Blue Lion

133 Grays Inn Road
Kings Cross
London
WC1X 8TU

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-1am Fri; Closed Sat & Sun

Meal Times

12-3,6-10

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

The former central bar has service just to the left side, the other side being given over to seating booths, a feature repeated around the pub. A mixture of high tables and comfy chairs and sofas enable good use of space. The front of the bar is illuminated by large picture windows, while at the back, overlooking a pool table, are leaded windows with coloured infill. Interesting fireplaces have been retained in the new layout. Entry is available off Brownlow Mews at the rear, which also provides for smokers, but only on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 14:30 and 17:30 to 20:30. There has been a Blue Lion on Gray's Inn Road since 1627, although its original location was across the road, next to St Andrew's burial ground. The pub moved to its current location in 1824 and was completely rebuilt in 1936. An article from The St Pancras Chronicle in March 1972 describes how the current building was nearly demolished to make way for a new office complex.

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Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Belhaven - varies
  • Greene King - varies

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Weekends available for private hire.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, board games.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Front awnings.

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Sat Nav Reference

51.524, -0.1158

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

17, 45, 46

Nearby Station (900m)

Farringdon

Nearby London Underground/DLR (600m)

Russell Square

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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior

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  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
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  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
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  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
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  • Wifi Wifi
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