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The Thornhill Arms, Kings Cross, N1

148 Caledonian Road
N1
N1 9RD
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Tris C left this review about The Thornhill Arms

Much as described below, it's clear that the pub has had a trendy makeover to try to tempt in the newly arrived moneyed locals who live in the rather lovely Georgian houses that remain in an otherwise rather desolate, semi-industrial area.
Some walls are now bare brick and huge industrial lamps hang over tables which are high or low and fairly traditional, the colour scheme in here is the ubiquitous blue or blue/grey from the Farrow & Ball school of pub paint palettes. Music was muted, but unfortunately there were two TVs to the walls showing football, albeit with the sound down.
The landlady decided to go and actually stand behind here bar and served me with a reasonable half of Sambrook's Wandle at £2.00, which is about right for the area; this was the only ale on offer.
This pub is just about OK, but the area's a bit dowdy and I'd prefer the short walk up the hill to The Crown.

On 23rd May 2016 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Thornhill Arms

The magnificent exterior of this pub has the most exuberant old Charrington signage that I've ever seen, that is clearly shown in the photographs. But inside it's nothing special. To be fair there is a bit of original, but fairly plain, tiling around the sides that has clearly been much abused over the years. But that's it - everything else looks very new, with modern distressed wooden screens not achieving any purpose that I could see. There was a lot of grey about, as is the case with many a thoroughly madeover pub, with some walls, the ceiling, and the bar counter front all painted this ubiquitous colour. Some tall plastic stools were around the bar; some tall tables/tall stools were there of course, plus some scrubbed tables with recycled church pews and recycled Sunday school chairs. A couple of pluses were the rack of newspapers on the counter, and the framed montage of ancient beermats in a corner on the left. I spotted a few old favourites such as for Hofmeister and Whitbread Tankard, but didn't spot one for Red Barrel.

The central island bar had a couple of handpumps, but with only one apparently in use dispensing Sambrook's Wandle (£4 a pint). I didn't see a menu. I didn't eplore the advertised beeryard either, although I did see a few people making use of the picnic benches at the front of the pub. This one's fair enough if you like madeover pubs with little pub feel about them. I don't imagine that this is the sort of pub you are likely to visit if you are after a decent ale selection, but at least they did have one ale on.

On 9th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Thornhill Arms

I think that the previous commentators will be pleased to learn that the Thornhill Arms has undergone some change since their visits way back in 2007. The island bar and standard draught products remain with the addition of some premium lagers and three hand pumps. One of these was off leaving Sambrook’s Wandle and Robinson’s Trooper as the cask ale options. A lunchtime menu was in operation with pub grub mains all priced at £5, which is excellent value for the area. Around the exterior walls are tables with a mix of standard and pew seating. During my visit, just after mid-day on a recent Monday, there was some low background music playing and I spotted two plasma screens. These were both off, but I did see that Sky Sports was advertised.

Adjacent to the footpath down the side of the pub are some picnic tables covered by awnings and I noted that a new beer yard was advertised. Due to the inclement weather I did not investigate on this occasion.

I was the only customer due to the pub only just opening, but I liked the surroundings and the service was very friendly. I would have no problem visiting this pub again if passing.

On 12th October 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
London Kings Cross, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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21st Jul 2020, 20:34
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21st Jul 2020, 19:00
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Limited pavement seating. - last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 October 2015 by Steve C
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