Best bars in UK train stations

When you find yourself waiting for the train, what do you usually do? Take a walk around the station and find out if there is a restaurant or pub you can relax in! Kill an hour or so with one of your favourite beverages at some of these top British train station bars. If you find any more amazing train station stops, let us know on Twitter!

The Centurion, Newcastle Central Station (NCL)

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Photo credit: The Centurion

Believe it or not, this incredible bar used to be the waiting room in the station’s early days. It was designed by John Dobson, who is responsible for more of the amazing buildings around the Newcastle City Centre, in 1893. The Centurion is a welcoming bar. The sports shown on the television are entertaining but not invasive, the atmosphere is unrivalled and it only gets better as the day goes on. If you ever find yourself passing through Newcastle, pop in for one or two swift ones – you’ll not regret it.

The Booking Office, St Pancras International

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Photo credit: The Booking Office

St Pancras’ watering hole used to be the old ticket booth. It has now been modernised with a 29-metre bar around the Grade I listed ticket booth. The Booking Office isn’t just for travellers – they host parties for up to 250 guests, seat dinner parties of up to 12 people and have bar snacks, canapés and sharing boards available for all customers! Join in on the fun if you’re ever in town!

York Tap, York Station (YRK)

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Photo credit: York Tap

This Edwardian building is situated in the heart of the city. The bar stands as a wonderful feature at the station and is also a favourite to some of the locals. The award-winning York Tap has much to be proud of with their careful selection of fine wines, nibbles menu and the ideal range of European Pilsner and American craft beer. When you’re in York, make sure you put this bar on your list of places to visit.

If you think there should be more train station bars on this list, let us know! You can buy train tickets to all of the above train stations at www.nationalrail.com.