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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

About the Pub

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 and the rotating beers can come from Marston's Eagle Brewery in Bedford, including bottled conditioned beers, and other suppliers (often London). The upstairs dining room is open 12.00 - 14.30 weekdays and can also be booked for meetings and functions. Food covers traditional British favourites, plus daily specials. TV for sports news coverage, and no music. Three times local CAMRA Pub of the Year.

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 3 regular beers.

  • Young's --seasonal--
  • Young's London Original
  • Young's London Special

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Sambrook's --varies--
  • Twickenham --varies--

Up to 2 depending if a Young's seasonal is on, which in the winter months will be Winter Warmer.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    E.g. Old Rosie.


  • 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
  • Real Cider 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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