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user reviews of the Famous 3 Kings (F3K), West Kensington

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Shadow of its former punk days in the of the formative West London Mecca venues.
Reasonably indifferent pub which strangely says it’s located in Fulham which is SW6 not W14 which is West Ken as in next door to the tube station…
Lindacfs44 - 27 Jun 2021 15:55
Pub grub for two with drinks for twenty quid, in London. Say no more, ace, ale not sampled but good selection, will be return.
TommyRogers1979 - 6 Feb 2016 23:02
I had a wonderful day here watching football and rugby.
The venue is large enough to cater for numerous sporting events at any one time and it was great to find a place with Brains Dark on tap.

A great place if you like live sport.

JonnyConsumer - 21 Jun 2013 12:21
Sports bar not a pub?

I was served the worst pint of ale I've ever had in my life in this pub, I sent it back to find there were no other ales on sale :( - Also be aware that the pub charges on the door for sporting events.

This pub is OK if you like larger and sport on screens in every corner I suppose, but this is not a pub in the traditional sense and I won't be returning.

AndyOne - 20 May 2012 09:53
Very good sports venue. Does the full range of Brains beer and also a Brains dark stout which if you ever find yourself in this pub you should try.
Scotsaledrinker - 5 May 2012 09:52
Standard, albeit very big, sports pub. Unexpected Welsh influence (Brains beer on tap) the main interest.tI
curioushistory - 7 Jan 2012 23:40
Large drinking hall next to West Kensington tube station. Had a few ales on, tried the Brains SA which wasn't up to a lot as it's more a lager circuit style haunt. Most comments seem to concentrate on the service and the television sports - rather apt as the ale does seem to take second place.
anonymous - 18 Oct 2010 22:13
Having visited this pub a couple of times over the last few years to watch various sporting events I thought it might be somewhere good to watch the rugby. A few of us went on Saturday to watch the opening games of the 6-nations and were thouroughly disappointed.

The pub was busy, as expected, but very dark and dingy with a lack of fresh air - standing room only with groups giving no consideration to other people around them. Queuing at the bar was taking 30 minutes with many disgruntled drinkers venting their frustrations so not a venue I would recommend to anyone for big sport games.

This is a pity as a few years ago I remember this place being quite good for such occasions.
Mad123 - 8 Feb 2010 13:32
Decent pub with a good atmosphere on sports days. The manager does seem to have a funny policy regarding the sport he shows on the TVs though. He wont change them over even if no ones watching.

For example earlier in the year went in during a lions game. The game was on in the big back room but this was packed way before the start. The front part of the bar was showing the end of the F1, a second division football game, some hockey and a fishing channel. Fair enough great to have the diversity but whn it became clear that absolutely no one was watching with the front section entrirely populated by one table of girls not interested in sport at all and a few tables patiently waiting for it to be seapped over to the rugby making regular trips to the bar asking when this was going to be. The manager refused time and time again but also refused to give an explanation why just a flat refusal. Then 20 minutes in he makes the switch. Nothing had changed in any of the games apart from the F1 which had finished 10 minutes prior to this and was showing the commentators chatting about it, with the sound down.

As I said strange decisions and I can understand you might of had passing trade coming in to watch the alternative sports but come on how many people were likely to come in and settle down to watch the fishing? In the end I saw at least a couple of dozen people either leave or walk in and go out because they couldn't get a good view of the game.

Still staff are friendly though on game day you will have to wait half an hour plus to get drinks. However if you get them in early the atmosphere makes up for it.
theoneandonlyjoe - 30 Oct 2009 11:57
I went last night to watch some lower league footy (Tranmere v Stockport) with my Mrs. Not been in for a few years and remembered some great Champions League nights in here with the manager doing his verey own version of Jeff Sterling as the goals went in.not everyones cup of tee but I thought it was novel anyway!

Was a bit put off by some of these comments about the new management having poor customer service etc-but found nothing of the sort. Ok the who place has had a referb to resemble many a high chain bar-retro floral patterned wallpaper, stools that wouldn't look out of place in Dale Winston's parlor. But I found the service to be spot on. Quick service at the bar. We ordered food and they brought our drinks to our table.

