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CLOSED - If it reopened on 1st September then it must have closed again as is was shut at around 8.30 last night (18th Sept); the website confirms that it's closed though there's clearly a market as all the other pubs in the Grey's Inn Road area were going, especially The Duke (of York) over the road.

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Lady Ottoline

(formerly King's Arms)

11a Northington Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 2JF

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 5.00 pm

Owner

Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

Closed suddenly end June 2016 as operators the Affinity Group had gone into receivership. Reopened in Feb 2018 under the auspices of Market Taverns who amongst other things run The Market Porter, Borough and the more nearby Perseverance.

It is a single bar pub, just off Gray's inn Road, that from the outside still shows its Charrington's past. There has been a pub on this site from at least 1756, originally backing onto the stables of a local brewery. The previous incarnation, The Kings Arms was North London CAMRA Pub of the Season Spring 2003. The bar features large wooden tables and chairs with a long wooden bar and modern back gantry. The two entrance ways are interesting in themselves while the two upstairs rooms have been converted to table service dining rooms. The toilets are downstairs. The main bar still feels pub-like, with a traditional pub menu and the ales on offer have definitely improved since reopening. The bar features a TV screen but it was silent at the time of this survey.

Lady Ottoline was, amongst many things, a strong supporter of the Bloomsbury Set, a literary hostess and patron of the arts. She once had properties in nearby Bedford Square & Gower St.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Tiny Rebel Cwtch
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs rooms can be booked for private dining/events.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Upstairs.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Lady Ottoline

11a Northington Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 2JF

Sat Nav Reference

51.522, -0.1147

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

Nearby Station (750m)

Farringdon

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (500m)

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