Proud of tradition

Keeping Your Local, Local

The Hercules is the traditional pub of Holloway Road in North London, where a lively atmosphere and rich history come together to create community. Whether you’re new to the area or a returning local, one thing’s for sure: our passionate staff are committed to hospitality and making sure every visit is a memorable one.

We offer the perfect atmosphere – with some of the best live music nights around, a great selection of drinks, homemade seasonal menus, and unique events. Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends or catch the latest Premier League match – we’ve got it all! So stop by, say hello, grab a beer and experience why we are considered one of the most charming pubs in North London. We promise that you’ll love your time here at our traditional pub on Holloway Road!



Our Story

Bringing a traditional pub to Holloway Road

The Hercules underwent a refurbishment in the summer of 2022. The hope of the refurbishment was to breathe new life into the pub. The refurbishment has transformed the pub into a traditional pub space, the kind of which many of us know and love. Using reclaimed materials from old pubschurches and courtrooms, the pub retains its authentic feel. Features include lots of wood panels  to help create plenty of cozy corners to have a drink or meet friends.

The addition of the new rear bar reclaimed from an old pub perfectly complements the pub’s original front bar. When you enter the pub ,you will be impressed by the sight of the bar filled with spirits from all over the world. You’ll never have trouble finding something you like. 


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Pints of Guinness clinking together in a joyful cheer at The Hercules Holloway, creating a perfect moment of camaraderie.

Eat And Cheers

Tradition on Tap, Flavour in Every Bite

At The Hercules, we’re all about good vibes, hearty eats, and the clink of glasses. Dive into our casual pub scene where traditional flavours meet laid-back charm. Whether you’re up for a classic pint or a satisfying bite, our menu’s got the goods. It’s a place where every meal feels like home, and every drink is a toast to good times. Join us at The Hercules for a relaxed, traditional pub experience – because great food and a friendly atmosphere never go out of style!

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The North Bank

Victory through Harmony

The Hercules is just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. Walls throughout the pub are adorned with tributes to the Gooners, including a mural commissioned for the late great Herbert Chapman. Named after the stands in the stadium, there are plenty of areas in the pub to watch the game. Pull up a stool in the Clock End or gather the gang in the North Bank. On match days, our atmosphere of sportsmanship welcomes both home and away fans.


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Experience the thrill of live sport at The Hercules - featuring a large screen, lively atmosphere, and perfectly poured pints.

Live Sport

Catch All Of The Action

If you want to catch live sports in a traditional pub on Holloway Road, then look no further. We pride ourselves on creating the best sports environment. With our 6 HD screens with surround sound, there’s no better place to cheer on your team or your favourite sports star. Join us for all of the major seasonal sporting events and bask in the unrivalled atmosphere of The Hercules. 


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Live Music

At the heart of our weekends

Live music is at the very heart of The Hercules. We’re known everywhere for our stellar live acts, guaranteed every weekend. You’ll find an excellent range of acts across a wide range of musical styles, offering some of the best live music in North London and on Holloway Road.

The Hercules is the place to be every weekend for nights of great dancing and unlimited craic. With live music every Saturday and Sunday, you won’t want to miss out. We promise to keep you wanting to come back for more.

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Our Team

Hercules Heroes

Our pub would not be the place it is today, if it wasn’t for our amazing staff. Great pubs are made from great people and we feel very lucky to have the best people on our team.

The Hercules stands tall because of its incredible staff – a vibrant and dynamic group of superstars! If you’re looking for guaranteed good times, come join us. Here, every day is filled with conversations and laughter as we build something great together.