The Rocket proudly opens its doors this weekend!

Last updated : 25 July 2007 By Ben Dimech
No doubt, you've missed football but now it's back! Arsenal host the E Cup (I can't bring myself to say….that word) so for both Saturday and Sunday, The Rocket will be welcoming old and new faces alike for the first proper (sort of) football of the season.

For all your smokers out there, it's going to be a tough season for you! You can't smoke in the pubs or in the stadium. However, we've found a way around the ban by opening up Islington's biggest beer garden for your puffing pleasure. With the weather expected to be glorious for both days, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to start the season.

Doors are open from 1pm to 9pm on the Saturday and 1pm to 8pm on Sunday. The Rocket will NOT be open during either of the Arsenal matches BUT will be open for both of the non-Arsenal matches.

From the Fulham match onwards, The Rocket will be open from 11am. We have also won the license we were applying for which means fans of all ages are allowed in so you can bring your kids! This license also means that everyone (including those not holding a match ticket) is allowed in.

Victory Through Harmony.

The Rocket is open every weekend home match. At present, it will not be available for weekday matches. The address is 166-220 Holloway Rd, N7 8DB (opposite Paddy Power and five mins walk from the ground). Please be aware that some of the vocal performances at The Rocket are of an adult nature so parental discretion is advised.

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