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The Barrel Vault (JD Wetherspoon), St Pancras, N1

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Unit 23, St Pancras International Station (under SE London Platforms)
N1
N1C 4QL
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john gray left this review about The Barrel Vault (JD Wetherspoon)

Nice big pub with at least 10 cask beers on my visit.Fairly mundane selection but you caan get a cheap pint in an expensive area for beer.Very busy so others agree.

On 15th April 2022 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Barrel Vault (JD Wetherspoon)

ORIGINAL REVIEW February 2019
Recently opened 'spoons but the walk in opening from the shopping concourse does detract from a pub feel,only the sight on handpumps remind you of it's function from this view point.The small wooden barrels in the gantry above look a cheap decoration and I found the ranks of modern high tables featureless.Further back in the building is a line of dining booths,some opposite the open kitchen,while outside there are lots of overspill tables all with numbers on them so food can be served al fresco and will mix well with traffic fumes.At least the lavs at the end are not controlled by code access ,worth remembering if awaiting a train but the bizarre low profile hand basins ,urinals and hand dryers can only be explained if Tim Martin has inside knowledge of a plan by Genetic Control of a 4 foot restriction on humanoid height.
At the bar two ranks of 6 handpumps will give a decent range of guests despite the need to stock Doom Bar,London Pride,GK Abbott and IPA some of which will be doubled up.The guest choice on my visit was nothing exciting with some rugby seasonals and some notional Locals such as Trumans Runner.
There's not much else close by ,but I found this 'spoons dull.

UPDATE
A very recent revisit found a wide selection of guests ales in very good condition.Both my Redemption Big Chief and Twickenham Naked Ladies were NBSS 4.Other options included Adnams Ghost Ship ,Twickenham London Porter and Redemption Rock the Kazbek besides the ever dull GK Abbott,IPA and Doom Bore.London prices apply here with most guests £3.29 but I won't begrudge that price for the quality served up.Upgrade and now very worthy of a visit .

On 13th December 2021 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Barrel Vault (JD Wetherspoon)

I guess that if we had visited at a more sensible time, rather than at around 6.00 PM on a Wednesday evening, it would have seemed a bit more welcoming. But in the rush hour it was heaving; no seats to be had which was a shame as we were looking for a bite to eat; a scrum at the bar; and noisy as hell. Even ignoring all that, it struck me as a characterless drinking barn. At another time it would serve the usual 'spoons purpose, in providing both cheap food and beer. But there was a good selection of ales, with guest ales at £1.39 a pint, and in good condition.

I'll probably end up in here again sometime, probably for a late morning brunch before heading off to visit other pubs.

On 8th February 2020 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London St Pancras International, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Barrel Vault (JD Wetherspoon), N1
15th Apr 2022, 20:31
Review submitted by john gray
 
13th Dec 2021, 16:03
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Limited pavement seating. - last updated 30 September 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No - just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 30 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by hondo .
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