Waterside Inn, King's Cross

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posted by jack on 26/01/2005

last rating: last rating: 2 pints

The back streets of Kings Cross aren't overladen with delights, and this place isn't really one of them. Sure, it's on the canal so you can watch the barges chug past in the summer; but the pub itself has one of those fake barn interiors, bad enough in itself but rendered more ridiculous by the modern kitchen at the front. The sort of faux pub where the choice on the jukebox of The Commitments seemed perfectly apt. This one's settled down of late, and isn't pushing the faux rustic look quite as strongly as it used to. The best thing about it is still the view out the back of Regent's Canal (which makes up for the rather brutal architecture of the pub's exterior). Not a great pub by any means but its simplicity and ordinariness are becoming rare virtues in 'Regent's Quarter'.

Demolished as part of the 'Regent Quarter' development.

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82 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG
020 7713 8613
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