The manager was more than happy to check the time of the footy and which screens it would be on. It was a Monday night so may be different at the weekend but all I would say is don't be put off by what you read on here. Certainly intend to make another visit.
polar_bear - 13 Oct 2009 13:43
Customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Poor organization of seating especially for big sports events. The new owner is very annoying and it is incredible the pub is still in business given his management skills. Definitely will not be visiting this pub again and will gladly take my money elsewhere. Hope to see this pub shut down soon or a change in management where customer service is a priority.
soccerfan - 27 May 2009 23:17
Chelsea Arsenal FA cup day and lots of noise and plastic glass action - young crowd shouting in 20 different languages. Expensive booze. They have Doom Bar for the ale choice and every larger under the sun. Great for a sport day - large room at the back with huge screen and various other screens around. Baseball, tennis, cricket on in front of pub - head spinning with choice! Good atmosphere generally.
gonetolunch - 19 Apr 2009 12:59
I used to eagerly await a visit to this pub living a fair way away. I met a mate in there yesterday primarily to watch the cricket. There were TV's showing stuff that nobody was watching but alas no cricket.

The beer was rancid and the barstaff totally alien in the concept of customer service. I couldn't believe how quiet it was when I entered but it soon dawned on me why it was.

A crying shame as it was once a superb venue. It will be a long time before my next visit.
willesden_seadog - 9 Mar 2009 19:51
At long last, a proper sports pub with proper Ale!!! The beer was in good nick, nosh good as well. Plenty of TVs with different choices in the different parts of the pub. Will return.
Wilson_MacDonald - 20 Feb 2009 10:23
This used to be a great pub to visit until the old landlord left.

The new landlord seems to have a penchant for annoying his paying customers as much as humanly possible. Been in there several times and it's always something different i.e. Not being allowed to sit on a stool when watching football on the big screen (even if the pub is nearly empty) meaning you have to stand for 90 mins and being given some rubbish excuse about fire safety, even though they've always allowed it in the past.
His insistence on showing Eastern European football matches that no-one's watching when everyone is getting crushed trying to watch the rugby on a few screens at the back.
I'm not saying the customer's always right, but everyone I've spoken to says the same thing about the new management. That'll be 20 thirsty punters that spent a lot of money yesterday that will find another pub during the 6 nations that will be grateful to take our money. He may not care, but if enough people do this, he might take notice.
barryscott1 - 9 Feb 2009 12:46
The service in here leaves a lot to be desired. The barman that served me couldnt have looked more disinterested in doing his job if he tried.

The Brains SA Gold was very good and Greene King IPA and Pride were also available alongside a selection of standard and premium lagers. Most of the seating is high tables around the windows looking out onto the high street. There are also some sofas up by the gents toilets that look onto a plasma screen. Some more plasma screens can also be found in the main bar. There is also a back bar, but this was closed during my visit.

This is an ok pub and the sort that you would expect to find on a high street next to a tube station. Its just a pity about the attitude of the barman.
Strongers - 4 Feb 2009 10:38
Really disappointed in this pub...the service I have received from the staff here is generally surly and uncaring...despite this I do go back as it has so many football/sports games on from all over the world...if only the staff were better, this could be so much better with a warmer atmosphere
Having said that if you ask the manager to put a game on, and he can find it on one of the many satellite channels they seem to have, he will so that is worth a cpl of extra points
I_like_beer - 15 Oct 2008 16:32
Was very disappointed that the new manager won't reserve tables for groups planning to gather to watch specific matches. I don't know if this policy will pay off as they've certainly lost out on 20 or so big beer drinkers on what otherwise would be a quietish Tues night.
Roodeye - 22 Jul 2008 13:27
Nice enough place on the inside and so easy to get to being right next door to the tube station - more of a Bar then a pub However be very careful about ordering a soft drink there - they totally fill up the entire glass to the very top with ice first and then pour in the soft drink - by far the most watery cola I've had in London in years and quite expensive. So using the words "No Ice" before every order is very important here.

