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Elm, West Kensington

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nowthenourkid - 8 Jun 2013 10:31
Basic boozer. Very busy on a Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, no real ale so we didn't stop.
cheshirecat - 5 Mar 2011 10:05
Very basic boozer. Staff were frendly and they have a great little court yart out the back. good music playing also!!
beaf1981 - 15 Apr 2008 08:52
Great working class boozer - takes you back to the 70's. Really glad there are still places like this thriving in Fulham. And long may it continue.
rachaelov - 12 Apr 2008 22:13
WOW. My friend Robin and I were just two american "birds" visiting London for vacation or "holiday" On our first night we stumbled upon the elm on north end. the crowd was quiet at first but warmed up to us quickly. we ended up going there every night for a "night cap" and became great friends with all the folks there. They were so friendly, fun, and helpful to us (suggestions on places to go etc) We had a wonderful time. If you like people and are friendly this is the place to go! again, a great group of true londoners! Can not wait to go back!
lou1968 - 27 Mar 2008 17:39
I've been going in here over 20 years, it has changed but not much. The darts probably keep it going though but it's still a nice place and I don't even live in W14 anymore.
phillper0906 - 16 Feb 2008 04:02
When I arrived in London all alone, the people in The Elm made me feel so welcome. It soon became my second home and now when I have moved back to my native country again The Elm is the thing I miss the most from my time In England. A true gem.
Olof - 17 Feb 2006 09:55
Not bad when you consider the area it's in.Going in one day,I was expecting the same crowd that the nearby Seven Stars attracts.Not so.The barmaid was very jolly and made us feel very welcome,the cider was fine and the toilets were clean. Did't stay too long,but the regulars seemed to be ok.A place to revisit maybe.
Mr.Raffles - 18 Nov 2005 20:00
We were not sure what to make of 'The Elm' on our recent visit. Remarkably unpretentious and a lot tidier on the inside than it looks on the outer, complete with trophies and 'News of the World' Pontoon league. We put the year at about 1978, yet the prices were surprisingly up to date.

The clientele seemed like they virtually lived in the place and the sight of necomers seemed to make everyone stand to attention. This may be the kind of pub that a few visits gets you admitted in to the 'inner circle' but whether this ageing bunch of Cheesman's Terrace/Desborough House council estate dwellers is worth getting to know we'll see.

A few more visits needed and an assessment (up or down) in a few weeks perhaps.
Sparhawk2 - 14 Apr 2005 11:09
A strange survivor given the Old Oak down the road and the Seven Stars on the other side of the road. Who drinks here? But it seems to maintain a darts team by the look of the trophies over the bar. I think if you asked for food you'd be told there's a chipshop down the road (and a boy in it who thinks he's Elvish). Dan whose sarcasm rivals that of Father Jack may scoff, but if you went to the bar in the Elm and said DRINK! they'd know what you were talking about.
beeronaut - 27 Jun 2004 22:44
Forgot to mention that the Elm is also home to a cultural phenomenon and London's newest tourist attraction. James "Scouse Fisher" is officially the oldest man in the UK and he is still going strong most nights in the Elm sipping away at a pint of mild.
Dan - 26 Mar 2004 14:04
Gutted this pub is now on beerintheevening as everyone will now be flocking to the Elm. Truly one of London's untapped gems, a homely, unpretentious atmosphere, with a selection of fine wines from across the globe, including Liebfraumilch. Many a night have I passed away the time, indulging in intellectual conversation with the friendly bar staff and the locals. Before I found the Elm I was just another member of society but now I constantly have a warm glow and feel like I have found my family. Cant recommend the place highly enough.
Dan - 26 Mar 2004 10:20
Basic and honest. No pretensions here and a bit of an oasis in a desert of over-decorated theme pubs.

Not too sure about "Men Behaving Badly" but this boozer used to feature in the opening credits of "Nationwide". Hows that for fame?
John - 25 Feb 2004 13:29
a pub fronm the old school. real spit and saw dust place, which makes a nice change from the other trendy bars around fulham. An added bonus is that it remarkably like the pub in "men behaving badly".
alex - 18 Feb 2004 16:37

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