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Euston Tap, NW1

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190 Euston Road
Euston
NW1
NW1 2EF
Phone: 02031378837
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Will Larter left this review about Euston Tap

I've never really warmed to this place - the building is interesting rather than comfortable, and the walk up the cramped spiral staircase to the awkward toilet is enough to suggest that postponing your recycling moment would be a better idea, unless (like me on my recent trip to London) you actually arrive with a pretty desperate bladder. And then when it comes to restocking, I find the bar unattractive and the way the beers are displayed and served also doesn't help. On this occasion I deliberately went for a beer that I had drunk at the tap for the Five Points Brewery, the Pemberton Arms in Hackney. I had felt that it was a poor beer but wanted to find out if that had been because it was treated casually there. The same beer here, Five Points Best, was superb, and when I had finished drinking it at an outside table I went back in and complemented the bar staff. I managed to do it in such a way that it seemed like I was complaining about the beer, so that when I ended up telling them how the beer was so much better than it was at the brewery's own tap they were doubly chuffed, as I had anticipated.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Euston Tap

ORIGINAL REVIEW August 2011.
My first visit to this very fine addition to the London drinking scene.I visited on a Friday after work fully expecting a heaving bar,but pleased that although busy it was never rammed.There is a lot of transient custom with folk popping in for a quick one on their travels,and customers spill outside to drink on the terrace or on the pavement with a fine view of buses manoeuvering .On my visit the blackboard to the right of the bar listed 8 cask ales with an admirable range of strengths and styles from various well respected microbreweries while the board to the left listed 12 kegged beers and lagers ,many at high ABV priced by the half.The fridges supply interesting bottled beers.I thought the ale prices very reasonable for the location.
If you have a head for heights it is worth ascending the tight spiral staircase to see if there is a seat available because the ground floor is primarily for vertical drinking.The loos are upstairs as well which needs to be factored in by anyone with mobility issues.
The clientele is not dominated by beer tickers,the kegged beers were more in demand than cask and a younger generation of drinkers were in the majority on my stay.As others have mentioned the less experienced staff have not quite mastered the skill of serving customers in the order that they have been waiting at the bar,but thankfully the punters are more versed in bar etiquette and normally point out who should be served next.
I will definately use this pub again,there is always the chance of being presented with an outstanding ale to get your teeth into.

UPDATE October 2016

Over 2016 I have used The Euston Tap on a number of occassions and feel compelled to increase the score here to 10,simply for the outstanding real ale selection in absolute peak condition from the likes of Marble,Siren Craft,Arbor,Cloudwater and Hopcraft.The bogs are still a mess,it can get crowded immediately afterwork on a friday,but that's a price worth paying if you are hunting for the very best that real ale can offer.And the prices are more than reasonable for Central London.Can't wait for the conversion of the Cider Tap opposite to another cask ale emporium which will also allow a spruce up to this bar in time .A "Must Visit" when in the capital.

FURTHER UPDATE April 2022.
Covid and the lower central London footfall has dealt a heavy blow to the Euston Tap.Although the keg selection is still wide,and the number of real ales has increased since the various lockdowns,the ale policy now seems to focus on low ABV pales and bitters.Gone are the higher strength interesting brews from leading exponents ,the selection these days can lead to disappointment at the "samey" nature of whats on offer.A significant downgrade from me.

On 18th April 2022 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Euston Tap

Housed in the West Lodge at the entrance to Euston station, this is the product of the gang behind the vastly superior Sheffield Tap and as it happens, superior (but not great) Hackney Tap.
Having passed this place on far too many occasions to possibly contemplate, I decided to succumb to curiosity and experience drinking in what essentially looks like a two-storey mausoleum. The interior’s well described below, with a high ceilinged entrance room with painfully little space, the vast majority of drinkers braving the rear beer patio. Then there’s the helical staircase, which is too narrow to allow passing space; several attempts at an ascent were aborted due a customer descending. Once up, I found myself in a dingy little room, with a scruffy floor and studded banquette seating to the burgundy walls, with a few railway themed prints applied to them. It’s quite claustrophobic and the small size amplified the conversation of the lads at the table next to me. I then realised that a tall screen to the rear, was there to hide the doors to the lavs, which open directly into the room: a single-person urinal, seemingly with no lock and a unisex cubicle. A group of around five women arrived and took a seat, none with a drink which I thought odd. Constituting half the room’s occupants, it then dawned on me that they were queuing for the loo. Another drinker tried the door to the urinal, only to reveal the user, visible to me from where I was sitting; a group of people at a table were munching a pizza just three feet from the cubicle’s door.
There were five cask ales displayed, with one having gone off, the list not matching that advertised for the day on the bar’s website. I opted for a half of Gun Scaramanga at an extremely agreeable £2.10, but it was cold and bland, like a glass of water with a few drops of lemon juice in it, finished by me under sufferance, served by a barman who was friendly enough, despite his vacant stare.
Not being a fan of seeing people use the lav when I drink, I really didn’t take to this place one little bit; the deathly bland beer didn’t help and I rather wished I were in the O’Neill’s sports bar over the road, with a half of Foster’s. Euston tap indeed.

On 18th March 2022 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Euston, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Euston Tap, NW1
13th May 2022, 15:30
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
18th Apr 2022, 11:22
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Limited outside seating - last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up spiral staircase. - last updated 18 March 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 December 2018 by Quinno _
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