Also their overhead signs says there are two for one deals available everyday and when we went there at 6pm on a Saturday - there was a single sheet of A4 paper just printed off with a very short list of food available saying sports day menu. The pub is known for showing sports all day, everyday so this could be a permanent menu for all we know. The burger and chips tasted good and was served in quite a nice space saving plate. However the quickly done up menu didn't explain it contains bacon, etc in it either which Jewish or Muslim customers especially might appreciate to know in advance before placing their orders..

Also the wait to be served is very long. When we went there it wasn't all that busy - just 6pm on a Saturday with no major games happening but the staff that were there took forever to serve you and when they did you had to repeat your order several times as they were not native speakers of English, so you struggled a bit to get your order in. This could be such an amazing place to visit on a regular basis but it's all let down by bad service and trying to squeeze every last penny out of the customer for the least amount of effort.
DeeInLondon - 19 May 2008 06:00
Went in last night for the WBA v Saints game. Pride and Brains SA Gold were supposedly available but I'm not sure the Pride was ever on. The Brains ran out towards the end of the evening and they still wouldn't turn the pump clips around.

Had a steak sandwich which was ok but nothing special.

Worth a visit if there is a game you want to see that is clashing with another match. On a Saturday night when I'd visited before they were charging to get in but don't know if they still do.
GuideDogSaint - 29 Apr 2008 13:27
Had an absolute blast in here during the Liverpool Arsenal Champions league game, refreshing to see and hear the game I wanted without another commentary.

Only gripe is the flimsy plastic glasses, other than that great night had by all.

Long may it continue.
dareylee - 19 Apr 2008 19:54
yippee, a new manager has taken over this wonderful pub, I'm sure we will get better service (I hear this new guy is tops)now, and we can watch our sport in peace without someone warbling on a microphone thinking he is bigger than sport itself, I for one will welcome the new manager as I know lots of my/our friends will, I will let you know.
sue25 - 17 Apr 2008 18:27
Rubbish beer selection and huge, average modernised interior so what makes me go back to this pub? Simple, if you're a footy fan then this is the place to watch your game. Great atmosphere during the matches and whatever game you're after you can bet they're showing it in at least one of their bars. Not to be touched though if you don't sports or exited sports fans.
CaptainJamesTPint - 17 Apr 2008 14:23
Very much a sport pub with TV's in every corner, pool tables a 1.50 a go. staff were rude. dont think i will be back....
beaf1981 - 15 Apr 2008 08:48
Only pub I could find that was showing Green Bay Packers game few weeks ago. Loads of screens showing vast array of games, although nobody seems to know what's on which screen 'til 5 seconds before.

Was quiet on arrival but dirty glasses and plates everywhere. Had to object to inch and a half head on beer couple of times. Nachos took 45 minutes and were cold and nasty looking on arrival (oddly, I thought too, served with Sundae spoons).

Aswell as spotting a couple of broken glasses around the edge of the room which stayed for the entirety of the evening I also witnessed my first dropping of a (hip to hairline) stack of glasses, causing nothing less than an impressive glittering spread. Half cleaned up 20 minutes later.

It was absolute carnage, literally... and it must have only been at about a third capacity (some of which should certainly have had 'best before 10pm'badges, notably a man falling blank eyed onto my missus whilst his mate sang one nasal wordless note for several minutes).

On the plus side one of the staff was very pleasant. That's it.

