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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Pub is due to close Friday 5th February. Reported in the local paper Camden New Journal and verified by the staff. Offices to replace it.

Smithy's Wine Bar, Kings Cross, WC1

15-17 Leeke Street
WC1
WC1X 9HY
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Smithy's Wine Bar

Wine bar and restaurant housed in a block of converted stables, hidden away in a quiet side street location away from hustle and bustle of nearby Kings Cross. The tall ceiling, bare cobbled floor, mixed but sparse furniture (including some basic wooden bench booths), limited decor and low lighting all help give the bar a somewhat spartan feel when quiet. However, although the theme is similar, the next door restaurant looks rather more enticing. Mid-level music. Just one of the three handpumps was on, dispensing a slightly cloudy pint of Doom Bar (£4.25) so that was a bit of a disappointment.

On 31st January 2015 - rating: 6
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Clive Thompson left this review about Smithy's Wine Bar

The rather austere grey and brick exterior bellies the delights inside. There are cobbled floors and basic/original walls and ceilings but it has been fitted out very nicely. There's plenty of wood panelling, loads of comfortable seating and the whole bar is decorated with a plethora of old interesting prints and mirrors. They had one real ale on, Doom Bar, which was pulled through as it was the first of the day, Star and Peroni also on tap and an extensive wine list. Not my sort of place for an evening out but it was pleasant enough for a quiet lunchtime pint and I got a friendly welcome.

On 20th January 2008 - rating: 7
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Philip Carter left this review about Smithy's Wine Bar

You will like this place, I'm sure. It doesn't look much from the outside, but is good inside. Maybe a bit dark for some people, apparently it used to be a blacksmith's shop. The floor in the bar area is a bit uneven, but I think this is the original brick floor. Has a large wine selection and sells real ale. Food is available all day, I think. May be a bit scary going around that area late at night, if you don't know the area, but improvements are being made so don't let this put you off a visit.

On 20th January 2007 - rating: 8
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9th Feb 2015, 07:45
Request to mark pub as closed by Philip Carter approved
 
9th Feb 2015, 00:02
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Philip Carter, with included notes: Other: Pub is due to close Friday 5th February. Reported in the local paper Camden New Journal and verified by the staff. Offices to replace it.

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 January 2008 by Will Larter
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