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Calthorpe Arms

#3,369 of 18,533 Restaurants in London
$, British,
252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
+44 20 7278 4732
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
“kings cross” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A traditional pub on Gray's Inn Road about half way between Kings Cross and Chancery Lane stations. No frills, great staff and wonderful food at real prices.

1  Thank j0nesrm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the off chance and found a good proper London boozer with great food on offer. Good beer, good food, excellent staff, what more could one ask for?

1  Thank Guy H
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is a very old pub which does not look anything from the outside. However they were offering Sunday roast dinner for 7.25. Well it was well worth the money. It is a pub with a bot of atmosphere and has a good choice of...More

1  Thank heatherrjolly
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Calthorpe is a quintessential no frills pub offering up comfort food at cheap prices compared to other nearby pubs. The fish and chips is good but the steak sandwich is light on filling!

2  Thank PaulRoberts89
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This was possibly the cheapest Sunday roast in central London. The nearest Underground (tube) stations are King’s Cross, Russell Square and Chancery Lane - all about 10-15 minutes walk. It was definitely worth the effort. The blackboard gave your options - our choices were roast...More

1  Thank Travel-future-ahoy
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Stumbled upon this place after the post museum. What a find! Great drink, food up to a high standard, good prices and what I think one could call, genuine Londoners as locals. They had all grown up around there. No Mockneys seen here!

1  Thank mconnor042
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Tried the Sunday roast in my local for the first time today. The plate was loaded with TEN different veg, and cracking Yorkshire pud, and it was less than half the price of any other pub roast in the area (£6.95). If you like your...More

2  Thank bettyballare
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stopped in here after visiting the Charles Dickens Museum. We had beer, but didn't eat. This is a local pub, not touristy at all. A local lady asked us if we were on holiday-- yes-- and she told us some of the history of...More

Thank sunnyjunket1
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had lunch here before visiting the Postal Museum. It is a lovely old style locals pub with friendly bar staff and clientele. The food menu is not extensive but there is a specials board and there are vegetarian options. The portion sizes are large.

1  Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was our first visit to the Calthorpe Arms. We went for lunch before visiting the Postal Museum nearby. As others have said, this is a traditional pub, so the decor is a bit dated, but homely. The beer was really well kept and tasty...More

1  Thank changingman2001
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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20 February 2018|
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Response from Travel-future-ahoy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went there recently with an infant. Have a look at my TripAdvisor review
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 4732
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