This pub could and should have a lot to offer. This operation is an amateur attempt... including security.
Apunter - 24 Feb 2008 03:41
Fine if your idea of going out to the pub is to watch sport on TV (but slightly disorientating since each of the many screens seems to be showing a different game on a different channel). They even put out copies of the free Friday 'Sport' magazine on the tables for those who can't see the Albanian fourth division game they wanted to watch. Apart from that, there was a reasonable pint of Wickwar 'Rite Flanker' on offer...
rpadam - 23 Feb 2008 17:19
Great place for watching sport, saw Fulham lose another away game at Boro. There seems to be little bars and alcoves showing different games everywhere. Ony gripe is I dont think I could afford to spend a night there, bog standard bottled beers are 3.50, bloody scandalous
TSW - 10 Feb 2008 16:11
Great pub for watching sport, I watched the last round of Euro 2008 qualifiers here, great atmoshpere and loads of different Nationalities.
Good quick service at the bar too, with friendly staff
schultzynz - 4 Dec 2007 09:15
I have used this pub off and on over the past 20 years and have seen it in various guises. Its present form is not my cup of tea but Richard the landlord tries hard to make you welcome. If you like a lively sports bar and are not too fussy what you drink this is for you. If you want a more traditional pub with a good range of real ales try elsewhere.
dagenhamdave - 24 Oct 2007 18:00
Don't go for big Footie games ,they charge 3.50 to get in but give you a bottle of Becks ,but I don't friggin drink lager ! There is also 20p added to the cost of a pint,but the biggest reason why I will never watch a game there again is the annoying DJ talking over the game occasinally ,with comments on the score ,when if we are interested in the game I think we will know the score you Egit.Oh and also they turn of tv screens in some areas so the minor nations can listen to match build up,even though every proper football fan would rather watch any game rather than T.V. pundit drival.Right got that of my chest,nice pint of Brains SA though.
Henners - 18 Oct 2007 08:45
Friendly, packed, fun, and air-conditioned sports bar right bang next to West Kensington tube station. Definitely a winner!
anonymous - 13 Sep 2007 14:26
If I owned a pub, it would be exactly like the F3K. The air conditioning was a godsend on Saturday, as the thermometer nudged 30 outside. Once inside, there are loads of TVs and screens showing sports from all round the world, and with the pub split up into a number of different areas, it's possible to have two or three different commentaries on at once. Drinks prices are reasonable, and the decor/furnishings are top notch. There are two pool tables at the back and fruit machines dotted around here and there. Food is available and the nachos we had were good. A great place, all in all.
kingston_toon - 7 Aug 2007 12:55
Yeah its getting a lot better. Can get very busy on Saturday afternoons for the football and if the rugby is on get in early!

If a Premiership game is being shown somewhere in the world it will be on in here!
Tomi - 1 Mar 2007 11:39
went in yesterday afternoon , was very very surprised , 3 american pool tables , 5 fruit machines , 2 quiz machines , table football, god knows how many big screen tellys all showing different sports , wasnt overly pricey with a pint of fosters and a lemonade weighing in at 4.30 .
the staff were good and friendly , the little manager with the red hair i think i went to college with , either way she is gorgeous .
good beer + good pool+ good surroundings = great pub 9/10 from me wouldve been ten but the toilets werent upto much , first time ive visited would come back again if in the area
romfordir - 8 Feb 2007 11:55
Pleasantly surprised last Friday when I went in on my own to meet someone. The guy behind the bar (maybe the manager/shift manager) was very friendly to everyone, and the lager didn't taste of cleaning fluid. The other staff were smiling too, which never was trhe case when I drank in there a few years back. Although I didn't eat, I saw people who were and the food looked good. Would definatly sample the food in the future.

They also had about 5 different sports events playing,so there was a lot of choice to pass the time while I was sitting on my own - and a free sports suppliment to read.

This place may be totally different in the evenings, but for a Friday afternoon, I had no problems with it.
hammondshamster - 23 Jan 2007 12:19
Why is it famous? Because during the heady days of the late 70's it was one of THE vanues to see the great punk bands. (It was the legendary Nashville where all the big bands played in their early days.

Now its just a shadow of its former self
anonymous - 2 Nov 2006 14:14
For real ale drinkers be warned, on my last tow visits (both on Sundays), no real ales were available, despite several pump clips showing.

Pub itself best suited for the deaf and colourblind...
carstenp - 14 Oct 2006 10:22
Like the idea of having "The Famous" actually in the name of the gaff,..One way to get a rep i guess,..better than saying "The mediocre cavernous sports themed tip" (which it is),,.Gonna take that on board when i finally open my "yet to be decided" themed sh ithole. May call it "The fcking brilliant, such and such" or "The unbelievably good, thingy bar"...........I shall, of course be the self styled "Bum" to rival Paul Ince's self named "Guvnor"....
kmcs - 23 Aug 2006 14:28
be interesting to see what's it's like now it's had a re-furb as it wasn't that bad before hand - only major problem was the very s l o w bar staff. 10 minutes for them to make 2 cocktails?

