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Fox and Pheasant, Fulham

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user reviews of the Fox and Pheasant, Fulham

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Called in on Friday afternoon. It was absolutely dead. Lovely little pub with loads of character. The bar staff were friendly enough whilst watching the snooker. Green King beers were well kept.
dan76uk - 3 May 2016 10:09
We are very disappointed to have to leave such a negative review but have never been treated in such an appalling way. A party of 10 of us came to celebrate a friend's birthday. We sat at some tables and bought some drinks (around 6) to begin with. The barman hovered around, then asked antagonistically if those were the only drinks we were getting. We were quite surprised as this didn't seem an unreasonable amount and we'd only just arrived. A few moments later the manager appeared and aggressively told us this wasn't a library and that we had to buy more drinks if we wanted to stay. We showed the drinks we had bought and by this time the barmen had become very heated. They were insistent that we had not purchased enough and were taking up too much space, but the pub was by no means crowded. Trying to ask for a proper explanation we were treated very rudely. Upset by this reception we moved outside with barely started drinks and were told to 'piss off'. We took a photo of the pub to use as evidence of our treatment, whereupon we were chased away by the second barman. We were an eclectic and unusual looking group, but acting in a thoroughly reasonable, quiet and unthreatening manner, wanting only to peacefully celebrate a birthday. We were treated with inexplicable hostility and thoroughly recommend avoiding this terrible pub at all costs.
harrymint01 - 26 Oct 2013 20:57
Interesting little pub down a private road. Beer was from the GK stable but reasonably well kept. Split into a bar and a lounge and from a door in the latter, a man in dressing gown and slippers (presumably the landlord) would emerge to talk to the friendly barmaid. He may well have chatted to punters too if there had been any besides us. Don't know why it was so quiet (we were in on a Sunday and a Wednesday) because it was far better than the rotten but busier pubs at nearby Fulham Broadway. Maybe we just picked the wrong nights. Would certainly drop in again if in the area.
Kenny260556 - 2 Oct 2013 21:59
Having read the reviews it's clear why it all went a bit quiet when I tried to engage the patron in a bit of banter...fortunately (for me it seems) he managed to take it in the spirit it was meant.

I really liked the place anyway: loads of character, I enjoyed the beer and the food. Was sorry that time was not on my side for the visit, could have spent ages there.
eddybeer - 7 Feb 2013 20:51
have visited this pub and always been treated with courtesy. surprised at the comments about the landlord, as the bloke who served me was ok(if the same guy). The IPA was excellent,and we continued chatting even when he learnt i was a hammer....! best pub in the area IMO
natalinbrazil - 11 Mar 2010 17:47
Nice location and could be a good little pub. Just a shame about the attitude of the staff.
Badger25 - 10 Dec 2009 18:13
Great pub, maybe a little expensive. The Abbot Ale is always well kept. I have been coming here for over ten years now, it's only two minutes walk to Stamford Bridge . Very busy match days. However there is a covered beer garden at the back.
shed16 - 16 Apr 2009 06:31
This pub is a throwback to another age. It's got a real old world charm (no juke box or primary colours), and Ben the landlord knows how to look after a beer cellar - it's always a good pint. However, balance that against the attitude of the staff which is simply atrocious. The landlord has a very short temper and frequently has blazing rows with customers in front of a horrified clientele, and one of the bar staff had a fist fight with one of the regulars last week! Net result is most of the previous regulars drink in the Pelican or the Butcher's Hook these days, and this pub - which could be a goldmine - is often empty.
sammylee - 30 Mar 2009 13:39
This is a low-ceilinged two-room pub with plenty of dark wood, located in a small terraced road just off the Fulham Road. Only GKIPA and Abbott Ale on the GKIPA at 3.00 a pint is a tad overpriced in my view. As you enter the pub you are faced with the side of the smallish central bar, which would undoubtedly have been used for off sales at some stage. The TV was on in the left hand (public) bar showing (of course!) the Villa v Chelsea game, watched by a handful of locals.

