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Campaign for Real Ale

Calthorpe Arms

252 Grays Inn Road
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Real AleGardenSmokingFunction RoomDog FriendlySports TVWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:30; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30
Regular beers: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Young's London Original

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Jan 2023 - our reporter says, "Pub beer range now three real ales. Youngs Original Taylors Landlord seem fixtures plus a beer from Purity eg Mad Goose. Great friendly pub and reasonable prices for this bit of London. Background music is played but when busy you won't hear it!

Following the sale of the pub to Punch and the retirement of the long-standing licensee before Xmas 2021, it is fair to say that this pub has gone through some changes. There are now three televisions and a juke box. Clearly refurbished on the change of ownership but with the exception of the additional electronic devices the same feel as before. The kitchen is (Feb 2022) closed but it is planned to reopen. The function room is still in use eg the folk club is meeting there.

On the corner with Wren Street, where pavement seating is available, this comfortable, single bar pub is popular with locals and office workers alike. In 1830, it was used as a temporary magistrates' court after the first recorded murder of a policeman on duty. Young’s bought the pub in 1984 but in 2021, as part of a larger sale, it was bought by Punch. Three times local CAMRA Pub of the Year while owned by Young's.

May 2024 - Planning applications – refused 2024/0052/L.*new Erection of two-storey infill extension at rear; reconfigurations to internal floor plan at all levels; and associated internal and external works.