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Calthorpe Arms

252 Grays Inn Road

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.30 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

5.45 - 9.30 Mon - Sat
12 - 3 Sun


Punch Taverns

About the Pub

Following the sale of the pub to Punch and the retirement of the long-standing licensee before Xmas 2021, it is fair to say that this pub is going though some changes. On a visit in mid-January 2022 only one cask beer was available - London Pride (can't imgaine that's a beer ever before seen in this pub!), trade is this area still suffering from Covid restrictions. Pumpclips for Young's Ordinary & Special + Harvey's Best were on show but all saying "beer on sale soon". The lady behind the bar said they were only selling one beer at a time to maintain quality. As a large window was being replaced it was not really possible to check matters such as opening hours and food offering.

On the corner with Wren Street, where pavement seating is available, this comfortable, single bar pub is popular with locals and office workers alike. In 1830, it was used as a temporary magistrates' court after the first recorded murder of a policeman on duty. Young’s bought the pub in 1984 but in 2021, as part of a larger sale, it was bought by Punch. TV for sports news coverage, and no music. Three times local CAMRA Pub of the Year while owned by Young's.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- End of terrace public house. Early C19. Yellow stock brick. 4 storeys and cellar. 2 windows and 3-window return to Wren Street, plus 2 and single storey, 4-window extension to Wren Street return. C20 wooden public house frontage with Corinthian pilasters carrying entablature with modillion cornice. Plain stucco 1st floor sill band. Gauged brick flat arches to recessed 2-pane sashes. Parapet. Extension with 1st floor 2-light bowed oriel window. INTERIOR: with early C20 grained bar counter and back.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Young's London Original
  • Young's London Special

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sun.

  • Garden Garden

    Outside benches.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Usually sound off.

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Calthorpe Arms

252 Grays Inn Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.524834, -0.116209


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

17, 45, 46.

Nearby Station (950m)


Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (600m)

Russell Square

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Calthorpe Arms

252 Grays Inn Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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