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Published March 24th 2013
Wait for your train in style at this beautiful pub
There was a time when pubs in train stations were pretty much an afterthought. An opportunity to make a bit of cash from people who had some time to wait or who wanted to meet somewhere convenient. The Parcel Yard at the new King's Cross terminal is something else entirely. It takes up a beautiful space in the old parcel sorting depot, serves an outstanding array of (mainly) Fuller's ales and has some mouth-watering food on offer as well.
The custard with crumble was an unnecessary dessert to be honest, but I enjoyed it and was reminded of my predilection towards custard. I think that I love it so much because I never had school dinners and so I discovered the creamy goodness very late. But I don't have memories of lumpy canteen custard - only the good stuff!
The beer in here is fantastic and since I've been on my dark beer mission, the availability of the cracking London Porter and a couple of stouts made me very happy. You just cant get that deep flavour and richness in other beers. They have the full selection of Fuller's ale though, from the light and summery Discovery through to the strong ESB. I have always liked their range and there should be something for everyone here.
The building itself is grade 1 listed and has so many amazing touches throughout, from the actually beautiful toilets to the large tree in the middle of the main room with the high glass ceiling. Even the corridors are atmospheric and it may be the trainspotter in me, but I love sitting where I can look over the tracks at the trains, coming in and going out again.