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The Huntley

Huntley Bar UCLU

The writings of Samuel Pepys from the 17th century describe the pub as the heart of England, and our newest pub, opened in May 2011, has brought to life these traditional roots and combined them with a modern feel. Known as the ‘Barley Corn’ in the 19th century, we have refurbished this Grade 2 listed building into a traditional pub.

On the ground floor there is a long bar with intimate booth seating which gives way to three open-plan rooms on the first floor – ideal for relaxing and catching up with friends over a glass of traditional ale, or a more modern drink of your choice. The Huntley blends the old and the new, bringing to UCL the cosy atmosphere of a traditional pub with traditional ales homed in a modern, relaxed environment for friends to meet and converse.


Usual term-time opening hours

Monday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Thursday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Friday: 12pm - 1:30am
Saturday: 7pm - 1:30am (Term 1 & 2 only)
Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Opening Hours

Monday: 4pm-10pm
Tuesday: 4pm-10pm
Wednesday: 4pm-10pm
Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Due to The Huntley being a popular venue for all students, the bar is not available for hire for exclusive use.

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Upcoming events


RUMS Prehistoric Party

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 8:00pm

From the Flintstones to Jurassic Park, we want to see your best efforts at travelling back in time to a world before medics. A prize will be given to the best dressed at the Survivor’s Feast, so it’s all to play for. Drop in to the Huntley at 8pm for a (pre)historic evening.