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The Barrel Vault (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - Sauce on the Side Cranberry Sauce StoutExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - AleSmith Nut BrownExcellent1
Portobello - JPAExcellent2
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London PorterExcellent1
Exmoor - Stag (superseded by 4.8% version)Good1
Mauldons - Cherry PorterGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesGood5
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Batemans - Combined HarvestNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Steaming OnNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Sheps Light AleNot Tried0
Daleside - Grapefruit IPANot Tried0
Exmoor - BaristaNot Tried0
Acorn - Life BeginsNot Tried0
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPANot Tried0
Portobello - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Portobello - Crown JewelsNot Tried0

Visits Details

27 Jan 2024 (Jack William)
Impromptu London trip for FA cup match at Craven Cottage. First stop off the train here, late afternoon, comfortable. Other beers not noted.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Good
29 Dec 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy as expected I met a group of friends already here and they had fortunately bagged a table. We had intentions of heading off to some 'real' pubs but decided to stay put until our late evening depature home. Once again enjoyed the superb freshly cooked pizzas which made the perfect beer fodder! I've omitted bothering to list the usual boring national blands available.
Portobello - JPA4.20ExcellentPale ale brewed with whole leaf Japanese Green Tea.
Portobello - Sauce on the Side Cranberry Sauce Stout5.20ExcellentHeavily flavoured with cranberries made for a dangerous fruity broth.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40GoodMy friend questioned this as flavourless and bland to which I stated 'that's how its meant to taste'!
Portobello - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Portobello - Crown Jewels4.80Not Tried
18 May 2022 (Jack William)
15 minutes before train at Platform 13 - too easy to fall in here, not busy just before 5. Other ales not noted.
Exmoor - Stag (superseded by 4.8% version)5.20Good
27 Apr 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening busy, I found a table by the window and enjoyed one of JDW's excellent spicy meat feast pizzas with extra chillies, mushrooms and red onions. Ordered on the app and arrived a few minutes later with my beer, superb service.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40GoodCompleted my pizza perfectly.
23 Feb 2022 (Jack William)
Just time for a swift one before the last train.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40ExcellentTop form.
06 Jan 2022 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and although busy it seemed quieter than usual.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London Porter5.30ExcellentDelicious.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
06 Dec 2021 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and comfortably busy. Good friendly service from the bar staff and the best beer of the day.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Excellent
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London Porter5.30Not Tried
29 Sep 2021 (Jack William)
Late evening- 20 minutes until my train so I was tempted - and needed to celebrate Fulham’s 3-1 win that I had witnessed earlier. Lost of other ales on - not noted.
Portobello - JPA4.20GoodFairly sure it was this JPA - first time I’ve come across a Japanese Pale Ale - very quaffable.
30 Jul 2020 (Jack William)
A very swift half of something that I didn’t note en-route between underground and train home. My LEJOG tour had been abandoned on Day 5 having ridden over 320 miles and getting a good lick on visiting new pubs. Gutted. This place seems ok but I was in no mood to make notes.
17 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Lucky to get a table. This place has completely captured the station's volume market. School of Hard Knocks vouchers were accepted with comment but good grace!
Shepherd Neame - AleSmith Nut Brown5.00Excellent4* from first to last sip
Mauldons - Cherry Porter4.80GoodGood but the exciting strong cherry flavour soon dissipated
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Combined Harvest4.40Not Tried
Hook Norton - Steaming On3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Sheps Light Ale4.00Not Tried
Daleside - Grapefruit IPA4.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Barista4.20Not TriedWith confusing misleading Exile name (sort of brand name)on the pumpclip
Acorn - Life Begins4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPA4.50Not Tried

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About The Barrel Vault

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Opened 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 20 times, seen 81 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1C 4QP