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Gloucester Arms, Knightsbridge

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We called in Queens Arms prior to an event but the incredibly loud racket in there by people not content with chatting but shouting and loudly laughing deafened us, and this was a late Sunday afternoon. We walked to the Gloucester which was quieter and we could get food without a great long wait. The shared fish platter was not bad at all, the Old Golden Hen real ale excellent. The three bar staff were all eastern European as English was not their first language. At least we could eat and drink for a couple of hours in relative peace.
Paul_Rochdale - 4 Dec 2012 22:32
I used to live in this area about 15 years ago but hadn't wandered up to this end of Gloucester Rd since then. Many of the old shops have disappeared and the old Harrington pub is now a French cafe. Only the splendid Da Marios pizzeria remains from the area I remember. The Gloucester was a pretty run down pub then but after doing a spell as a plastic Paddy establishment (called Finnegans Wake if I recall correctly) it has revived as the Gloucester and undergone a sympathetic refurbishment.

The pub itself is an L shaped single room with loads of seating ( high and low) and several flat screens mounted on the wall for sport viewing. Decor is mostly dark wood and the pub has a pleasant atosphere that makes it easy to imagine spending a whole evening here.

The ales on pump were Youngs London Gold, Spitfire, and Doom Bar. I've noticed recently that Spitfire is now on offer in many non-SN pubs and Doom Bar is almost everywhere so the brewers involved must be making considerable efforts to get their products in view.

I liked this pub and would return here if in the area.
murgatroyd - 7 Nov 2010 10:24
Not the best pub. The lady serving as was very rude, but the other staff was ok . Will come back
endi2 - 22 Mar 2010 21:32
This pub is the usual place my team end up in when we are celebrating birthdays and such like. Went in today for lunch and what a great improvement since last time - has it changed management? food was great and service was very friendly, can't wait till the next birthday in the team!
sturpy - 31 Jul 2009 15:42
I've been in twice to watch sport on TV (they have Sky Sports). Each time, at 3pm in the afternoon it has been brilliantly sunny outside, but inside the lights have been full on, which was a bit distracting. Today I asked the woman behind the bar 'why do you have your lights on?', to be told 'because I want to', which was later followed by 'because it's too dark otherwise'. Functional it is. Friendly it isn't.
fluiman - 27 Jun 2009 17:29
Good for a pint of Pride and a bowl of chips - which was not too big a bowl either, what is it with so many eating places that give you too much and charge you for it? Then people are surprised that we have such a problem with being the obesity boys. That as I say was not the case here. It is also suitable dark and brass-shiny unlike the bland 'ooh don't say the p-word' (that's 'pub') approach that is killing our taverns as surely as anything in Chesterton. I would return.
rainlight - 12 Jun 2008 09:37
big, unpretentious pack-'em-in and serve-'em-quick place.
mozzzzzz - 14 Aug 2007 17:48
One of the better pubs in the area. Friendly staff and decent beer. Keep it up.
carlr - 28 Apr 2007 17:25
I can only agree with both Boony and his friend Marc, although the Guinness is that much sweeter when they're paying for it.

This pub needs a dartboard.
Mike_D - 6 Apr 2006 16:44
Much-improved following refurbishment, spacious with plenty of seating.Decent guinness, and efficient and attentive bar staff.Can get busy when football is on the big screen. Busy carpet.

My mate Marc says it's cheap and a good session boozer - he's wise, and what he says is good enough for me.
boony - 6 Apr 2006 16:39
Now refurbished and reverted to its original name of The Gloucester.
nickdavies - 1 Jul 2005 12:59
The only local pub in the area, wonderful staff with a sense of humour!
Bernie - 13 May 2004 14:03
Spent many afternoons in this one. A lot of people have fled here from other establishments. Lots of action being on the corner with Gloucester Road. Very nice pints poured here!
DWM - 20 Nov 2003 19:25
This pub was on my way to University every day so therefore it was also on my way back! Stopped more than once for lunch and a pint or two. The prices are reasonable, the lager tasty and the food was delish! Definite recommendation!
karenjoan35 - 24 Jul 2003 21:01

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