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McGlynn's Free House

#1,672 of 18,173 Restaurants in London}
£, British,
1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
+44 20 7916 9816
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub
1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I use this pub regularly when I go to London for football. It is near Kings Cross and St Pancras but away from the rush of Euston Road. The staff are great and it has a real 'local feel' It is used by office workers...More

Thank Cambs_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a pint as the pub was very busy. Lot of folk having a meal and the microwave in the kitchen was going full blast. Meals looked to be good helpings but I can't comment on how good they were. Unfortunately, the whole pub...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mcglynns, what can I say. Simple bar with good people. Bar staff leem and pete were top notch hosts. Back for sure in the future

Thank maryofarrell1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food - even better bartenders - gave great suggestions from what was on tap. Very friendly and would highly recommend a stop. It's right near Kings Cross so it's a perfect location.

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at a nearby hotel a for nearly a week and everyday eventually found me at McGlynns. Around Kings Cross, the pubs can be jammed packed which I can do without. McGlynns has much more of a backstreet, local feel. You get the...More

1  Thank JonAllen_75
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Me and my friends just happened to find this pub and it was lovely! Great drinks and great prices! Liam was very nice and made us all feel very welcome! Will definitely be coming back when I'm back in London!

1  Thank Kendal L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I visited this tucked away establishment on Saturday evening (05/08/2017) with my friends, it was amazing. Liam was very welcoming and an absolute lad. He made me and my friends very welcome and advised us on where to go next once last orders were called....More

1  Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Although situated a just a few hundred yards from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations it is has the cosy feel of a small town or village local. Wonderful pub with great service, good selection of lagers and ales and an extensive food menu. Located...More

1  Thank Fruitykipper
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a Guinness while waiting for a train at St. Pancras. Service was excellent and Liam was very helpful. Would definitely recommend it.

1  Thank patrickboylan
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Quite simply this is a local pub that makes the outsider feel as welcome as the regular. Peter and Liam were both the best hosts one could ask for. For me and mine, McGlynnsD free house will be a regular stop.

1  Thank 746christopherv
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
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25 May 2017|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
Sadly not .. Monday to Friday only , 11am till 2pm & 5.30pm till 9pm .. Enjoy your trip to London ..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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