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Address: 29 Milner Street, London, SW3 2QD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4333) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Sloane Square (0.4 miles), South Kensington (0.5 miles), Knightsbridge (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations London Victoria (0.9 miles), Battersea Park (1.5 miles), West Brompton (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Perfect Spy - Thanks for your review on the closed Australian pub. Sounds like it really changed back from when I was local in the 80s. Really changed ! Couldn't imagine the rough crowd in there. Will always remember the good times in there. Hate seeing the old pubs closing. Cheers.

Baltimore, MD USA
Joseph65 - 6 Dec 2011 19:54
I was never really a fan of this pub, maybe I was too young during the 90's and maybe missed out on the great 80's hey day. During the 90's I came here with the gf for a meal where we sat outside to be told when the food was bought to our table that I would have to go in to collect the salt and pepper etc. Never went back for food after that. Maybe I didn't sound posh enough.

This pub used to only ever show cricket on the tv and in the last 3 or 4 years it showed nothing else but football. There was a chef who worked here called Sami who cooked some very good food. Decent beers, staff was so so, I remember one of the managers doing his famous vodka trick. Vodka comes out of the bottle but once in your glass it tastes like water. He was almost lynched for doing that, won't say his name but he knows who he is.

The last few years attracted the Peter Jones crowd on a Friday night, they were okay and good fun. The pub began to attract a rougher crowd which then became very hard to get in the toilet as many were doing coke. In all honesty I am surprised this pub was never raided with the amount of druggies there.

Overall it was a place to just come and have a drink and nothing more, I lived in the area so convenient for me. 5/10
perfect_spy - 4 Nov 2011 04:19
Just saw a pic of the Aussie being boarded up with scaffolding around it. Story in the Beeb saying it's being turned into office spaces and flats.

What a bummer. A little sloany pony back in the 80s, but this was pretty much my local back in the day. Some real good piss ups, darts and taking the piss out of the real sloane rangers lot. I am glad I hit in 2001.

Baltimore, MD USA
Joseph65 - 7 Feb 2008 20:45
Anon - Cheers ! Same age as you are, and had some mates who lived on Cadogan Square, so the Australian was sort of our local. Tons of Slonie Ponies in my age bracket back then, but our lot consisted of piss artists and not the up tight sort. And trust me, their was quite a bit ! Concur with yer thoughts, and it is a real shame that it's boarded up. I even have a picture up on the fridge at home of us sucking down pints, so got a tad of it living stateside with me.

Heath - Didn't know ACS was around the corner. I went to London Central in High Wycombe 79-82. We just found out their shutting it down for good in May. Bummer.

Baltimore, MD USA
Joseph65 - 12 Apr 2007 19:58
Well, I remember drinking here back in 1971 when I went to school at the American Community School around the corner. It was a great place for lunch, and the barmaids were really nice. The bangers and mash were terrific with a pint of Watney's. Too bad it's closed, always hoped I'd get back to England someday and stop by for old times sake.
heathcliff13 - 12 Apr 2007 19:09

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