A-Z Pub Crawl: Where Is The Best Pub In Euston?

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A-Z Pub Crawl: Where Is The Best Pub In Euston?

Can you recommend a good pub or bar in the Euston area?

This is the fifth part of our two-year-long alphabetical pub crawl of London. Previously you voted for the best in Angel, Brixton, the City of London and Dalston.

Our attention now turns to part ‘E’. We’ve chosen Euston (places like Ealing were considered, but to get more people taking part, we're focusing on central areas for this series).

It's an area with plenty of back-street pubs, with an interesting mix of punters that includes UCL students, medics, Somers Town locals and, of course, the transient commuter population.

But which pubs or bars do you rate the highest?

Here’s how to play:

  1. Let us know (in the comments, on Facebook, or by tweeting #bestEustonPub) your favourite pubs in the Euston area.
  2. We’ll tally up the votes next week.
  3. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the three or four most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  4. You can nominate anywhere in the Euston area. How far 'the Euston area' extends is entirely up to you — you might consider parts of Bloomsbury or the west of King's Cross are natural bedfellows, and that's fine with us.
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

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Last Updated 01 June 2012


I'd say the Bree Louise - proper Real Ale pub, good mix of punters, hearty pies, cheese boards, and friendly, knowldgeable staff. Gets a bit packed as only around the corner from the station, but a special place. http://www.thebreelouise.com/


Bree Louise for the real ale, Euston Tap for the "craft brews" including some great bottled beers from the States.

Schnauzer Minelli

Bree Louise. is nice.


The Doric Arch: ESB, and a great view over the bus stops.


Euston Tap


The Rocket fo sho! £1.25 pints on Tuesdays after 8!!


Euston Tap


Of the pubs which we can also claim from over here in King's Cross, definitely the Somers Town Coffee House, especially since it was taken over last year and is no longer a French gastro place.

Mabel's is ok too.

The Catalpa House

The Prince Arthur has an intersting collection of beers, live jazz on a Tuesday night, and a surprisingly nice laidback vibe. Not to mention funky pictures. We've started going there a lot, since the Somers Town coffee house got taken over (unlike the previuos commenter, we preferred it as a French gastro pub!)


Bree Louise for me too - shame it won't survive HS2 and the platform expansion

Dave H

Euston Tap gets my vote.

Straying towards Bloomsbury a bit, the Lord John Russell is also rather pleasant. And on the other side of King's Cross, King Charles I is a classic.

(Bree Louise is overrated, IMO. Nice beer and food, but smelly, grubby and full of gits.) 


Euston Tap
The Queen's Head and Artichoke
The Jeremy Bentham
The Marlborough Arms


Now that's a difficult choice - real embarrassment of riches in this area.  I guess my vote probably goes for either Doric Arch or Bree Louise depending on the kind of ambience and beer I want - but the Euston Tap is also great.  Bree Louise gives 10% discount to CAMRA members as well (and we are all CAMRA members aren't we?). 

Jeane Trend-Hill

Bree Louise.


Euston Tap is great, and the Rocket's open late(a definite point scorer), though I had a memorable night in the Cock Tavern where I heard 'Knights in White Satin' sung most exquisitely by an ex boxer. 


Easily the Bree Louise


The Euston Tap is the best by a long way and one of the best in London too. The Bree Louise is shabby, dirty and smelly. The Bree is in dire need of a makeover.


1. Somers Town Coffee House - good food, good beer, lots of seating, great place to go with colleagues or friends
2. Bree Louise - mind-blowing choice of ale and cider, but smells like a giant urinal cake. They need to sort that out.
3. Euston/Cider Tap - again, great selection, nice seating outside
4. Mable's - always rammed in the evenings but good place to go with colleagues. Decent seating.
5. Crown and Anchor - waaaay too loud (or am just getting old?) but a good place before/after a curry
6. Exmouth Arms - a bit 'meh', nothing special but attracts some loyal regulars
7. Jeremy Bentham - surprisingly expensive, reliably rude staff
8. Rocket - cheap, loud, perfect for students
9. Royal George - worst pub food ever. But nice staff.


Fitzroy Tavern is good