Pakenham Arms, Gray's Inn Road
Food wise, had The Pakenham Burger, home made, served with bacon, cheese, onion rings and relish, and wait for it home made chips, partner had the Caesar salad, with fresh chicken, and even home made dressing - gotta be honest, wasn't sure what to expect but this wasn't it, it was fantastic - one of the best pub meals I've had for ages.
Great atmosphere, and made to feel very welcome. Nice buzzy crowd of office workers as well as three very friendly dogs, which were just what the doctor ordered after a really hassly morning in the office
Can't recommend highly enough
We spent a pleasant and comfortable evening there with the televised football match only on the screen in the far side of the bar from us. As a pleasant aside, the loos were clean and hygienic and spacious - always a bonus.
The annual guided tour of the cellars under the pub was a surprise as we were unaware it was scheduled. However, the link to the old Royal Mail underground railway tunnels running through Mount Pleasant, across the road, was a real treat! It was only a shame about the American tourist who seemed to lose her head when shown the covered canal of the old Fleet River and the reptilian life forms therein - still she was warned it was not a trip for the faint hearted!
All in all, an excellent pub!
1 Calthorpe Street, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 0LA
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
Traditional English pub serving 12 real ales, 4 hand pull ciders, 14 whiskies, over 50 bottled beers and ciders from around the world and a selection of wines to fit any taste.
Proper pub grub served 12-3/ 5-9 Monday through to Friday and 12-7 on Saturday and Sunday. All freshly prepared on site including homemade scotch eggs, sausage rolls, Scratching’s and Pork Pies!
Background music is provided by our retro record player, and we encourage all our "pak" members to bring along their own vinyl’s to create a tailored atmosphere.
We also provide a "Book a Brew" service that enables you to (with advance notice) order a Firkin (9 gal) or Pin (4.5 gal) of your favourite ale on your table. Spile, tap, pour and share from your very own table top cask!
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