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Gloucester Arms, Knightsbridge - pub details

Previously called: The Gloucester, Finnegans Wake

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Address: 34 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 805) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Gloucester Road (0.3 miles), High Street Kensington (0.4 miles), South Kensington (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations West Brompton (1 mile), Kensington Olympia (1.2 miles), London Paddington (1.3 miles)

Chain: Finnegan's Wake

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 21 users)
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user reviews of 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

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