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McGlynn's Free House

) #1,649 of 18,186 Restaurants in London £ , British,
1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
+44 20 7916 9816
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub
1-5 Whidborne Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Fruitykipper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank patrickboylan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank 746christopherv
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Surely nice place to have a dinner and couple of pints. Bartender Peter was very nice, cheerful and welcome. Enjoy the spirit of Ireland in the center of London.

Thank Galina L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This neighborhood bar is a good example of your true English pub. Although only a few blocks from kings cross rail station, it's far enough away not to attract many tourists. It has a great selection of ales and also offers a very good menu....More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Good selection of well kept real ales. Chef did good off the menu meal for a Vegan. Eating area separate from main bar area

Thank BobC1954
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

Thank Blake5150
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank Haupt55
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank jlandry405
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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

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Average prices
US$4 - US$19
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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