Beer House at Charing Cross | Charing Cross, Greater London
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Beer House at Charing Cross
Above Average based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

Charing Cross Station
Charing Cross, Greater London England WC2N 5HF [ print map ]
020 7839 7397

Taps: 15 | Bottles: 50

Beer House at Charing Cross

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8 reviews for Beer House at Charing Cross
 Ambiance  50%
 Service  55%
 Selection  52%
 Food  40%
 Value  49%
 Overall  47%
 Rating  62%

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 3/20
Stamfordphil  (1) , | November 4, 2014
£5.85 for a bottle of Innis & Gunn that is £2 in the shop. Dumped on the bar without a glass ( which i had to ask for) and a sarcastic foreign server who called me darling when I asked for the glass. Music too loud (for the staff, not the customers). Horrible place.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
jazar619  (41) , | August 2, 2014| Updated August 18, 2014
Stopped in a couple of times when Iíve had to wait a while for my train. No atmosphere and service isnít brilliant. However, the range is good. Last time I was there they had some Meantime brews, some Belgians and some American craft. Not a place that Iíd go to spend an evening, but good for a last beer before the train home. They also have wifi, which is good.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | April 12, 2014
Located to the right hand side of the concourse as you enter Charing Cross station, this beer house íI thinkí was the first of this small chain of bars found on the concourses of London mainline stations. Rather flat in ambiance, lets face it railway station bars Dont tend to have a lllcoal vibes, this beer house at least offers a quick bottle or pint of something interesting if you have time to kill waiting for your train. Tap choice is pretty tame, lots of Meantime and few common German/US offerings. 50 or so bottles to go at, again nothing rare, but you may pick up a tick!? By no means come here in search of good beer but make use of it if using the station. I remember the days when railway station bars would offer just a keg bitter and a macro lager or two. We would have cried out for a place like this 10 or 15 years ago but in this day we are spoiled!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor  (153) Perth, Australia | November 1, 2013
Nothing to go on about here. Just a pub trying to hop on the craft beer bandwagon unsuccessfully. Really just a chain style place. Scopey summed it up completely. Pretty much meantime on tap with a few boring extras. Wonít go back
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
Rune  (502) TromsÝ, Norway | December 13, 2012
On our way to Charlton to watch their match against Peterborough we found this pub in a corner of the Charing Cross station. Two hand pumps for cask ales, 15 beers on keg and quite a huge selection of bottled beers, many of them from the Coopers Brewery. Nothing special with the place, but enough decent beers to choose from while waiting for a train (visited, 26.11.2012).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
ads135  (216) Omaha, Nebraska | June 8, 2012
A funny little hole in Charing Cross station amidst the travelers and less interesting shops. Some pretty good beers available here, mostly bottled, with an international flavor to it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking  (92) Brentford, England | March 26, 2012
An odd space - the bar also seems to be the entrance to various station offices and storerooms! The draught range is OK but mainstream, the bottled range a bit more interesting, All are pricey, however. Flights of three thirds are available at £5. The hot food is microwaved from frozen and of variable quality. Worth a try if youíre waiting for a train, or as a quick stop on a crawl maybe.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | March 21, 2012
This is a new bar located inside Charing Cross station. I think they are trying to jump on the "craft beer" wagon, but fairly unsuccessfully. To summarise in general this is a poor manís Draft House (e.g. like the one on Tower Bridge). Interior is standard rail station pub, with the added bonus of a live screen with train times! 15 keg beers (no cask) from the likes of Meantime, Innis and Gunn and Liefmans. Draft beer available by 1/3, 1/2 and pint measures, which is good. 50 bottles on offer, with nothing that special, but some decent options - Anchor, Goose Island, Camden, Schneider Weisse etc. Food options are pie and cheese, which is all you really need. Very pricy also - anywhere between £4-£6.50 for a pint. I doubt I will return, unless I am waiting for a delayed train.....

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