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Parcel Yard, Kings Cross

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Just can't take to this place - the layout is too much like sitting in a series of corridors as opposed to being in a proper building. Staff are always disinterested and the (expensive) ale never really hits the mark.
Snarling_Mallard - 19 Mar 2019 12:55
Another visit with time to kill before my train. Bar staff still unwelcoming. Just a poorly paid job to them. Never seem to see the same people twice. Anyway the beer was reasonable if expensive. Three different ales tasted on my visit.
Seating area was taken up by several people who let their baggage use the seats. One guy had a table with 4 seats and it was just him with three bags on the seats. A crowd of elderly Geordies asked him twice if anyone was using the luggage seats. I think he got the message and put his luggage on the floor. One of the barmaids commented about "that sort of thing happens a lot but people are too frightened to complain". Not a great pub but one to see the world go by.
droggs - 26 Aug 2018 23:42
Seems to be resting on it's laurels a bit - sat with a duff second rate pint of Hophead while people around me were bitching about the wait and quality of their feedstuffs.
Snarling_Mallard - 25 Aug 2018 22:59
More expensive than others visited on the day, but had returned for a second time as great selection of real ale session beers and plenty of alternatives for accommodating over ten of us from standing space to seating either indoors our half outdoors overlooking station concourse. Good venue for tube from Kings Cross especially up to Arsenal FC.
ESCAMRA - 28 Mar 2018 16:20
A decent station pub at the far end of Kings Cross with a good selection of well kept cask ales. It''s pricey, but I suppose that''s not unexpected at a London terminal.
alexw - 10 Sep 2017 19:53
It's a bit higgledy-piggledy and the ale is usually decent but the thing that grates me is the tendency of barstaff to leave your change on a little silver plate (expecting the change). Maybe okay if you are served at a table but not if you buy at the bar. It's one of those annoying 'foreign' things that should be outlawed in British pubs.
anonymous - 1 May 2017 19:34
Friday teatime visit with 2 hours to kill before my train north.

Its been a while since I've been here but it is one of my favourite train station boozers, just it is pricey but its almost Central London and that's something you just have to put up with!

Being a Fuller's pub there range takes precedence but they also have a decent range of guest ales, my 3 pints of Butcombe Best were excellent, again it ain't cheap but when the beer and surrounds are good I'll pay it.

Packed between 4.30 and 6.30pm and probably is the same every Friday night.

I like this place and would recommend a visit.
lezford - 6 Feb 2017 14:12
Decent pub for a train station. Expensive but the beers are well drinkable. I have been here recently when it has been quiet and very busy but the service was the same both times, quick without being friendly. Plenty of spaces where you can easily sit on your own with bothering anyone. Definitely one of the better station pubs I have been in.
droggs - 22 Apr 2016 11:11
First of all the address is misleadlng - Goods Way is a five minute walk away; this is in the station itself.

Second, it's all about context. As a normal pub it's not thing special but as a rail bar it's up there with the best. Likewise the prices are steep but this is a captive market in central London.

The beer's fine, there are plenty of corners to hide in, you couldn't exactly have a session in here but it's more than adequate to pass the time waiting for a train.
djw - 22 Apr 2016 00:00
Not sure what all the fuss is about this place. It does do decent ale but calling a series of disjointed rooms, corridors and hallways a good pub is stretching it a bit.
anonymous - 5 Apr 2015 19:49
The best railway pub about in my opinion. It feels like a "real" pub. One you want to stay in for sometime and not just pop in for a pint or two until your train's ready to leave.
Even if you're using St. Pancras it's worth making the short trip across to this place.
Despite being busy I rarely have to wait long to be served. Being a Fullers pub the majority of the ales are from that brewery but there is a decent selection of guest ales as well.
The place itself is very large with big rooms, corridors and nooks & crannies all available to drinkers. There's a TV in the corner of the bar often showing sport with the sound down.
A couple of downsides are the prices which are on the high side even for London and the groups of office types who can get gabby after a few drinks.
outtamehead - 5 Apr 2015 15:54
Loved the ambiance and atmosphere of this place. It's smart and fits in with the new Kings Cross station but still feels like a proper pub. There are lots of different areas to sit, some along the wide corridors which is where I ended up as it was busy, even on a Tuesday night, with no tables free. There's a wide range of ales to try and I had some nice guest ales but the Fullers beers weren't on top form, presumably because they were being served too cold.
People have commented on the prices, but if you stick to the cask ale, and avoid say draft Chimay (£4.80 for 2/3 pint) then it isn't so bad.
dyyony - 3 Apr 2015 23:03
Loved this place when it opened but its popularity is spoiling it these days. Too many corporate events take over the rooms and you're left sitting on a table-less bench in the corridor. Even worse are the prices. As noted elsewhere, "eye-watering" is the half of it.

