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The Somers Town Coffee House, Somers Town, NW1

60 Chalton Street
NW1
NW1 1HS
Phone: 02073877377
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Somers Town Coffee House

An attractive old building, thoroughly refurbished (but thankfully not ruined) in gastro-pub style by Charles Wells. Reverse 'J'-shaped layout, with a typically varied - although not all very space efficient - range of seating. Quite a bit of patio furniture out front, plus a partly-covered rear outside seating / smoking area. Also has the 'Cosy Kettle' cocktail bar downstairs. Impressively long line of handpumps along the counter, but on this visit the majority were out of action, leaving a distinctly uninspiring choice of Eagle IPA, Youngs Ordinary, Bombardier and Courage Directors. Very busy, but the limited number of staff were struggling, and overall I didn't really enjoy this overdue revisit as much as I hoped (and rating reduced accordingly).

On 30th March 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Somers Town Coffee House

3rd May 2016.

A while back this place was taken over by a French couple who got this pub's food standard up to the point where it was included in the French restaurant guide Les Routiers. Well, they've moved on and this is no longer a gastropub, though food is served. It dates back to at least the mid-19th century though was rebuilt in the 1930s and is named after the Earl Somers who lived at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire - indeed until a couple of years ago, Somers Town was home to a pub called The Eastnor Castle just around the corner.
It's a big Charles Wells' pub, traditional for the period with lots of wood panelling and fairly standard/traditional furniture. Music was muted and there's an impressive coffered ceiling; I didn't spot any entertainments like TVs or games machines.
There were 12 pumps in total, dispensing too many beverages to record, but most came courtesy of Young's, Courage or Wells - in short, nothing to get excited about, but equally nothing to offend outright either. Bar staff were friendly and there was a more civilised crowd in here than you'd find in other Euston Road dross pubs, probably because it's slightly off the beaten track: you won't find it unless you know about it.
My pint of Bombardier Golden Ale was very decent and at £3.95 wasn't the rip-off price you'd expect to find in other aforementioned Euston Road clip joints.
This is by far the best pub in the very close vicinity and I'd actually be happy to come here again if passing - I'd give it at least another couple of points if it had a more imaginative ale choice.

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A return visit a few nights ago and my pint of Charles Wells' Extra Golden Ale, a 4.3% ABV beer cost a staggering £5.05 a pint! This pub is in somewhat troubled Somers Town which in 2013, recorded more violent crime than in any other ward in the borough of Camden. Why are some of the capital's highest prices to be found in one of London's most deprived areas?
Points deducted accordingly.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 3
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Somers Town Coffee House

Agree with Tris, the ale choice on our visit was also unimaginative and the majority of their ten pumps were in repeat mode. The pub did have a good and jolly atmosphere and the majority of the drinkers all looked quite respectable. The pub was also clean and tidy and the toilets were modern and well kept.

On 7th November 2016 - rating: 5
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London St Pancras International, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
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London Euston, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Somers Town Coffee House, NW1
23rd Jul 2018, 22:56
Request to mark pub as open by Graham Coombs approved
 
23rd Jul 2018, 22:54
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Graham Coombs, with included notes: Temporarily closed after fire June 2018 but now reopened.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 03 May 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - 10:30pm
Monday8am - 11pm
Tuesday8am - 11pm
Wednesday8am - 11pm
Thursday8am - 11pm
Friday8am - 11pm
Saturday9am - 11pm
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