North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Betjeman Arms

Upper Level Concourse (SE corner), Unit 53, St Pancras International Station,
Emailku.oc.sgnuoy@smranamejteb Telephone(020) 3040 7158
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sun 08:00-23:00
Regular beers: St Austell Proper Job, Young's London Original, Young's London Special

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

Named after the esteemed poet who led the fight to prevent the station's destruction, do not be deceived by the outside of this pub on the upper floor to the right within St Pancras Station (from Euston Road), it is quite a labyrinth. Drinking on the outside terrace you can admire the enormous statue of the kissing couple and watch the Eurostar trains come and go underneath the amazing glass roof that epitomises St Pancras and has been beautifully restored by the redevelopments.

Walk into the bar and you can see two of the original pillars now painted in a bold red colour (see pic). This was following a brief closure in Spring 2018, which has resulted in a darker brown stained interior with green tiling and lots of framed posters of the railway age. This is the second refurbishment since opening, as in 2014 the open-plan kitchen was moved and the bar put in its current place which, being much longer, allowed 6 handpumps to be fitted.

To the back is a pleasant bar area with several mirrors. Walk through to the left and there is another area which almost feels like a meeting room with its large central table. Walk through again and the more formal eating area here has a nice feel, almost of a Victorian Eating Room. Keep going and you'll get to the toilets.

The food menu could be described as British Gastro, with breakfasts from 8am, check website for full offerings.