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McGlynn's Free House

#1,851 of 17,849 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
+44 20 7916 9816
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My fiance and I were in London for a few days and on our last night we decided to wander our neighborhood to find a pub and have some drinks. McGlynn's was only a two minute walk from our hotel so we decided to give it a try. Have nothing but good things to say. Was on a quiet street,... More 

Thank Blake5150
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking for a true neighborhood pub to enjoy with the locals, look no further. No gastro pub or fake pub stuff - a good ole English/Irish pub. Terrific and friendly service in a classic environment. Liam and Pete will take great care of you behind the bar and you'll be hanging out with locals. Really fun spot and... More 

Thank Haupt55
Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came in for a few pints before it was time to board our train. We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly. We had fish and chips to eat and a few different beers on draft, all very good and reasonably priced.

Thank jlandry405
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the people here knew each other and I assume are regular locals. Excellent beer, good pub food, and cheery service. You can't ask much more.

Thank SASG19
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I called into McGlynns for a few drinks while we were in London and were very pleasantly surprised by its lovely old fashioned feel, value for money and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were lovely, the music wasn't too loud and we felt at home. Loved it so much we had to have a second visit!

Thank missaliwalker
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice service,friendly staff and the food was good and authentic. Good neighborhood place with a variety of beers and ales.

Thank Benarnold
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lively atmosphere here. Didn't try the food as we came here for darts. Lots of macrobrews on tap here.

Thank Jim L
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great pub with fun, welcoming bartenders. Liam and Pete were fantastic and made the evening a memorable experience. Can't go wrong with this local pub, 2 thumbs up 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Daniel P
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Liam was a great bartender, excellent conversation and debate. Had good recommendations for local food options.

Thank Jason F
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A nice bright & clean looking Irish pub .. Inside is very deceiving , so large , with plenty of seating .. The menu appears to cover most tastes , although I didn't eat myself .. Plenty of Olde items on display , magical .. Real ale is also available , mostly from The Truman's brewery ..

Thank James K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7916 9816
Comfortable and Friendly Bar and Restaurant in Kings Cross. Quiet Street with all day sunshine for outside diners. Home cooked food with freshly cooked vegetables and large selection of Home made pies and curries. Steaks and Fish and Chips always available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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