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McGlynn's Free House

#2,091 of 17,958 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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old school pub with benches and tables. I have eaten here a few time due to having friends local and it is better value than eating from a vender in the train station. For 6.95 you can get a portion of lasagna (beautiful) and chips and salad, decent size portions. The pub is spacious and music in the background(quiet and... More 

Thank SplodgeLodge
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As Americans visiting London for the first time, the food and atmosphere was very welcoming! Peter was so friendly and we would definitely return on our next trip, thanks again!

Thank janulie A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Bar staff rudest ever encountered If you want a fight with an Irish bonehead there always obligingly willing to offer you one for absolutely no reason at all

Thank hfjka
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I felt right at home with everyone at this small town pub within sight of Kings Cross-St Pancras Station. Peter and Liam behind the bar are tops and really make you feel you belong. And the Steak and Kidney Pie made my day. I had one night before catching the Eurostar and I chose very well,

1 Thank brooks59
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived in London amidst storm Doris I wanted to find a typical pub for a quick meal. What a find fitted my ideas of London pub life perfectly. Warm welcoming and good fish and chips.

1 Thank CathyAnneCowan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Cheap Eats
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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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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