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The Star of Kings, Kings Cross, N1

126 York Way
N1
N1 0AX
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Star of Kings

Two bars, a smaller one at the front and a larger 'J'-shaped rear room with tables now mostly laid up for dining rather than set aside as a live music space (although the basement still seems to be used as a venue), both having had a 'distressed' refurbishment a few years ago. Small front patio area screened from the road. Just Hammerton N1 pale ale (£4.60) available from the three handpumps divided between the two counters. Craft beers from the likes of Camden, Goose, Orbit and Birra del Borgo.

On 21st September 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Star of Kings

A lot better than I was expecting,there was a friendly welcome and a quirky interior.The front section has dark furnishings ,deep blue velour curtains and a wide drinking shelf running around the walls with high metal chairs to pertch on,leaving a large central space for vertical drinking.There was a real fireplace unlit below a chalkboard advertising the various meal deals,quiz ,DJ and live music offerings and a flatscreen on one wall was turned off.The larger rear section has a long red seating bench,more tables and chairs,a pinball machine and a small stage at the rear,used no doubt on music nights.This area also has a large servery.The muzak was techno but at a very sensible volume during my mid afternon visit.
At the bar there are three handpumps serving Hammerton N1 and Reunion Talwar (good nick,£2.40 the half)
while 6 keg taps were drawing produce from Hammerton and Meantime among others.
Burgers and hot dogs seemed to be the food offering and with the pub situated close to the Regents Canal,I can see this being popular with a slightly alternative crowd typical of those that live onboard.There is a card scheme for locals,which might defray the high cost of the real ale.
I liked it at a quiet time but clearly the vibe might change at more popular times.I was offered beer tasters ,so clearly this place cares and I thought it well worth taking the chance in an area where modern bars greatly outnumber traditional pubs buildings.

On 2nd February 2017 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Star of Kings

A first time in what was originally The City of York Tavern and expectations weren't high.

The interior is of a more distressed nature with games machines. Music to the rear was very loud but slightly quieter to the front where there are high tables littered with sauces and condiments and mixed chairs, some being tubular steel and others single column stools. Lighting styles are eclectic. The crowd in here is young and studenty and there's a live music venue/club in the basement, indeed the place felt more like a club than pub. The lavs were inadequate with two hideous lime green oval plastic urinals which looked like something James Stirling might have designed in the '70s; you can hardly reach the wash basin.

Ales: two from the East London Brewery, both clips reversed. I opted for a half of Meantime's Yakima Red which blew a £2.70 hole in my wallet - so prices are more club than pub too.

This isn't my type of thing at all so I'll not be back.

On 11th April 2016 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Kings Cross, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 24 February 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 11 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
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