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“Cute and cosy”

McGlynn's Free House
Ranked #1,671 of 24,268 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Description: 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.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My boyfriend and I was looking for somewhere to drink, we walked around kings cross and saw this pub, we sat down and had a good drink, prices were good, it was really cosy and comfortable and everyone was lovely. We will be going back there very soon.

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Thank bluepillow
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Loved the quiet street with a lovely pub and outside seating. Back street with small cute housing around, very quiet with amazing food. Dedicated dining area, huge portions of food. Cheap drinks but 50p charge to use debit/credit card. Lovely!!

Thank reshers
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were staying around the corner from this pub and 6 of us stopped in for a drink before heading back to the hotel. We wandered in about 10:45, didn't see any sign with hours. There was one other person in the bar area. We all ordered drinks and not once did the bar tender say it was close to closing time. Five minutes after ordering the drinks they rang the bell for last call. We figured they must close at 11:30, five minutes later they turned off the lights and rang the bell for closing, so we all had to chug our drinks or leave most unfinished. Very bad form to not tell us when we walked in to order that they would be closing in 10 minutes and we wouldn't have time to finish our drinks. We had been planning on returning to eat here later in the week, but after that experience I would not recommend this bar to anyone! They were just interested in taking our money.

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Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Perhaps not a pub that has to be visited from, say, like the Victoria area, but for us, staying above the pub at the Hotel Wardonia, a very convenient place to have that last half of the night.

They serve food at very reasonable prices and have decent ales on tap and their terrace was very popular when we stayed in late April. That said, not once during our stay at the Wardonia did we hear any noise from the pub.

If you are staying nearby, do pop in for a pint. Even though it is actually more of a local, us tourists are offered as pleasant, cheery service as are offered to the locals.

We thoroughly enjoyed our night out even when in our case "out" meant only about 50 metres, a short crawl back to the Wardonia :D

Thank Signe77
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was our neighborhood go-to pub while in London. Had a lot of character. We enjoyed most of the employees although the person who appeared to be the boss was a bit grumpy. The kitchen is closed for part of the day, so food isn't always available. The bar cat was a big hit.

Thank Melanieames
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