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The Barrel Vault (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - LazarusExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington Oatmeal StoutExcellent2
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - MasterpieceExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden AleExcellent1
Sentinel - Ar (American Red)Good1
Wimbledon - Common Pale AleGood1
Reunion - Opening GambitGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Falstaff - 3-FazeNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Nottingham - Foundry MildNot Tried0
Derventio - GoldNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Burton AleNot Tried0
Grafton - Caramel StoutNot Tried0
Nottingham - Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Derventio - BarbarianNot Tried0
Salopian - LabyrinthNot Tried0
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'ClockNot Tried0
Elgood's - GreyhoundNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers Brown CowNot Tried0
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Elland - 1872 PorterNot Tried0
Peerless - Full WhackNot Tried0
Leeds - BestNot Tried0
Sentinel - Zf (Zest Fest)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Marston's - EPANot Tried0
Wimbledon - Copper LeafNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Sentinel - Small BeerNot Tried0
Wimbledon - FigureheadNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Wimbledon - XXKNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Dec 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late morning and busy with most tables occupied, I found a vacant one down by the servery, where I enjoyed an early F&C lunch. I like the prevalence of 240V/USB power points at tables adjacent to walls and bulkheads.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Lazarus4.20ExcellentDry earthy hoppy with a citrus kick, perfect accompaniment to F&C's.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Wimbledon - XXK4.80Not Tried
17 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime to mid afternoon busy with the expected throughput for its location, my first visit and pleased to see it's not your usual clone spoons, in fact to the casual observer is just another station concourse bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Big Chief5.50ExcellentSuperb hence far too many I drank
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00ExcellentCrisp hoppy and refreshing depicted the clip to which I can vouch for
Wimbledon - Common Pale Ale3.70GoodStarted off with this, rather too malty for my taste
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80GoodWell balanced hoppy session beer
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
Wimbledon - Copper Leaf4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Sentinel - Small Beer3.50Not Tried
Wimbledon - Figurehead4.40Not Tried
09 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I had wondered what was going to replace WH Smith’s when they downsized at St Pancras. Busy at lunchtime, but I was able to secure a table and service was prompt.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sentinel - Ar (American Red)5.20GoodServed with a creamy Yorkshire head. Reddish/brown. Fruity hop on a tangy Crystal malt base.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Greyhound5.20Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Brown Cow4.20Not Tried
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Elland - 1872 Porter6.50Not Tried
Peerless - Full Whack6.00Not Tried
Leeds - Best4.30Not Tried
Sentinel - Zf (Zest Fest)4.50Not Tried
04 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Thursday evening and full, thankfully there were twelve or more staff serving so service was fast, and a fair number of others clearing tables. I had a pint whilst waiting for a train from the nearby South Eastern Railway operated part of the station. I have not listed all the beers available but all twelve pumps appeared to be in use.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden Ale4.10Excellent
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Derventio - Barbarian5.50Not Tried
Salopian - Labyrinth4.50Not Tried
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'Clock3.80Not Tried
01 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
2 hour evening visit on opening night, until midnight close. The place was well staffed and the bar counter by me was wiped down 3 times in 2 hours! Old old JDW problem of leaving pumpclips showing when beers had run out so we generously turned them round, which seemed to bemuse the staff. Will be a popular Wetherspoon's even at top price 'Spoon's real ale prices. Strangely for a midnight close pub the security staff seemed to expect everybody to be out by midnight despite drinks being served just before this!!!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington Oatmeal Stout4.00ExcellentI alternated this with several pints of Masterpiece from the same brewery
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Masterpiece5.60Excellent4½* Truly superb and what I would imagine an IPA of old would have tasted like
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Not TriedRan out
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Falstaff - 3-Faze3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not TriedRun out
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Foundry Mild4.70Not Tried
Derventio - Gold4.20Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Burton Ale4.80Not TriedRan out
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried
01 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Opening morning and much quieter than I expected. I used the first of my current batch of 50p vouchers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington Oatmeal Stout4.00ExcellentA little cold but otherwise superb.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Falstaff - 3-Faze3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Foundry Mild4.70Not Tried
Derventio - Gold4.20Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried

About The Barrel Vault

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London, N1C 4QP.

Opening on Monday 1st October 2018 in former retail premises, Unit 23 at St Pancras International railway station. It has entrances from within the station and outside in Pancras Road. Furnished in a contemporary design and named after the station's past history when the cellars were designed to cope with the size of beer barrels brought by train from Burton upon Trent. A single roomed ground floor bar with barrel features set in overhead rafters. 12 handpumps in two banks, each of 6, on the gently curved bar counter.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1C 4QP