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The Parcel Yard - King's Cross Station

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by Ian Marshall (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer and yogi living in Tepoztlan, Mexico where I'm running www.casadelcorazon.mx with my girlfriend. You can keep up with my other writing on www.bollocks2thewellingtons.com/ or www.spiritualheartjourney.com
Published March 24th 2013
Wait for your train in style at this beautiful pub
Fullers, Parcel Yard, Bar, Beer, King's Cross
The exceedingly well stocked bar


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.

Mushrooms, Parcel Yard, dinner
Mushrooms to share


We had Pigs in Blankets, Devils on Horseback and some Fish Goujons.

Pigs in Blankets, Devils on Horseback, King's Cross, parcel yard
Pigs in Blankets and Devils on horseback


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!

Crumble, custard, parcel yard, kings cross
Crumble and custard


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.

Beer, Parcel Yard, King's cross, detail
Barrel and beer


Period posters, Parcel Yard, King's Cross
Period Posters


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Why? Great beer and food at a station
When: Monday 08:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00 Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00 Thursday 08:00 - 23:00 Friday 08:00 - 23:00 Saturday 08:00 - 23:00 Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Phone: 020 7713 7258
Where: King's Cross Station
Cost: Snacks from 3-8, Main Meals 8 - 17
Your Comment
fullers Yummo.. cant wait to hit up London town again and get my fill of Proper english Ales..
by muzza (score: 0|5) 1965 days ago
That crumble looks a bit good and I do love posh toilets!
by Lisa Cherry Beaumont (score: 1|18) 1965 days ago
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