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Big Chill, Kings Cross, N1

Pub added by Philip Carter
257 Pentonville Road
N1
N1 9NL
Phone: 02074272540
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Tris C left this review about Big Chill House

We only went in here because this was once a pub called the Bell, dating back to at least the mid-18th century with the current incarnation probably dating from the 19th and very fine it is too with its pink granite pilasters to the ground floor, those on up with Corinthian capitals capped with swags and a crenelated parapet.
Inside however, it's very obviously a pub no more. Rather it's a very spacious slightly industrial bar/nightclub which thankfully was almost empty on our visit at around 9.00 pm. As mentioned, it's very gloomy in here, illumination coming from hanging oversized industrial lamps with candles on the tables, furniture being high tables and chairs made from wood and something resembling small bore scaffolding with a modern bar on the left side. At the halfway mark, there's what seems to be a recessed snug of sorts with curved leatherette banquettes and above, there's a first floor gallery which if original, could have been fantastic in times past. There's a DJ area to the rear of what doubles as a dance floor which is bare throughout. Also of note is the roof terrace, not explored. Given the nature of the venue, the piped disco music was surprisingly muted but the place is very noisy due to the terrible acoustics resulting from all the hard surfaces.
Unsurprisingly there's no real beer here, so we opted for the Truman's Roller IPA at a banging £2.80 a half; it tasted ok once it had warmed up a bit.
This really is a club or perhaps bar at quieter times and would appeal to the huge number of affluent students who occupy the two AHMM-designed blocks up Pentonville Road, drawn by the very late Thursday to Saturday licence. However, a return visit is off the cards for this old codger.

On 12th December 2017 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about Big Chill House

A student bar formerly known as The Big Chill House. Excessively loud music prevents anyone whose hearing still works from enjoying being there. It has no real ale and is too dark even to lip-read. Anyone who looks like a complete twat could get lost in the crowd there. Best avoided unless you are deaf, blind and/or are plotting something rebellious.

On 9th December 2013 - rating: 3
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Philip Carter left this review about Big Chill House

Large open plan pub. No real ale. Has a roof terrace. Serves food all day. Has live bands and DJs. When you enter, look above the door for the two deers.

On 11th October 2008 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Philip Carter
London Kings Cross, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Big Chill, N1
4th Nov 2019, 18:58
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
4th Nov 2019, 18:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Roof terrace. - last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 December 2013 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : No - 21s+ Fridays and Saturdays. - last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 October 2008 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 October 2008 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - No disabled WC. - last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 December 2017 by Tris C
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