Not bad for a pint as it's next to the tube station, but there's better places in the area.
hammondshamster - 23 Aug 2006 14:19
OK, went back after the refurb the other day. thought we might just have a quiet one and watch some sports.

Seems most of the TV's are now tuned to MTV.
The interior looks like Justin & whats-his-name? were let loose on it, Bloody awful! the carpet is LOUD, bright red/brown, maybe its to hide the spilt beer? who knows.
The wallpaper .... OMG what happened, someone cut up one of my dads old 70's shirts and glued it to the wall .... PUKE!

There were four of us, we ordered three meals, one desert and some garlic bread to start.
The desert cam out first, about 5 minutes later some cheesy garlic bread arrived which was OK but covered in far too much cheese.
Then the meals started arriving.
My mate had a mixed grill, dont be mislead by the menu, where it pluralises the words (i.e. sausages) dont expect more than one, and a small one at that.
I had the sirloin, which was the best bit of the whole meal, a little over cooked, but you have to expect that in the UK, they dont understand Medium rare
The accompaniments were a let down, a small handful of chips a tablespoon of peas and some other bits and pieces . Very stingy

The last plate to arrive (We have no idea why) was my wives chicken salad, it arrived as a Cesar salad, so we had it sent back (being that she is allergic to the egg whites used in Cesar dressing),
The waitress was very polite and apologised and sent it back, then we made sure she know they had to give it new chicken (not just clean off the old chicken and re-heat it) so she made sure the chef knew how that my wife was allergic to the dressing.

The replacement arrived quite quickly only to have no dressing what so ever!, not even some balsamic vinegar, so we had to complain yet again to get some vinegar for the salad.

To be honest the whole menu is quite boring, everything has become a 2 for 1 deal, and we think they have raised the plate prices slightly to compensate for this.

Unfortunately for such a conveniently located pub, with so much potential, I regretfully have to do an about turn on my previous endorsement.

From now on I can only recommend you go here if you want to get drunk & watch sports!

There is one plus side the outside looks really nice ... which is a good thing as its the most I'll be seeing of this pub in a while!
(Except to watch a major sporting event)

kiwibloke - 21 Aug 2006 09:52
This pub has just undergoe a refurbishment - although cosmetically it looks like Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen may have run riot, it pretty much is the same ol' pub. Paint job on the exterior and the new furnishings make this look quite a smart place. However it still feels like the old pub - if you liked it before, great - otherwise go to the cumberland arms up north end road - a much nicer pub overall
kaf28 - 3 Aug 2006 17:44
If you like sport, like a good atmosphere, dont mind waiting for a pint (buy a pitcher anyway) then this is perfect. Can get very busy and a bit touristy, but that just seems to add to the overall positive vibe.
fink - 27 Jun 2006 14:14
It's come a long way over the last year. It's slowly being converted from a drab and dull place into a first class sports bar. Plasma TVs (supposedly HD) at every possible angle, great staff (and wicked manager), great prices and fun atmostphere makes this place one of the best sports bars I've been to in London. They've got every imaginable sports game available. Even if there's a big and popular match on, if you call ahead, there's a good chance the manager will put your lesser match on a tv somewhere.

I've been told that they're planning a large, weekly NHL night which will recap the weeks hockey games. Music to my ears.
skorch - 26 Jun 2006 13:38
If you want a quintessential english pub with an old balding fat git behind the bar cracking jokes between pulling pints of london pride & serving your prawn flavoured, DONT COME HERE!.

This place is a sports bar, and one of my locals.
The food is average (no worse than a weatherspoons), and you can order you larger in a jug.
But it's comfortable, hang out there when a soccer game is not on and its actually quite civilised.

We have enjoyed many an evening with friends at this pub having a few quiet ones while lounging on the couches.
Brilliant place to come watch your favorite team (I watched most of last years successful Lions tour in there!)

But like I said its a sports bar, and it meets all teh criteria you need in a sports bar (lots of TV's, Lots of different sports playing in different areas, and beer).

