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The College Arms, Bloomsbury, WC1

18 Store Street
WC1
WC1E 7DH
Phone: 02074364697
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Graham Coombs left this review about The College Arms

The 2019 refurbishment has brought in the standard Stonegate modern style, with lots of recycled timber, tiled walls with inane brewing graphics and industrial shelving. Opposite the bar is a row of high tables with stools, while the far end has a raised area with banquettes. Downstairs is signed 'Crafty Little Room' but not visited. Three handpumps offered Doom Bar plus a couple of interesting guests (New River Riverbed Red and 5 Inch Drop IPA) while 6 craft beer taps on the rear wall had fairly usual offerings from Brewdog, Beavertown and Camden. Pleasant enough, and the prices didn't seem too outrageous for the area.

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The College Arms

Originally The Camden Arms then The University Tavern in 1971 and The College Arms since 2002, the pub has a very contemporary/slightly modern interior with conventional furniture, studded brown leatherette sofas, high furniture, low furniture, powder blue walls, patterned wallpaper and birdcages hanging from the ceiling, modified as lights. The floor is of course bare boarded. There's food but it's more a hotch-potch of styles ranging from fish 'n' chips to something more exotic; not a gastropub then.
Ales on: Moreland's Old Speckled Hen, Greene King IPA and Adnam's Ghost Ship which was very decent and at £2.10 a half, good value for the area.
I'd come here again, but the lighting in here is painfully gloomy and there are better pubs across the road in Fitzrovia.

On 30th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The College Arms

A Faucet Inns pub comprising of a modern interior, painted in pastel tones. The back wall was wallpapered and a display of bird cages where displayed hanging from the central part of the ceiling. Three ales on chrome handpumps, I went for the London Beer Factory Chelsea Blonde, which was in fair condition.

On 30th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
London Euston, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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22nd Jan 2020, 14:14
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22nd Jan 2020, 12:57
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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