 🥵🥵🥵
With homemade spicy tequila 

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Newest addition to the menu - pan fried squid, purple sprouting broccoli, shichimi powder, chilli 🦑

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Summer delivery 😻

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