Address: Charing Cross Station, Strand, London, WC2N 5HS
Telephone: 020 7839 7397
Tiny station bar adjacent to platform 1 on the main concourse at Charing Cross station. Renamed from Boadicea at the end of 2011, the Beer House now focusses on the craft beer market with keg and bottled beers.
The strong red exterior of the pub has changed with a dose of sober brown paint and the addition of some fake windows behind which are displayed a collection of bottled beers. I hope they’re secured from any late night “in emergency break glass” situations.
In my original review of the Boadicea I had remarked that it had become ‘a lot smarter now and less dingy’. Well the interior hasn’t really changed any further that I noticed.
The thing you will notice now is the prices of the beers. I know some people revere craft beers but when I last visited I could see nothing under £4.50 a pint – and some were more expensive. This seems just extortionate considering that some of the beers come from quite close by – ie from Meantime in Greenwich. One other thing to notice is that the hand pumps are gone – so no more real ale. That’s a shame as the beers were actually kept well.
Pies are available, if you can afford them.
For a good pint of real ale at a slightly more reasonable price just pop down the stairs to the right of the Beer House and you’ll arrive at the Princess of Wales in Villiers Street. Of course The Harp is not far away either.
Last visited: January 2011
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