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

The view from The Britannia which, we hazard, probably won't top your list.

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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  • James

    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/

    • http://twitter.com/sparticus Mark Walley

      Yep, clearly the Bree is the best. The Royal George to the East side of the station isn’t terrible, and the Crown and Anchor further up Drummond Street’s alright too.

    • Alex

      The bree Louise smells of toilets, the euston tap and the Doric arch are best.


  • Molly

    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.

  • Roroldam

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

  • Bob

    Euston Tap

  • damo

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

  • djien

    Euston Tap

  • http://twitter.com/KXLDN KXLDN

    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!)

  • Amy

    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.) 

  • Roym

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

  • http://twitter.com/dgbdgb dgbdgb

    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.

  • Ktjmcdermott

    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. 

  • GRyall

    Easily the Bree Louise

  • Pete

    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.

  • Robweagle

    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.

  • Robert

    Fitzroy Tavern is good