Wetherspoons: Video - 'I went for a pint in London’s newest Spoons - Euston's The Captain Flinders'

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JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders has opened at 34-38 Eversholt Street, next to Euston Station in Camden.

London’s newest JD Wetherspoon, The Captain Flinders, opened its doors to customers for the first time on Tuesday (January 9) - and we at LondonWorld seized the opportunity to see what it was all about.

Just around the corner from Euston station, in Eversholt Street, the former SophistiCats club has been transformed into a new pub for those waiting for a train out of London.

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The establishment takes its title from the Royal Navy explorer credited for naming Australia, whose remains were discovered by archaeologists working on the Euston Station redevelopment. Flinders’ statue also adorns the square in front of the station, where he is accompanied by his cat Trim.

As far as JD Wetherspoon pubs go, The Captain Flinders certainly has its own distinctive feel. Its carpet’s unique cable patterns are inspired by Euston Station, with its architecture and marble detailing paying homage to Euston’s Great Hall which was demolished in 1960. The pattern also features a hidden cat.

JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett)JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett)
JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett) | Ruben Bennett

The service was exceptionally warm and friendly, and as far as prices go, it’s about what you’d expect for a ‘Spoons' in central London. A pint of Ruddles Best is £3.24, and most pints hover between £4 and £6.50.

The food is as delightfully cheap as you’d find it on the outskirts. A classic beef burger with chips will only set you back £6.79, or £8.36 with a pint.

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While it feels unusually sterile, with particularly pristine toilets, I’m sure it’ll transform into the kind of Spoons we know and love with time.

Inside JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett)Inside JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett)
Inside JD Wetherspoon's The Captain Flinders at Euston. (Photo by Ruben Bennett) | Ruben Bennett

Manager Samantha Pugh said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into The Captain Flinders.

"We are confident that the pub will be a great addition to Euston’s social scene.”

The Captain Flinders opens at 6:30am every day, closing at midnight, Sunday to Thursday, and at 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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