If you dont want a sports bar, dont bother coming!

kiwibloke - 24 Jun 2006 16:41
OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH ITS NASTY IN HERE. Mates live nearby. Went in never again. Just want to echo Suzie's comments, she sums it up!!

Don't know what this conwot bloke is saying, he must have been to a different pub. His review doesn't make sense anyway
anonymous - 22 Jun 2006 00:30
Not one for those who revel in the finer points of 'the scrum'- a sporting abomination. Nor for BITE reviewers who think that a well kept pint of fusty dangleberry should be the only measure of a decent review. And it certainly ain't for stupid birds who argue with bouncers about taking their precious bottles of water into the boozer (erm - buy it inside luv, it's a pub) while I'm trying to get in to watch T&T v Paraguay. But be sure, this is a great boozer.
anonymous - 21 Jun 2006 09:59
Possibly the best place in London to watch football. Champions League nights are fantastic - they show pretty much every game and the international crowds it draws give it a great atmosphere. I agree that the service and beer are not great, but this is is a sports pub, not a drinkers pub!!
Jeffers247 - 12 Jun 2006 09:56
This has to be the worst pub I think I have visited. We went twice.
The first time someone was sick just inside the door.
The beer was awful - someone had not cleaned the pipes properly and the beer stank of dirty water and was undrinkable.
Bouncers outside the door!!!
Everyone was so rude. Food was diabolical and the drinks were very expensive and served in dirty glasses.
Quite possibly the worst pub we've been to for quite a while - and there are a few in London!
So odd - some places in West Kensington are really cool by comparison.
Suzie - 9 May 2006 15:10
Pool tables and spitting distance to West Kensington Station - well, pretty much spitting distance anyway. The local totty were giving it a shot but couldnt quiet make the distance. A good showing of sport here, but the bouncer at 5pm on a weeknight says a bit about the place. Pool tables though...
CSIdrinker - 4 May 2006 18:00
The seats are comfortable but the service was shite when I went there a few days ago...and why was the volume so bloody loud in the Ladies toilet - in the middle of the afternoon??
anonymous - 23 Feb 2006 13:18
As previously mentioned, great for all sorts of sports. Not much reason to go there for any other reason.

ReneArtois - 14 Feb 2006 15:25
If I'd had a few drinks - that is, actually managed to get served whilst watching the England v Wales rugby recently - I might have left in tears............ The manager, Richard, has claimed this is an oasis for Welsh fans. Oh really, is that why we put up with several hours of casual racism from English supporters in the pub?

Suppose we should see the funny side [you know....if you don't laugh at racist abuse, it's because you have no sense of humour]as Richard himself always claims Welsh roots - in an English shirt, singing the English anthem. This isn't the place you claim it is, Richard. You've lured the Welsh fans by claiming the pub is something is not.
Lynne - 13 Feb 2006 16:24
Great spot for watching sport, but the service is so far up shit creek (and getting worse) that I've gone right off going there.

I've kept drinking through the fat bastard manager screaming into the microphone ruining eardrums during major events, i've kept drinking when they told me they weren't putting on the cricket replay because of a 4th division Greek soccer match, but i've decided to stop drinking there when I couldn't even order a drink.

Staff at the bar said "we're not serving right now, you'll have to wait for her to finish" - pointing to a waitress filling a pitcher with another three blokes waiting.

But i'll probably still go back there - it's the only decent place to watch sport in West London... even if it could be done so much better. (fix the useless projection screens for a start!)
middld - 9 Feb 2006 14:49
Reading all the reviews are a waste of time for this pub.

If you want to watch sport, go here. All channels, all languages. Best in London.

If you don't, don't.
tom.breaker - 11 Jan 2006 18:51
Not a bad pub to watch sport in, but not the place to go for a quiet drink. Agree with the comments below about the bouncers, though how many nice door men have you met? On the wrong night it can have a slightly threatening air, as the less desirable elements of West Ken seep in - then again the Colton Arms is my local, ergo I must be a braying toff.
Sparky1 - 18 Nov 2005 16:37
A loud aggresive soccer mad hell hole.
mariusmaxtible - 18 Oct 2005 14:16
Love this pub!
really friendly, great atmosphere, lots of live music.
Mainly a sporty pub, but great for chilling during the day too.
Food isnt great however, the only downside, but saying that its ok
Geordieboy - 15 Oct 2005 15:22
good for football
PeterFrancisBell - 5 Oct 2005 13:17
Many moons ago, this place used to be the Nashville Rooms - a premier location for some of the finest punk bands. I remember seeing Siouxsie,Joy Division, The Jam & many more here in the days when it was the place to bee seen in.

