An article from The St Pancras Chronicle in March 1972 describes how the current building was nearly demolished to make way for a new office complex, but clearly fate stepped in and we are still standing here proudly today." So they you have it, although it doesn't mention it owes its fine 1930 style to AE Owen of Truman, Hanbury and Buxton.
A very nice it is too. Not cheap though - the Crop Circle was £3.80 a pint, but was very quaffable. Lovely barmaid, lots of bare wood and a spartan but not plain nor boring interior with a unspoilt feel. Stained glass windows look out to the drinking street out the back. All very cool, calm and relaxing on a warm evening - but I'm sure it can get loud when it's busy.