St Pancras International has long been associated with the beer industry – with 688 cast iron columns included within the design of the station, perfectly spaced to fit the width of multiple beer barrels. In the ten years following the station’s opening in 1868 these vaults, which house the station’s retailers today, saw an annual influx of over 200,000 barrels from the Bass Brewery alone. Now, 153 years later, the station is still tapping into its heritage by hosting its annual celebratory beer festival with a range of offers, promotions and events every Thursday throughout October. 

What better place to enjoy an after-work drink on a Thirsty Thursday than London’s leading ‘destination’ station.

If you're not sure what to try, keep an eye out on our website this month for recommendations from our experts too. To learn more about our heritage, see this page. 


What's on: 

The Barrel Vault

One of the stations renowned pubs, The Barrel Vault, will be hosting a sampling session on the 28th of October between 6pm and 8pm, presented by Portobello Brewery. Visitors will have the chance to taste a variety of delicious beers and learn about each one straight from the brewers themselves.

Sourced Market

To mark the occasion, Sourced Market will be offering 20% off all Two Tribes canned beers (draught beer not included) from October 4th.  In addition, Sourced Market will be hosting Two Tribes Brewery  tasting sessions every Thursday in October at the bar. A great opportunity to try some locally made craft beer with tasty nibbles and savoury snacks.

St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys

The station’s famous Brasserie, Searcys, is also getting involved in the celebration with a ‘buy one get one free’ offer of a beer purchased with a two-course meal from the a-la-carte menu every Thursday. Beers include sustainable Freedom Beer and Toast (made from refuse bread).


The offers continue at Remoli, the station’s authentic homemade pasta restaurant, where visitors will be treated to a discounted Birra Moretti (£1.50) when buying any regular pasta every Thursday.


Italian restaurant, cafe and food shop Carluccios is giving visitors the chance to enjoy a free Peroni alongside a main meal every Thursday in October by quoting CARBEERFEST when ordering.


WIN a Fortnum & Mason Beer Hamper

On top of these promotions, beer fans should also keep a close eye on St Pancras International’s social channels throughout the festival. Up for grabs is an exclusive beer hamper from Fortnum & Mason, one of the world's finest stores and renowned for their wonderful hampers.