Cheers to St. Pancras: Exploring Pubs and History

Did you know St. Pancras has had a long and close relationship with the brewing industry and beer consumption in London? Throughout the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, beer came from all over the country, and particularly from Burton-on-Trent, to supply thirsty Londoners. Find out more here.

Today, St. Pancras has two iconic pubs, The Betjeman Arms and The Barrel Vault, each offering a unique experience rooted in the area's beer-steeped past.

The Betjeman Arms

Nestled in the heart of St. Pancras International, The Betjeman Arms pays homage to the neighbourhood's history, where beer was more than just a beverage – it was a cornerstone of the community. This cosy pub welcomes visitors with open arms and wagging tails, as it proudly wears the badge of being dog-friendly.

What to expect

Sports Enthusiast's Haven

Dive into the excitement of live sports events with strategically placed TVs that adorn The Betjeman Arms. Enjoy your favourite team's victories while sipping on a pint of St. Pancras's finest brews.

Sunday Roasts

Elevate your weekend with a mouth watering Sunday roast, expertly crafted to satisfy your cravings. The Betjeman Arms transforms the traditional pub experience into a culinary delight, pairing hearty meals with the warmth of the pub's ambiance.

Terrace Bliss

When the weather smiles upon St. Pancras, head to the terrace at The Betjeman Arms. Bask in the sunlight or enjoy the crisp evening air as you share laughter and stories with friends, old and new.

The Barrel Vault

For those seeking an affordable yet memorable pub experience, The Barrel Vault stands as a testament to St. Pancras's commitment to its beer heritage. Situated conveniently for pre-football revelry, this pub offers a haven for fans and casual drinkers alike.

What to expect

Cost-Effective Cheers

Embrace the spirit of camaraderie without breaking the bank. The Barrel Vault offers an array of cost-effective drink options, making it an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy quality beverages without the hefty price tag.

Pre-Football Vibes

Immerse yourself in the pre-game buzz at The Barrel Vault, where the lively atmosphere and friendly faces create the perfect backdrop for a pre-football drink. Whether you're a die-hard supporter or a casual observer, the pub's energy sets the stage for a memorable time.

Beer Garden Delight

Step into the beer garden and escape the hustle and bustle of the station. The Barrel Vault's outdoor space provides a place to savour your favourite brew, and soak in sun.


St. Pancras's history, interwoven with the golden threads of beer, comes alive in its vibrant pubs. From the sports-filled ambiance of The Betjeman Arms to the cost-effective charm of The Barrel Vault, these establishments invite you to raise a glass in celebration of the past, present, and future of this iconic London neighbourhood.

Cheers to St. Pancras!