Now. We have the Famous 3 Kings. A shite hole. Useless staff,nasty clientelle, crappy beer & worse food.

Such a shame that a venue like the Nashville can be completely ruined by inflicting yet another sports bar on the unfortunate residents of West Ken. Utter shite in every detail.
Mr.Raffles - 7 Sep 2005 19:03
Great for watching the footie in - has about 10 screens including 2 big ones (oo-er), so will almost certainly be showing whatever it is you want to watch. Cheap food. Bloke on mic adds character.
BobsHarmonica - 2 Aug 2005 14:14
Hey there, does anybody know if the pub will be screening the Memorial Cup or the Calder Cup playoffs (both are ice hockey tournaments across the pond) - just asking as i heard that this pub showed the recent world IIHF championships in austria.

peace, people
General_Wolfe - 19 May 2005 20:33
As very clearly already stated below, a pub to watch the footie in, and all that that entails. Watched the Eng V Azerbaijan game there, got absolutely hammered, and it would be wrong to judge the place on that one night. Once the place cleared at the final whistle, the manager came over for a chat which was really nice, but then we were all drunk. Would recommend for sports. Wouldn't recommend if you want a quiet night at the pub and there's a big game on.
Ruby - 19 Apr 2005 15:51
Apparently it's called F3K now, just to be "different"!

I thoroughly dislike this pub, it lacks atmosphere and the service is slow and inconsistent. Avoid the food there! Got a cheeseburger that was red raw in the middle, if it were I steak I wouldn't have minded. Bar staff rude when I complained. Overall, the whole place is poor, poor, poor. I had to come up with some awful excuses when my friends asked why I didn't come here on new years night.
CheekyShepherd - 29 Mar 2005 16:15
Hey!brilliant pub shame about bloke goin on about absolute rubbish on the mike all the time! and qute, short welsh bird behind the bar! what else cud u ask for!
anonymous - 28 Feb 2005 18:56
Fantastic place to watch all sports except for this loud-mouth Scouser who goes around on a mic splurting nonsense and trying (I stress TRYING) to be funny. He made a jibe at a room full of Italians while watching a footie match. I think the only thing that saved him a slap across the gums with the wet end of a pool cue was Mediterranean politeness. Other than that, superb venue.
Rhythm - 23 Feb 2005 11:49
HEY Excellent pub very friendly,good to watch all sporting events.Good band on Friday night too!
anonymous - 17 Feb 2005 18:35
I must admit I forgot to give the girl a tip .. though I did leave my change on my table. Varied sort of pub, music and pool in the back like a rock n roll bar, posher up front. Yes, it has doormen, what (of this kind of place) doesn't these days? Deuchars, the Pride of Scotland, on tap, which is good in itself.
beeronaut - 29 Jan 2005 00:27
great pub for watching the Rugby recently when the All Blacks, Aussies and Saffas were over.
the guy with the mic is a bit of a laugh, does get a bit annoying though, was funny when every screen had a different Rugby match on, so he explained that anyone who wanted to watch football would have to F-off! ;-)

best pub in London for watching live rugby, better than any Walkie
roganjosh - 14 Dec 2004 14:23
Good pub to watch the football in apart from the fact this bloke goes round with a microphone scraming,shouting and being a nuisance in general.
John - 6 Nov 2004 10:27
An absolute gem of a sports bar! The perfect spot for anybody suffering from ice hockey withdrawal symptoms in London... :) Great atmosphere, good food, very friendly staff.
finntastic - 2 Sep 2004 15:23
I had planned to visit this pub several times over the last couple of weeks as I had been reliably informed that they were showing games from the World Ice Hockey Championships in Prague (via feeds from Czech and German channels).

