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Calthorpe Arms

#4,643 of 18,241 Restaurants in London}
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252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
+44 20 7278 4732
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good39%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lasagne” (4 reviews)
“postal museum” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British, Grill
252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in here after visiting the Charles Dickens Museum. We had beer, but didn't eat. This is a local pub, not touristy at all. A local lady asked us if we were on holiday-- yes-- and she told us some of the history of...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here before visiting the Postal Museum. It is a lovely old style locals pub with friendly bar staff and clientele. The food menu is not extensive but there is a specials board and there are vegetarian options. The portion sizes are large.

1  Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was our first visit to the Calthorpe Arms. We went for lunch before visiting the Postal Museum nearby. As others have said, this is a traditional pub, so the decor is a bit dated, but homely. The beer was really well kept and tasty...More

1  Thank changingman2001
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I've known this pub and been here occasionally for over 20 years because I worked nearby. It's also popular with locals. The drink selection is good and a modest menu advertises home-cooked food. A friend sometimes eats here on Sundays and recommends the food highly....More

1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nice feel to it. Popular with locals. Really good old fashioned pu, and yes there was a dog there! Service was good, reasonably priced wine. Well worth a visit for a few pints.

1  Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Such a good pub. It's traditional (beautiful facade, dogs, a carpet!), without being an old man pub. Food is served in massive portions and really good value for money. Only wish they had a slightly larger local ale selection, but that's nitpicking. An unrivalled gem...More

1  Thank BennyDigital13
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Called by here last week and it certainly lived up to all the reviews that suggested that it was worth a visit. Very good food served in a very friendly atmosphere by welcoming staff. Good value for money and good quality fayre is guaranteed here....More

2  Thank Richard A
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great vibe with old fashion decor exactly as a pub should be , loads of cask ales keenly priced, the food was fresh and all cooked to order , I recommend the blackened chicken salad .if your passing pop in as we did as the...More

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Not much more to say than how charming this place is, always friendly, always full, traditional and inviting - best pub in the area!

1  Thank sodoherty37
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Been here several times over the years, not much has changed. A good solid pub. Sure it could be modernized but then it would lose its charm. Friendly bar staff and reasonable choice of beer. Will be back again the next time i am over...More

1  Thank St_matty
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Bar, Pub, British, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 4732
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