1 Eversholt Street
(0207) 388 3359.
Open all day
Not the most obvious place to find, despite it being right next to Euston Station. There is a small walkway down to the busses/taxis opposite the main entrance to the station and slightly to the left if looking out from the station.
The pub itself is upstairs, but has a small entrance door and sign. You walk into an open drinking area with wooden floor and a long low wooden bar. The first thing that greets you are the five hand pumps opposite the top of the stairs. On this occassion Whitewater Belfast Special 4.5%, Breakspear Mild 3.0%, Cottage Wheeltappers, O'Hanlons Firefly 3.7%. There were other beers (up to 8 at any one time) further up the bar.
The decor is naturally about trains, given the name and location. They sell models of trains, etc and have lots of memorabilia on the walls, old names, plaques, miscellania. There is a bar billiards table squashed into one corner next to a fruit machine and satellite TV is on at all times.
Round the far side of the bar is a single alcove with old train seating and slightly raised step up. A raised drinking area is at the back of the pub and is no smoking. There is carpet here and note, a display case with more railway objects in a corner. Around the walls are framed cartoon, some colour prints of Bill Tidy's Kegbuster. Seating is a mixture of round and square tables with chairs and stools (some bench seating on the raised area in one corner).
Food is served lunch and evening and is about the same price (½ chicken £4.95) as Wetherspoons, though not as well presented. Not much for vegetarians though. Holds regular beer festivals.
No disabled access. Toilets are on the ground floor but require a security number to gain access to them.
Recently sold by the Head of Steam pub Co. to Fullers. So beer choice has reduced of late.
up to seven guest ales.
3 Cardington Street, Euston
NW1 2LWm (01775) 841184