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Britannia Tap, West Kensington

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user reviews of the Britannia Tap, West Kensington

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Has been closed and boarded up for quite some time. Expect conversion to non-pub use.
carstenp - 15 May 2014 20:39
I liked this. The Youngs was well kept, the landlady was friendly & the sausage roll only £1.00. Small & intimate
Wilson_MacDonald - 25 May 2011 20:59
Curious sort of place, probably suffering a bit from the only other pub in the area following the Radnor Arms closure - the Warwick Arms - being almost next door. More down to earth than its near neighbour, it offers three real ales from the Youngs/Charles Wells stable, with excellent Bombardier at a reasonable (for the area) £3.00 per pint. Good, if loud, jukebox. Small patio beer garden out back.
rpadam - 23 Apr 2010 23:26
Pub was quite empty but I loved it. The place looks great, the staff are friendly and the Thai food was really good too.
cmofish - 21 Nov 2008 09:51
I quite liked this pub although Iíve only been once and it was almost empty. The beers are Youngs and they also have a bottled range, I had a nice bottle of Double Chocolate Stout. Itís only a small pub but does have a real fire and a heated outdoor patio area that is part covered. I wonder whether it struggles a bit because it doesnít really look like a pub, its next to a restaurant and with its adverts for Thai food and the shuttered windows it looks a bit like a restaurant itself. OK place for a beer though.

Millay - 3 Feb 2008 21:43
£2.99 for a pint of indifferent Bombadier!. Not in the same league as the late, lamented Radnor
stevecole - 19 Jun 2007 13:53
Surprised that no one has posted on this pub since my last effort below in November 2005, which was complimentary. Unfortunately my visit yesterday was disappointing. Now serving Thai food again - not that I have a problem with that per se - but it no longer feels like a pub any more. For some unknown reason, the seats at the front of the pub by the window have been taken out, as though they are actively trying to discourage drinkers. Michelle and Gary have presumably moved on, sadly, as I quite warmed to them when I met them in November 2005. There were only 3 customers in the pub last Sunday lunchtime at about 1.30 and none of them were regulars, so seemingly this pub has no regular custom at all. Very disappointing - beer was only moderate at best - and I can't see myself rushing back here again.
JohnBonser - 12 Feb 2007 10:46
Now run by new teneants - Michelle and Gary - who have turned it back into a traditional pub. The Thai food operation has now gone and a Sunday roast is now served. Quiz nights have been introduced. Already customers seem to be returning to this pub, even though it's only been reopened for approx 3 weeks. I found the pub warm and friendly yesterday lunchtime and hope to return sooner rather than later. Go along and see for yourself. And no, this posting is not being written by the pub management
JohnBonser - 7 Nov 2005 09:07
sat in garden sorry guys but it bloody well stinks maybes you dont notice anymore but i wont be back tell the local council to sort it out
anonymous - 27 Jul 2005 18:05
I popped in last Saturday lunchtime. Was the only customer in by 12 a m, despite the fact that it had opened at 11. Friendly Australian barmaid, but the pub was cold. Why open windows when there's no heating and it's cold and blowy outside ? The poor girl looked as though she was freezing
It seems that locals here prefer the nearby Warwick Arms, literally a stone's throw away
JohnBonser - 16 May 2005 13:13
Tiny, cosy and very attractive pub which is well looked after. The female bar staff are welcoming and the Youngs beer is well priced. Unfortunately the customers give off a strong vibe of "this is a local pub for local people" - and given how crowded it is, that makes it hard to relax. Other negative points are the gigantic TV screen showing football, and loud disco-style music. It's obviously wildly popular with regulars but I can't recommend it to solo visitors. The best pubs in this area are the Cumberland Arms (superb food and atmosphere), the Crown and Sceptre (lively warm fun atmosphere, good food, great prices), and (in a quiet, airy, laid back sort of way) the Hand and Flower.
foxski - 9 Apr 2004 00:13
Yes it is in Kensington, loved by Camra & SPBW, good Youngs Beers at a sensible price. Agree with Lee regarding GO TO THE RADNOR NEXT (sorry for the shout).
Everyone welcoming in here.
Tim C - 16 Oct 2003 17:52
this pub if on warwick road is in kensington (royal borough kensington and chelsea) and NOT west kensington in the borough of hammersmith and fulham-the boundary line is the bridge and railway line -all things on the right side are posh expensive ok yar dahling..-all on the other side are considerably more lack lustre -incl the pubs!!
kisskisskiss - 5 Sep 2003 15:15
Nice boozer, Agree totally with Tim re both food and beer.
Rod - 2 Sep 2003 18:29
A great local, I went there after GBBF and had some excellent Youngs and delicious Thai food.
Tim - 30 Jul 2003 13:09
A lovely cosy little pub in Warwick Road opposite the Homebase. Youngs beers in excellent condition. This pub is well worth a visit. No music. Small beer garden. A good pub to include on a crawl with the Radnor Arms.
Lee - Lee.A.Newton@jobcentreplus.gov.uk - 25 Mar 2003 17:21

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