A down at heel gem, the cask selection is eclectic and interesting. Unfortunately soon to be demolished for railway expansion, it is to be hoped that the proprieters will come up with something similar in future endeavours.
Visited on a Wednesday evening and place was packed both inside and out which was great to see. Great buzz to the place. Despite how busy it was, service was very efficient and the beers I had were in good shape. Despite some less favourable reviews here, on the evidence of this visit it’s a great pub full of character, charm and decent beer.
Visited on a Saturday early afternoon. Short walk from Euston station. Hidden in an ugly little street. Park benches outside that go around the corner. Inside is a typical English pub, but one that lacks atmosphere imho. Low tables and chairs, carpets, large bar divided in 2 on the right, no music (not a negative per sé). Service was OK, had 2 cask ales and got a 50p discount with my PINT (Dutch CAMRA) card. Nice selection of cask ales, all typical low abv stuff though, and a few craft kegs. Don’t care for ciders, but they had 10 or so on offering. Not a place I’d go to again.
A little gem at Euston. Kind of hidden. I had to use google maps. But it was not really that hard to find. If you turn right when you leave the train station. You will get it on your right hand after about 4 minutes. Lovely charmy place. Can be a bit crowded. Available beers is shown on a screen. Euston Tap do have a better selection, but this place is really well worth a visit also!
Visited on 29th July 2016. A few minutes walk from Euston this is an old corner pub, seating in the street plus a mix of seating inside. Screens showing a list of beers, not kept up to date with a mix of gravity and handpull. Tried a couple of the beers, one from each and the handpull is much better with some condition in the beer. Prices are high with pints around £4.40 but do offer 50p discounts for CAMRA and others. Service is OK. It’s not a pub I particularly like and don’t visit often. The Euston tap has cheaper, better cask ales and is much handier for the station.
First of all, let’s address the Bree Louise’s faults straight on: it’s a bit sticky, the staff speak varying degrees of English, they’re out of quite a few of the advertised ales, and the gravity cask can be slightly iffy. However if I had a pub like this near my house it would become a second home. 18 (well, fewer, but 18 are advertised) cask ales compliment 10 ciders along with a small array of well-chosen craft (my biggest bugbear: only 2 out of the 5 were available). No music to drown out the conversation. A proper town pub in the city. And the CAMRA discount takes it below my locals’ prices in Ely. Under normal circumstances I’d happily drink here all afternoon but by God are you spoilt for choice in this area, so a swift half or two will suffice.
Bree Louise With a cider/cask focus this pub has some intriguing selections but sticks to the traditional closing time of 11pm which is lame. Nice looking bare bones local pub, decent service. Not worth going out of your way for but if you are in the are you should pop in. 72