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Address: Charing Cross Station, Strand, London, WC2N 5HS
Telephone: 020 7839 7397

+++ Now called The Beer House – reviewed here. +++

The Boadicea, Charing Cross Station

The Boadicea, Charing Cross Station

Tiny station bar adjacent to platform 1 on the main concourse at Charing Cross station.

I had popped in prepared to dismiss the Boadicea as it used to be an awful place with rubbish beer – although that never used to stop me drinking there years ago. However, I was pleasantly surprised and happy to admit my preconceptions appeared to be wrong.

The small single-room layout could never change, but the bar is a lot smarter now and less dingy. They now actually sell good beer that tastes well-kept – Black Sheep Bitter and Fuller’s London Pride on my last visit.

The vibe is also somehow less edgy and it would now be an OK place to wait for a train – there’s even a departures board in the corner.

Sausage roll/pasty type food is available.

Last visited: July 2010

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

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2 Responses to “Boadicea”

  1. Paul Ansello says:

    WARNING!!! This pub is now called The Beer House…A pint of KEG Meantime Bitter is £4.75!! and that is the cheapest drink!….Please DO NOT use this Pub! its a RIP OFF!

  2. The Beeralist says:

    Thanks for the heads up Paul. Popped in last night to have a look and yes, very pricey. Didn’t bother to have a drink and instead walked down the station steps to the Princess of Wales in Villiers Street for a cheaper but quality pint.

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