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The Barrel Vault (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - AleSmith Nut BrownExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesExcellent1
Redemption - American BrownExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London PorterExcellent1
Truman's - LazarusExcellent1
Portobello - StarGood1
Portobello - JPAGood1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderGood1
Mauldons - Cherry PorterGood1
Cronx - StandardAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Wimbledon - XXKNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Reunion - True ZealNot Tried0
Oakham - Mandarina BavariaNot Tried0
Inveralmond - BàrdNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Vienna PaleNot Tried0
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - EBNot Tried0
Portobello - Barrel VaultNot Tried0
Phoenix - Double GoldNot Tried0
Batemans - Combined HarvestNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Steaming OnNot Tried0
Wimbledon - Common Pale AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Sheps Light AleNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Daleside - Grapefruit IPANot Tried0
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron BrewNot Tried0
Exmoor - BaristaNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sambrook's - After NineNot Tried0
Acorn - Life BeginsNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Moncada - Notting Hill Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPANot Tried0

Visits Details

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 - IPA3.60Not 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
20 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Packed! All seats taken.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20GoodTook 40 or more pulls of the pump and staff not sure if end of cask or not! Clear as a bell though and nicely bittered
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Mandarina Bavaria4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Vienna Pale4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Barrel Vault4.30Not TriedObviously an ale badged for the pub with a rather fine solid pictorial pumpclip
02 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Late on Saturday evening, busy but I found some standing room. A good atmosphere in here.
Redemption - American Brown4.00Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedWhere's Magnus when you need him?
Phoenix - Double Gold5.00Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
Wimbledon - Common Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron Brew4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - After Nine4.40Not Tried
Moncada - Notting Hill Oatmeal Stout5.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Final pub of the day, the Wetherspoon London Beer Festival well supported here.
Cronx - Standard3.80AcceptableCloudy, no indication on clip as to whether this beer was fined or not and I still do not know whether it was meant to look like mud.
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Reunion - True Zeal4.30Not Tried
Inveralmond - Bàrd4.60Not Tried
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - EB4.00Not Tried
08 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit with the sole purpose of finding out what time this place opens on Sundays for breakfast. My bill came to £3.05 (£3.55 less voucher) so I gave £10.05 expecting to receive £7 in change. This totally confused the girl and I watched her looking confused and tapping buttons on whatever she was wearing on her wrist and after a considerable amount of time and consulting with another member of staff she returned with £6.50 and no beer. The problem was eventually resolved and I sat down and enjoyed my beer but I vowed never to try to offer an odd coin to the digital generation again. I have not listed all the beers that were available.
Portobello - Star4.30Good
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
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.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20ExcellentDry earthy hoppy with a citrus kick, perfect accompaniment to F&C's.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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

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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 15 times, seen 77 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1C 4QP