To celebrate the station’s 150th anniversary, St Pancras International is launching an October beer festival to showcase the station’s long and close relationship with the brewing industry.
From the 1st of October, those who visit the historical destination will enjoy daily beer tasting sessions held on the main concourse, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of a host of beer offers, giveaways and loyalty cards available throughout a selection of the station’s bars, including a brand-new pub, The Barrel Vault.
St Pancras International has long been associated with the beer industry – with 688 cast iron columns included within the design of the station, to be perfectly spaced to fit the width of two beer barrels. In the ten years following the station’s opening in 1868 these vaults, which house the station’s premium retailers today, saw an annual influx of over 200,000 barrels from the Bass Brewery alone. Now, 150 years later, the station is tapping in to its brewing heritage by hosting its first celebratory beer festival.
As part of the festival, the station will be inviting its visitors to sample a number of different beers at a pop-up barrel bar on the main concourse. This includes the St Pancras IPA, which has been specially brewed for the 150th anniversary by London Brewing Company, as well as some of the best brews from the station’s pubs and bars. Tasting sessions will run daily, hosted by The Betjeman Arms, Sourced Market and the newly launched The Barrel Vault (opening on 1st October).