Head Of Steam Euston, NW1 1DN
- 1 Eversholt Street
- NW1 1DN
- Normal 11:00 till 23:00
Now known as the Doric Arch
- Brewery: Fuller's
- Getting there: From Euston Station, turn away from the trains and walk across the left-hand side of the courtyard at the front of the station, towards the buses. The pub is on the left.
In November 2005 the pub was taken over by Fuller's, before this, it was a free house. To their credit, Fuller's have preserved the character of the pub, with its drawings by Bill Tidy, and its collection of railway paraphernalia. The pub has now being renamed to "The Doric Arch".
Also to their credit, Fullers are continuing to sell real ales from other breweries. There is a bank of 5 pumps for Fuller's beers, and another bank of 5 pumps - 4 for guest ales and 1 for Westons cider. The guest ales included Joseph Holt's Bitter (from Manchester), Archers, and a brew from Hopback.
Also on offer was a good range (6 different types) of single malts.
Was lunch time and early evening. Need to check this as it has probably changed since Fullers took it over.
The pub is in the concourse by Euston Station, near the east end of the bus station; the main body of the pub is upstairs and overlooks the bus station. About 1/3 of the pub is a non-smoking area (the raised platform at the south end). A very odd kind of background music.
Remember when ordering to ask what the code for the loo is - the toilets are downstairs, and to prevent their being used by undesirables, they are secured with a four-lever push-button combination lock.
Checked Nov 2005. The pub has a licence till 12:00 every day, but only intend to use this for special occasions. In other words, the pub keeps normal 11 till 11 hours.