The former Elixir Bar has finally done away with its name and gone in for a rebrand. They’ve swapped Elixir for the much more pub-y The Pack and Carriage. Down on Eversholt Street between Mornington Crescent and Euston, this London staple is the kind of typical craft beer (15 on tap and 30 bottled varieties) and burger den that NW locals know and love, along with a revolving door line up of DJs, local and out of town musicians most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to keep things interesting.
The Pack and Carriage on Eversholt Street in between Mornington Crescent and London Euston knows exactly which side their bread is buttered, albeit more typically about how their pint is poured and how their burgers are made (by hand and with organic organic ingredients). The bar prides itself on its unparalleled range of craft beers on tap and in the fridge (a big claim for this corner of London, as it goes) as well as its no-nonsense attitude to running a bar: there’s great drinks and they throw a hell of a party, but there are few gastro flourishes here besides the organic burgers stacking up in the kitchen from Wednesday to Saturday, and the place is all the better for it.
The team, having disposed of their cumbersome former moniker, have finally become the pub they wanted to be: a craft beer palace with 15 types on tap and 30 in bottles, in the middle of NW London. Deals abound: there’s a happy hour every day until 8pm, and Wednesday sees The Pack & Carriage laying on the midweek madness with a burger, chips and a pint for a tenner, plus cheap cocktails and discount wines all night. For guests looking for a short stagger home, there are few places between Mornington Crescent and Euston that offer a real atmosphere away from the transient, nameless places that are frequented by the rail passengers that block the streets. In The Pack and Carriage, Eversholt Street locals have got a pub that know what their drinkers want: a proper range of beers, great party nights with DJs and musicians from around town and beyond and, more than anything else, a break from Euston Road.
We had a great time. The staff is very friendly, the music nice and not too loud, nice food, all my friends did not know the place but really liked it!
Amazing beers, friendly staff and a small but very tasty burger menu! Edgy decor so not for the at heart but great character and a proper London pub in my book. Thanks guys!
Lovely craft beer selection both on draft and in bottles and cans. Plenty of space even on a Friday night! Very reasonable prices for both drinks and food- which also was excellent! Friendly staff and clientele. Genreally just a very chilled and pleasant place to be!
Yummy hamburgers and home made chips. Good selection of beers and wine. Lovely service. Nice crowd. We went on a Wednesday night and found there were special offers- 25% off bottles of wine, hamburger and beer and wine deals etc. Unexpected bonus! Easy walk to Euston Station for our friend to get her train. Recommended. This is a great place.
Good selection of beers is available, shame the expiry date is not checked by the staff. One of the bottles served was over 2 months out of date. The burgers were ok no more, as for the chips they must have been the worst ever served. Burnt bits fished from the bottom of the fryer is the best way to describe them. and speaking of 'burnt' that is the over all odor of the place. A deep fry smell lingered all the way home that night. That said, the bar staff are knowledgeable and friendly. With some more attention to detail to out of date beer being sold, a revamp of the toilets (desperately required) and a better extractor fan installed the place could become a much better hang out.
Perfect for what I needed - friendly staff, not too busy so we could chat and hear each other, very nice veggie burger. And 25% off wine on a Wednesday, great find!
There was a long wait for food but we weren't in a rush so it was fine. Nice pub, good burgers, and looks like there is a lot going on there. Last night it was a vampires meet up!
Best burger ever!! And the place is so nice and friendly! Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. I would recommend it, especially for a quiet bite before a gig!
The Burger was good and comes with chips. I made the mistake of ordering an extra portion of chips thinking chips were not included. This wasn't made clear to me but then again I should've asked!
Very good live group. Friendly service. More choice in small foods would be nice. I’ll come again. Reservation worked out perfectly thank you very much Adrienne