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The Scottish Stores, Kings Cross, N1

2-4 Caledonian Road
N1
N1 9DU
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Scottish Stores

First visit to this establishment (in any guise), and the heritage interior is certainly noteworthy. The wood-panelling is lighter than usual for London, and none the worse for that. The various rooms and seating places around the central bar are a great survival, and the two side rooms (separately branded as The Wines Stores if you enter from the street) offer a good amount of extra space. More surprisingly, on a 'scorchio' day, was that I found a table out on the compact first-floor roof terrace. Decent selection of cask beer in a range of styles from the eight handpumps, but I opted for the Farmhouse pale ale from Ripple Steam Brewery (£4.40) which was in good form. There is also a decent selection of craft keg offerings. Overall, well worth seeking out if anywhere near Kings Cross.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Scottish Stores

Thanks to John Gray for pointing this one out, on the London PG crawl earlier in the year. As some of you may know, I am a big fan of pub Interiors of Outstanding Historical Interest, so this one certainly ticked a few boxes. It was good to see a lot of the majority of the fixtures and fittings still intact, knowing this pubs illustrious past in the 1980s. Beer wise, we went for the Truman's Budburst and Enefeld London Pale Ale, a crafted beer brand from the Enfield Brewery. The only downside on our Sunday Eve visit was that the in house music was played too loud.

On 10th June 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Scottish Stores

Well described by PSM below so a brief overview from me - a pub reclaimed from being (by most accounts) a seedy strip joint and fortunately (miraculously?) the interior fittings survived pretty much unmolested. The small interior is divided up into three compartments, wrapping round a central bar. There’s plenty of wood panelling, inset glasswork and (a rarity!) plenty of hooks to hang your coat from. Its size does work against it in that it doesn’t need many people in to be full and a number of the patrons on my Sunday night visit seemed oblivious to the fact that using a spare seat as some sort of personal luggage storage is bad etiquette – something perhaps the pub’s management should tackle. It’s also got the irritation of bar blockers in front of the pumps so it can be a struggle to see what’s on. The selection on my visit was pretty good (five ales with a local slant plus Westons cider) and I decided to go with the house beer - Ripple Steam Bitter - which clocked in (after the CAMRA discount) at well-under £4, so I think this is somewhere where you need to be willing to ask prices before ordering, given some of the comments below (a wall-mounted blackboard might help…?). Quality of the pint I had was good. The atmosphere was relaxed and I enjoyed my stop here. Now I know it exists I may well be reappearing next time business takes me over that way. Well-worth a visit, but time it well to avoid the hordes. 7.5

On 29th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Philip Carter
London Kings Cross, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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6th May 2018, 08:25
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5th May 2018, 18:58
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - hot bar snacks - last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Ripple Steam Brewery-affiliated plus guests. - last updated 29 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes - Old Rosie - last updated 30 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 03 April 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 September 2016 by hondo .
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Last inspected: August 2nd 2018
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