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The Pakenham Arms, Kings Cross, WC1

1 Pakenham Street

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Moby Duck left this review about The Pakenham Arms

A much improved pub from what it used to be,a single large open roomed pub with nowdays a choice of twelve ales,my pint of Twickenham Naked Ladies was in decent shape.There is something about the pub that doesn't quite click with me,although I'm not sure what. I would visit again but wouldn't go out of my way.

On 21st August 2012 - rating: 6
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Isabel Charleton left this review about The Pakenham Arms

This place has really changed since the new manager Ian took over before Christmas
Food is excellent, and an excellent range of drinks including a brilliant Sauvignon Blanc
Less postie based now, seems to be heading down the gastro pub route quality wise, but the prices haven't changed
Burger is amazing

On 26th February 2011 - rating: 10
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Malden man left this review about The Pakenham Arms

A large single room, wrapped around the bar. All hard surfaces, wood floors etc plus music and a busy environment make for a noisy space, but its ok. Three plasmas showing cricket on my visit competed with the music and chatter for attention.
This pub is directly opposite Mount Pleasant sorting office so plenty of posties in, welcoming to all though, and a pleasant lady behind the bar who expertly served three seperate orders at once!
There are two banks of four pumps,serving at the time, Sharp's Doombar(x2), Cornish Coaster, Adnams Broadside, GK IPA, Hogs Back TEA, and Jennings World Biggest Liar(x2). Certainly a good range and my Coaster was an acceptable £2.75.
Long opening hours to accommodate the postal workers shifts. Dispensers sell sweets........I've never quite got that in a pub.
Beware the confusing steps on the way out of the gents!

On 3rd February 2010 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Pakenham Arms

There were five ales available during my recent visit along with a standard draught selection from which I enjoyed a decent pint of Guinness. Cheap food also served, but I didn’t try or see any so I cannot comment on the quality.

Sky Sports is shown in this large one roomed pub on three plasma screens which were muted on my visit to make way for some background music. I found the woman behind the bar to be very polite and I would return if passing and a football match was on.

On 3rd January 2010 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Pakenham Arms

This pub looks good from the outside, but the interior doesn't match up to the exterior, with pretty nondescript décor and furnishings. It was very quiet during the weekday lunchtime I was in there, with only a handful of postal workers from Mount Pleasant enjoying a no doubt well-earned pint for lunch. It offered a fairly simple lunch menu, but the cheese and pickle roll I had was not good and poor value at £4. But they had four ales on: Adnam's Broadside; London Pride; and Sharp's Doom Bar and Cornish Coaster. I only tried the Doom Bar, which was just fine. The service was friendly enough and although I would not rave about this pub I would certainly drop in again for a pint if I were in the area.

On 2nd July 2008 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Pakenham Arms

Looks pretty from the outside, but the inside is just one large room, sparsely decorated. Four ales on tap on Saturday (all fairly mainstream Pride/Bombardier etc) which were nice, but hardly a taste sensation. The atmosphere was dead, despite it being half-full. Mainly a load of sad-looking old and middle-aged men staring silently at the big screen sports TV. I think a number were posties from the sorting office.

It ain't a bad place (far from it), but it's not a great one either (far from it). I might pop in again if I was passing.

On 12th September 2006 - rating: 6
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