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PLAQUEMINE LOCK
AWARDED A BIB GOURMAND IN THE
2018 MICHELIN GUIDE

 About Plaquemine Lock!

Plaquemine Lock is an English pub set on the Regents Canal in Angel, Islington. We serve Cajun and Creole food, cooked to a very high standard in a very relaxed atmosphere.

At the turn of the twentieth century Jacob Hortenstein came to Plaquemine to build a Lock, which was to enable heavy cargoes of Louisiana timber (from the Schwing Lumber & Shingle Corporation), moss (Schwing Moss co), and later sugar cane and oil, to transfer safely from the Bayou onto the mighty Mississipi. Carrie B Schwing opened Plaquemine Lock in 1909, swooshing a champagne bottle against the lockhouse as the family steamer (also called Carrie B Schwing) passed through the lock gates.

Carrie B Schwing & Jacob Hortenstein’s great-grandson (Jacob Kenedy) opened Plaquemine Lock in London on the Regents Canal. It is a pub serving great beer, strong cocktails and wine for those inclined.

Art at Plaquemine Lock!

The two large murals (in the dining room and above the bar) are made by Jacob’s unbelievably talented and lovely mother, Haidee Becker.

The small paintings and pictures around the pub are various – some are gifts made to us, others were in the pub before we renovated it. A good number are by New Orleans folk artist Dr Bob Art.