Carpenter's Arms, Gray's Inn Road

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (4 reviews)
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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Undergoing a bit of a refurb on the outside, we can't say the inside's changed in years (although the Double Diamond and Tolly Cobbold ale taps have both gone); it's a bit of a time capsule from about 30 years ago. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the staff and the locals are friendly enough. With tellies spread about the place, sport's a big deal here, but then so is live music and the darts team. It's a traditional boozer, through and through, and unapologetically so. There's a couple of ales on the taps, kids are apparently allowed in and on warm days the walls fold back to allow a cool breeze to enter the pub. You could do worse and if it sounds like your cup of tea, maybe you should head there now.
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15 May 2016
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RATED One of the worst pubs I have ever had the misfortune to visit
Think the BBC comedy series 'The league of gentlemen' and the 'this is a local shop for local people' and you aren't far off
A seriously rude barmaid, who had no interest at all in the two customers, and had absolutely no customer service skills unless she personally knew the people who wanted a drink. A place devoid of atmosphere and heaven help you if you want to use a card to pay for drinks - I watched her humiliate two perfectly polite customers who wanted to pay for drinks with a card for less than a tenner, then two minutes later happily accept a card for a £3.80 pint.
There are much nicer venues, unless you like pubs that are stuck in a time warp in the 1970's,
Reviews (2)
15 May 2016
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RATED One of the worst pubs I have ever had the misfortune to visit
Think the BBC comedy series 'The league of gentlemen' and the 'this is a local shop for local people' and you aren't far off
A seriously rude barmaid, who had no interest at all in the two customers, and had absolutely no customer service skills unless she personally knew the people who wanted a drink. A place devoid of atmosphere and heaven help you if you want to use a card to pay for drinks - I watched her humiliate two perfectly polite customers who wanted to pay for drinks with a card for less than a tenner, then two minutes later happily accept a card for a £3.80 pint.
There are much nicer venues, unless you like pubs that are stuck in a time warp in the 1970's,
Reviews (1)
13 Dec 2012
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
For a pub near Kings Cross, its one of the best. Definitely worth a visit. Decent people, very nice staff. Worth a pint or two in here.

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105 Kings Cross Road, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 9LR
020 7278 2120
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