If you DO fancy one before your train journey, arrive half an hour earlier and go to the Queen's Head in Acton Street down Gray's Inn Road instead.
Torqueback - 11 Mar 2015 15:06
Always a good range of beers in this interesting building conversion. unfortunately, the prices mean it's not somewhere to spend all evening.
Aztecgoat - 7 Feb 2015 21:41
Splendid pub in a converted parcel office at one end of King's Cross Station concourse.

It's usually bustling inside, but don't despair of getting a seat - a lot of people are just there for a quick pint before catching a train, and you rarely have to wait long before a table becomes free. Furnishings are clean and comfortable, with some leather armchairs as well as dining chairs.

There's a good range of draught beers, usually all the Fuller's ales and a handful of guests. Every pint I've had there has been excellent quality - given the footfall, I suppose the beer never gets time to go past its best. Even at busy times, the bar staff have been happy to give me a taster of anything new.

The food is competently prepared and served reasonably quickly. The menu offers pub favourites like cod and chips along with fancier fare such as roast guinea fowl, all of it in good-sized, filling portions.

I was tickled to find that the toilets have luxury sanitaryware from the legendary Thomas Crapper & Company. It would be useful to have another hand dryer or two in there, though.

It's not the cheapest of pubs, but that's not really surprising in such a good location. You certainly can't beat it for convenience, though I'd happily go out of my way to drink there even if I didn't have a train to catch.
fredfoobar - 7 Nov 2014 22:00
Yes, I go along with SirTricky although I can only to 7 as I would prefer a few more guest ales. The price does my head in but it's such a great place to take folks to. So imaginatively converted. Food's fine and quick; important if you're catching a train. You can always watch it leave from the window in the dining area.
Steamer1 - 26 Jun 2014 21:49
I've been a "regular" here since it opened and I'm on first name terms with a lot of the Bar staff, so I feel obligated to provide a review.

As others have said, it's a large place and claims to be the largest Station Pub in the UK, when it opened. Yet despite this the space is used very well and still manages to feel cosey.

The food is very good and arrives promptly. There are dedicated teams of "Servers" and Bar staff so it all works very well and I've never had long to wait for either Bar service or food.

It is a Fullers house so there is the full range of Fullers beer plus a few guests.

If I had to find a fault, it would be that there is only one hand dryer and no Towel dispenser in the Gents, and it is eye-wateringly expensive.

The Staff are all very friendly and work diligently, keep up the good work! 9/10
SirTricky - 20 Jun 2014 12:15
I haven't been to London for a few years and had time to kill before getting a train.
4.09 for a print of Pride was eye-watering, even the tourist traps in Bournemouth/Poole/New Forest haven't quite reached the dreaded 4.00.

That being said, totally agree, surroundings, service are very nice and the Pride was the best I've had in a long time.
ellisref - 6 Jun 2014 12:23
Fantastic pub. Large range of ales, nicely furnished.

Pricing is on the high side but to be expected given the fantastic location.
Biff10 - 14 May 2014 16:00
Large & fairly new Fuller’s pub in Kings Cross station, was opened for the Olympics in 2012 and is a cracking pub…though a little expensive.

I have used this pub on numerous occasions when I’ve been passing through Kings Cross
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Usually has the full range of Fuller’s ales and lagers on hand pump and also a guest or 2.

Food looks and smells good but I’ve never had the time to eat here.

Lovely use of space and is definitely one of the better station pubs around.

lezford - 22 Apr 2014 09:47

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