Cross Kings, N1 0AX

The Cross Kings was a friendly pub off York Way, just behind King's Cross Station. It closed in July 2010 and has since reopened as The Star of Kings.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

A friendly pub off York Way, just behind King's Cross Station, formerly a backpackers' hostel.

The upstairs has a number of comfortable couches and large tables, and a seating area with a few tables out the front. The area behind the bar has more couches, though they often have gigs and club nights in this space in the evenings and close this area off (if admission is being charged). The booking policy is quite broad and encompasses mainstream pop nights, through R&B and folk, to experimental music and free jazz.

There's another space downstairs, the Jester Bar (hideously decorated, unfortunately), which is also often booked for club nights.

London Pride is always on pumps (both upstairs and downstairs), and in June-September 2008 the other ale was Hopback Summer Lightning. Draught lagers are Leffe, San Miguel, Red Stripe and Amstel. There's a decent wine list, with very drinkable house red (£3.85 for 175ml) and white wines. A pint of lemonade is only £1.

They also have a food menu, which has a number of vegetarian/vegan options on it. Ewan's aduki bean burgers (£6.50, June 2008) were served in a large bun on their own, but with sauces provided separately (including a peanut satay sauce) and salad on the side, and were quite tasty.

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Last visited by Ewan, Jo and others, 6 September 2008. Opening hours taken from the website, June 2008.

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