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been closed for nearly 2 years, squatters are living in it despite being evicted at least 3 times,
nowthenourkid - 10 Aug 2012 23:03
I worked in this pub 1986 and 87 when Tom and Hilda ran it ( very well ) it was a grat pub , I worked with Caroline and Eileen both Irish girls who were great but I don't know where they are now . Sorry to hear about the pubs demise , as said Tom and Hilda made it work well.I hope to call in one day for a trip down memory lane.
Jason1986 - 7 Jun 2012 10:15
Closed. Thank God.

DanLeyland - 21 Jul 2011 15:21
what has happened to this once great pub. it used to be brimming with fun and good food now its a run down shadow of its self very dissapointing indeed.
a sad place to revisit needs investment and drive.....
Darken123 - 28 Feb 2010 08:23
I was greeted by a very friendly barmaid before I even got to the bar and was served a well poured pint of Guinness, although it wasnít the best quality. A standard draught selection was available along with Staropramen as well as Pride, but the Greene King IPA was off Ė which isnít a bad thing.

Sky Sports is shown and there is a plasma screen in the front bar and two in the back bar along with a couple of pool tables and a dartboard, but I didnít spot the third table or the table football advertised above.

The music was a little loud, but I canít argue with a little Hendrix being overbearing on the ears!

This would be the sort of place I would pop to on a lunch break from work for some pub sports, but I wouldnít go out of my way to drink here any other time.
Strongers - 16 Oct 2009 23:04
The beer was good, service quick, and a BBQ outside. The Assie manager was a a character. All in all a good visit!
Barfiddler - 25 Jul 2009 14:45
If you are a fan of traditional British pubs then this is not the place for you. It was like being on the set of an American sitcom. Absolutely disgusting.
nickthefish - 29 Dec 2008 09:36
Decent pub, right outside the tube, but didn't feel like a commuter pub. Good place to meet for a pub crawl cause they have chairs and tables out front instead of a garden in the back. Pint (London Pride) was relatively fresh and not bad at all, lots of space inside. I'd go again.
TherockFFC - 30 Sep 2008 19:10
good pub has lots on and the PS2 has been replaced finally.any sign of a PS3 that would really rock!.
squeeze the area manager I hear he is a bit of a rising star!.
darken - 26 Apr 2007 08:29
been in recently on a Thursday and was very happy to discover they had comedy nights on in the function room, great acts and just for a fiver, not bad at all. o yeah, the bar staff is hot.
anonymous - 1 Apr 2007 13:08
Great place, even on a match day, maybe loud and crowded but everyone seems more the relaxed older crowd with their families rather than trouble causers. The playstation is back, great for killing time. The local pool players seem to be a bit clingy to the table in the back but luckilly they have two.
Corp - 29 Jan 2007 19:17
Bit of a confusing place but nothing bad about it. Great for travellers who want a drink when waiting for trains
Will2 - 6 Aug 2006 23:29
Do live music here sometimes, didnt stay long enough to find out how good it was. Good place to go to start or end a pub crawl or just wait for a train as the station is over the road
aleman - 6 Aug 2006 17:06
Me again, forgot to say the food is absolutly amazing!!!!!!!!!!
earlscourtlocal - 12 Jul 2006 21:08
Went to this pub on a sunny day, great service, good looking bar staff. just what i like in a pub. great music. great atmosphere. bit pricey but its what you expect in the area. lovely pub. will definatly go there again!
earlscourtlocal - 12 Jul 2006 21:06
£8.25 for a Blanc and 2 diet cokes, it was a match day or is it always that much of a rip off?
scooterroy - 23 May 2006 20:41
Extremely grim little bar - very handy for the cemetry and Earl's Court however, so bet it does an OK trade. No real ale. Expensive.
anonymous - 18 Apr 2006 10:11
I remembered another name. Gemma - where r u now and what r u up to?
anonymous - 4 Oct 2005 00:26
I was a barmaid in 96 - 97 and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Meet my husband there. Worked with Steve,Cheryl,John,Riet,and several others and I feel really bad. I cannot remember their names. Allen our manager well he had some stories to tell and I miss u so much and u will always b in my prayers.
Fantastic Pub by the way but sorry not the same with the Welshman. Who ate all the pies?
anonymous - 4 Oct 2005 00:16
Brilliant pub, great atmosphere and very friendly staff and management....dont live in the area, but dont mind travelling here. Keep up the good work guys
anonymous - 4 Sep 2005 23:52
A Cracking pub, great food and fun atmosphere a few fit girls and really friendly staff which in this area is a nice surprise,perfect are they open for the Lions tour ? hope so PS where is the PS2
anonymous - 16 May 2005 16:43
I was Assistant Manager at the Tournament from June 1996 until January 1997.
Allen Piper was the Manager (You taught me a lot Allen, helped me when I needed it and were a great friend....You are greatly missed and I will always remeber you).
Also there at the time were Cheryl, John, Kerry, Merita and several others whose names will come to me when I have posted this message!
I had a great time and have a lot of good memories from the Tournament.
If anyone remembers me and wants to get in touch please send a message.

