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Calthorpe Arms, Bloomsbury, WC1

252 Grays Inn Road
WC1
WC1X 8JR
Phone: 02072784732
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Jon B left this review about Calthorpe Arms

the ale was fairly humdrum today too. Apparently it has just had a refurbishment. The clientele inside and out were a bit rough around the edges. It’s pretty basic but fine as a local i’m sure.

On 14th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Calthorpe Arms

The exterior of this street corner pub looks great,traditional with an apex door and lots of etched glass,but sadly this is the high point for this Youngs Pubco. establishment has had a refurb which has stripped the interior of a lot of charm.
It's small inside ,but a white ceiling,faux brick wallpaper,modern carpeting and light fittings made to look old are just out of place.At least bench seating around the perimeter and a good sized mirror have been retained,a flatscreen was showing rugby and the pub was busy with local residents.Pub grub is available from a short menu ,while daily specials were on a blackboard at reasonable prices but dining will attract families detracting from any boozing atmosphere.
There are 6 handpumps ,not all working,offering on my Saturday afternoon visit CW Youngs Bitter,Special and guest Sambrooks Pale (reasonable nick,rip off at £2.20 the half).Old Rosie cider also had a pump devoted to it.
It's in the 2019 GBG but I struggled to see why.A very ordinary ale line up ,in quite an ordinary pub didn't suggest either a longer stay or a revisit.

On 20th October 2018 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Calthorpe Arms

Lovely old school boozer in the heart of Bloomsbury. Young's Special was in good condition.

Outside seating area, where unbelievably for the area, an elderly couple had come for a drive and were having a pint in their classic Citreon DS. I found this quite cute.

Worth hunting out for a classic pub experience.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2vEHXrf

On 9th August 2017 - rating: 7
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WC1 & 2 Good Beer Guide pubs by Roy Collins
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Kings Cross, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Calthorpe Arms, WC1
14th May 2019, 17:39
Review submitted by Jon B
 
3rd May 2019, 18:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 October 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 October 2016 by hondo .
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