This pub has the feel of a backstreet local to me, with comfortable seating and friendly bar staff. Its worth a visit, but probably only one visit unless you are a fan of Greene King ales.
RexRattus - 21 Feb 2009 23:04
Very homely little pub, like stepping into a time-warp somewhere in the sticks. Quite quiet when we visited on Saturday evening (post footie,snooze and shower). Mine hosts and bar staff friendly and helpfull, and the characters we got talking to were eccentric and lovable. We will definately make this a port of call as often as we can.
ChelseaScotsFans - 29 Oct 2007 11:08
This place smells of stale smoke! Plus the food and service are terrible. A real shame, cause it looks so pretty from the outside (it's in a sweet little cobbled mews near the football ground) - really they just need some nicer staff, better beer and a refurb (so not much then!). If there's a chelsea match on though, this is the closest place for a pre-match pint. Always heaving with fans.
spaniels - 14 Jun 2007 15:05
Wonderfully unpretentious traditional pub in an area where you wouldn't expect there to be one.

Quite rightly listed on CAMRA's Inventory of Pubs with Unspoilt Interiors. Do visit if you're in the area - unless there's a CFC game on !

Only downside if that it's a Greene King pub, so the beer's not great.
JohnBonser - 29 May 2007 13:19
Wonderful cosy pub which is a complete surprise to discover, hidden away near Stamford Bridge. Leonard Rossiter used to live next door. A gem!
Alph_river - 25 Sep 2006 22:53
Gorgeous little old pub near Stamford Bridge.

You have to be worth a packet to live next door but absolutely charming and really friendly.

You can play darts and they have a killer board already set up. John the landlord is ace.
anonymous - 13 Sep 2006 18:02
Superb pub,unspoilt and great beer.Is near the footy ground ,often have away fans mixing in a friendly atmosphere.The only downside is it obviously occasionally frequented by Snobby gets like the gentlemen who commented below!
Henners - 28 Jul 2006 21:33
Its like a country pub 3 miles from the West End went in there with a Chelsea mate recently and was a little jealous that this pub couldn`t be transported a mile nearer Craven Cottage because its wasted on that lot, only joking lads , seriously, its a lovely pub
TSW - 3 May 2006 19:41
Nice old fashioned little pub which hasnt aqquired the pretence of alot of the pubs in the fulham/chelsea area!
On the comment of a saturday you will find that the chelsea scumbags the comment below describes are more likely to use the shed bar, just in case you are worried about bumping into these awful working class people!
The last comment is sarcasm.
juzza - 7 Apr 2006 15:17
Classic traditional pub, unusual to find a pub like this in this type of area. Close to Chelsea FC, so you probably want to avoid going on match days, unless you like scumbags. Well worth visiting otherwise, recommended - an enjoyable visit yesterday afternoon.
JohnBonser - 9 Jan 2006 13:22
Great pub, shame the beer is so pricey though.
MisterX - 5 Dec 2005 17:45
This pub is a hidden gem! The Greene King range is well kept. Landlord Ben is doing a good job with it!
Finn - 26 Oct 2005 18:02
Good pub, beer good and friendly crowd and staff. Match days it can be packed before the game, after the game as well but the landlord has now started to keep the post match numbers under control by handing out 'Access' tickets to the regulars and known faces. So if you turn up on spec after a game you might not get in. Away fans are allowed but you are not likely to see certain teams entertained like Spurs & Arsenal, and the boss doesn't like Everton as he's had problems with them before.
mark1208 - 12 Oct 2005 10:36
Absolutely fantastic pub. A real village pub in the heart of London.
libero - 21 Sep 2005 11:18
Arguably one of the finest pubs in London: great crowd, very friendly and an excellent beer.
Mark Whelan - 26 Aug 2004 14:53
really lovely pub. highly recommended.
mark - 1 Aug 2004 17:36
A great CFC match day pub.Good beer,but match days "plastic glasses".Abbot Ale is good pint.I always find both staff and fellow fans very friendly,aways fans are fine to have a pint in here.It does get rather packed match days but apart from that you can't beat it!
David Andrews - [email protected] - 16 Mar 2004 15:42
Great for matchdays if you are a Chelsea fan, not so great on matchdays if you are not. Be prepared to see the whole street around it crowded with blue shirts before a game.

People are mostly friendly though, and you can see fans of the opposing team often drinking here with no problems.
Gaute Lindkvist - 30 Sep 2003 23:53
A pleasant, small, two-bar local just off the Fulham Road, serving Greene King Ipa and Abbot Ale in good condition. Limited food. Dartboard. Small colour tv for sports. Friendly staff and locals. Give the place a try and see what you think.
Lee - [email protected] - 28 Mar 2003 18:13

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