brightonsteve - 8 May 2005 21:25
I worked at the Tournament from April 98 - Dec 98. Allen Piper was the manager, Dennis the assistant manager. I was one of four barmaids: Lacey from Canada, Sara (me) from America, Ann-sofie from Sweden, and Lisa from Sweden. Does anyone know what happened to Allen? This was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life, I agree that I cannot beleive I was paid to have so much fun! It was like a swedish sorority house. Feel free to contact me if you remember me.
Sara_California - 3 Mar 2005 21:42
Regarding Tom and Hilda, yes, I remember them very well. I have many fond memories of the Tournament, and Tom in particular, who employed me as a barmaid back in the fall of 1979. Gave me my first job in the UK, a stint which lasted 7 years. I remember a pool table in the back bar, lots of "Radar Love" on the jukox, and a bottle of champagne (on the house, of course), on my birthday. Had an absolute riot while working there. Couldn't believe I was getting paid for having so much fun!
anonymous - 21 Jan 2005 20:05
When were Tom & Hilda here ? I know the Current Manager (not a bad bloke) & The One before Him (RIP Alan). Were they long in the bad old days when this place was a right Sh*thole full of Scottish Tw*ts and fights.You all might wanta visit and try it out now really great food & friendly staff and Two Greaty pool Tables,Stop Living in the past try it when Chelsea are not at home
anonymous - 8 Jan 2005 15:49
Dont Know of Tom & Hilda must have been a few years ago eh.Had a fantastic meal there and really enjoyed the chilled out atmosphere really handy for Earls Court concerts.We shall be going back next time we are in the Area
anonymous - 8 Jan 2005 15:38
I remember when Tom and Hilda had the Pub and i have to say they were execellent at running the pub
however since there departure it has dramatically gone down the drain.
Marsha - 3 Sep 2004 15:52
It's been done up recently so it's a bit more like a wine bar. odd lighting and wall coverings. One area in the pub attracts the "look at me I think I'm in a boy band" style jumped-up know-nothings that you associate with Chelsea Football Club. Lots of girls who think they are Tara PT but a really more like Jade from Big Brother. Beer is the same as before.
Terry G - 14 Nov 2003 15:58
This gaff is opposite a graveyard. I think you know what I mean when I say that some of the clientelle are rather shifty. You can never tell if the customers are mental or simply Australian. Too many football fans for my liking and also attracts stalkers. Beer is fine and the food is more than acceptable
Dave - 20 Oct 2003 15:54
Reasonable pub when not over run by Chelsea racists and horrible skinheads who belch loudly and blow it in peoples faces. I wouldn't recommend bringing a bird here on matchdays
Anal Alan - 17 Oct 2003 15:23
Not bad, but not particularly outstanding either. Reasonable selection of reasonably average beers. Nothing to write home about, but it's basically next door to Earl's Court so if you fancy a pint at lunchtime during a conference or something, it's ideal. The Atlas round the corner is much better, though.
Chris - 30 Aug 2003 19:06
anyone remember this pub when it was run by Tom and Hilda
anonymous - 16 May 2003 22:09

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