A visit to a station bar used to be a last resort when waiting for a train. Poor food, unappetising beer and dodgy customers were the order of the day.
Now many stations sport a decent pub on the premises. The Parcel Yard at King’s Cross is one of the best. It is located on the first floor and above, between the suburban and main line platforms. This large Fullers pub, decorated with material recycled from the station offers an excellent choice of well-kept real ales and a wide menu of freshly prepared food. For lunch I chose seared scallops Benedict on spinach and my wife selected poached egg, toasted muffin & hollandaise sauce with smoked salmon. We ordered a portion of triple cooked chips to share. All the food was delicious. To drink I had an excellent pint of London Pride whilst my wife had a Pinot Grigio spritzer. Our visit was a pleasant way to wait for our train. Admittedly the bill was rather high, but not untypical for London.
One small annoyance – the pub was fairly full but many tables were occupied by single individuals bent over their laptops. I regret that these selfish people, like the price of food and drink are typical for London. But they certainly add nothing to the atmosphere of the pub.