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Bar + Block, Kings Cross, N1

26-30 York Way
N1
N1 9AA
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Steve C left this review about The Waiting Room

As part of the Premier Inn the Waiting Room (TWR) has very formulaic décor fitting with this chain of hotels. The interior is L shaped with standard tables and chairs beside the floor to ceiling windows that line the exterior walls. The furniture in the central area of the bar has high backed seating for a more intimate drinking/dining experience. I spotted a single flat screen TV that was on the wall behind the bar. This was showing VH1 which was supplying some low background music to the speakers throughout the bar.

Available from the bar during my recent Monday afternoon visit were standard and premium keg products. I found the service to be very friendly, but it took a while to be served due to till malfunction and pouring technique problems. It took so long to receive my change that I thought the barmaid was forging it with her own fair hand. But in the end I received the correct money with cheerful smile so all was forgiven. Anyone who walks away from a Premier Inn bar thinking that they have found a hidden gem of a pub has obviously had a very sheltered life, but I actually thought it was ok for a quiet half after using their dumping facilities.

On 12th October 2015 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Waiting Room

Modern 'L'-shaped bar forming part of the Premier Inn hotel but open to non-residents. Various seating areas with a range of different furniture types. No real ale, so it was a quick bottle of Pedigree (£3.50) and I was off to catch my train from the nearby Kings Cross station.

On 24th September 2011 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about The Waiting Room

I wouldn't ordinarily give this place a second glance but our annual office canal boat outing saw us put ashore in Kings Cross and this was the first place that managed to accommodate 11 of us without any kind of prior booking. It is essentially a hotel bar, a sizeable and rather rambling modern place with curved seating sectioned areas, big windows, arty photos of London sights and whilst not unpleasant on the eye, it lacks anything to make it stand out although a pool table does give it an attempted pubby approach. The atmosphere was fairly sterile and lacking any real buzz. The beer selection consisted of standard kegs / lagers / Guinness and no Ales on offer which is sufficient for me to give it a wide berth in the future. In all fairness our visit was more meal based and the meal we had was pretty decent, good value and the service excellent but as a watering hole, the place is not really worth going out of the way for.

On 10th July 2009 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1238 recommendations about 1232 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Philip Carter
London Kings Cross, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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6th May 2018, 08:24
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5th May 2018, 18:56
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 10 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 10 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
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