A St Pancras Pilgrimage - Evening Crawl of Camden and Euston

Wednesday 9 December 2015.

All the pubs on this crawl lie within the historic parish of St Pancras, hence the title.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here - Evening Crawl of Camden and Euston Notes, and Terry Casey's map of the area is here - Evening Crawl of Camden and Euston Map

Public transport will be required at times. Getting to the Golden Lion ...

Nearest stations are Camden Road (Overground) and Camden Town (Northern Line). Both are shown on the map.

When leaving Camden Road Station, cross Camden Road and walk down Royal College Street to the Golden Lion; from Camden Town Station, take the Kentish Town Road exit, cross the road, continue straight across the pavement and cross Camden Road. Turn left and take the third turning on the right - Lyme Street. At the end of Lyme Street, bear left, then turn right into Royal College Street: continue down the road to the Golden Lion.

For the many buses serving the area, check out TfL's Central Bus Map and the Camden Town spider map*.

One particularly useful route is the 46 which has a number of connections from the central area: Holborn Viaduct stop HK for City Thameslink Station - Gray's Inn Road stop A for Chancery Lane (Central Line) - Pancras Road stop T for Kings Cross/St Pancras and St Pancras International Stations.

Alight at the Pratt Street stop in Royal College Street (stop Q on crawl map) The Golden Lion is just across the road.

* For TfL bus maps, see https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus

1. Golden Lion

Arrive: 7.00 PM.

Address: The Golden Lion, 88 Royal College Street, Camden, NW1 0TH 27.

Real ales: Sharps Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute are usually served here.

Read about the Golden Lion

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk down Pratt Street to the junction with Pancras Way. Cross over Pancras Way, turn left and walk up Pancras Way to

2. Constitution

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Constitution, 42 St. Pancras Way, Camden, NW1 0QT.

Real ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot; and a guest beer are usually served here.

Read about the Constitution

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Pancras Way and walk down Georgiana Street to the junction with Royal College Street. Cross over Georgiana Street and Royal College Street to

3. Prince Albert

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Prince Albert, 163 Royal College Street, Camden, NW1 0SG.

Real ales: 10% discount is offered on real ales for card-carrying CAMRA members. East London Brewery Cowcatcher; Five Points Pale Ale; Lees Bitter; and one guest beer are usually served here.

Read about the Prince Albert

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, walk along Lyme Terrace to the junction with Camden Road. Turn left and walk along Camden Road to bus stop R (called Camden Street). Catch a 168 or 253 bus to the stop called Euston Station. Alight from the bus, turn right and walk to

4. Royal George

Arrive: 9.00 PM.

Address: The Royal George, 14 Eversholt Street, Euston, NW1 1DG.

Real ales: The pub is in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2016 and 10% discount is offered on real ales for card-carrying CAMRA members. Greene King IPA; Westerham 1730; and four guest beers are usually served here.

Read about the Royal George

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk to the junction with Doric Way. Walk down Doric Way to the junction with Churchway. Cross over Churchway, turn left and then right down the alley (also called Churchway) to the junction with Chalton Street. Cross over Chalton Street to

5. Somers Town Coffee House

Arrive: 9.30 PM.

Address: The Somers Town Coffee House, 60 Chalton Street, Somers Town, NW1 1HS.

Real ales: Charles Wells Bombardier and Eagle IPA; Courage Best and Directors; Youngs Bitter, Burning Gold, London Gold and Special; and seasonal and guest ales are normally served here.

Read about the Somers Town Coffee House

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Chalton Street, turn left and walk down Chalton Street to

6. Rocket

Arrive: 10.00 PM.

Address: The Rocket, 120 Euston Road, Euston, NW1 2AL.

Real ales: Black Sheep Bitter; Fullers London Pride; Greene King IPA; Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted; and Sharps Doom Bar are usually served here.

Read about the Rocket

The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story - Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs that were on the London Regional Inventory at that time.