Of course, such treats have to be paid for and I assumed this accounted for the high drinks prices referred to by others on this message board.

However, on arrival, one is confronted with a demand for a 5 entrance fee. This may or may not be legal. It is certainly outrageous.

Sorry to say they'll just have to get by without my custom. Me? I'll watch the games on video in the comfort of my own living room in due course.
egartuo - [email protected] - 9 May 2004 17:49
The landlord Richard really makes this place work. He works hard to show all the games (we're Valencia fans living in London and he's been excellent with us). The bouncers can be a bit rude at times (trying to clear people from stairwells when they really aren't in the way) but other than that a great pub, decent prices (San Miguel on tap!) and waitress service (so you don't have to wait till half time for your next pint). Remember to tip the waitresses though! Not obligatory, but it's a nice thing to do.
Tristn White - [email protected] - 6 May 2004 14:35
EXCELLENT PUB. SHAME THEY TREAT CUSTOMERS LIKE S****E. For example, you may try to get in into the pub when is only half full and they may not let you in.
tony - 24 Mar 2004 14:16
Great pub, always busy, friendly staff, iechyd manager. The place to go if you're Welsh.
Jennifer - 5 Mar 2004 09:19
This pub has a very bad attitude to customers 20 mins before closing they order you to move from where you are drinking to the front bar near the doors.

20 mins drinking up time is supposed to be to finish your drinks not to play musical chairs.

Barstaff are ok but doormen try to bully you out the door early!
gerry - 15 Feb 2004 12:48
Iechyd Da! - The only place in London for the Taffia to watch the Six Nations, they even have Brains on tap.
pub_numpty - 6 Feb 2004 14:26
Top pub for sport. Friendly Staff. Always cope when popular events are showing.
Tony - 5 Feb 2004 12:13
This was once The Nashville. Sex Pistols, Stranglers, Elvis Costello, Jam, Generation X and many many more all played here.
George - 27 Jan 2004 13:50
I like the 3k's cos it's great to watch the Finnish & Swedish Ice hockey.
Rob - [email protected] - 15 Jan 2004 12:38
Great entrance, you can't dispute that, and the interior decor used to be ok until they ran riot with bright colours. Far too busy for it's own good though.
Good for: the first in a long crawl.
thenationofjames - 11 Dec 2003 15:34
One of my prefered London pubs. Really odd Glass entrance.
Mike - 17 Sep 2003 18:53
Cracking pub for Welsh rugby (international and club/regional games). Serves Brains SA and/or Dark for big matches. Good mix of nationalities for the big games. Richard is a top landlord.
Daf - 7 Sep 2003 17:53
this pub is a pub for all. the price of the beer is high the servis is slow, but thats a sports venue they car'nt get it right all the time any more coments send them in for us to read thank you see u soon
anonymous - 28 Jul 2003 02:34
Brilliant pub for watching Welsh rugby matches as its gets a great atmosphere due to lots of Welsh people coming here for the rugby and football. Its also the only pub I know in London that shows Wales' international football matches live, a very professional outfit.
anonymous - 2 Jul 2003 09:59
Eben & Mari from Cape Town, South Africa - one of the best. Enjoyed SA sport and golf on big screen. Richard are a very good host, Richard can you contact me please, Jean's old caddy.
Mari Calitz - [email protected] - 14 May 2003 08:33
good stuff, they show ice hockey, keep it that way
anonymous - 9 May 2003 13:32
Good for sports, OK for beer and to meet people but who'd spend all night there?
anon - 16 Apr 2003 10:30
I'm Mark R, welsh and a rugby fan too...I also frequent F3K for the welsh games...weird!!
Mark R(2) - 10 Dec 2002 14:08
Good staff. Great sport. Great atmosphere. I am Australian though(i.e. immigrant?).
David - 4 Dec 2002 10:40
Great place for watching Welsh Rugby during the Celtic League/Heineken Cup.
Mark R - 18 Nov 2002 15:23
Great for watching sports, full of TVs and a couple of good pool tables. Big, open, spacious and right next to the tube station.
Paul - 18 Jul 2002 14:40

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