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Address: 8, Kensington Church St, London, W8 4EP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 877) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations High Street Kensington (0.1 miles), Notting Hill Gate (0.6 miles), Queensway (0.6 miles)

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

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We popped in here after visiting the vastly superior Churchill Arms at the other end of the street. We were welcomed, eventually, by a Kevin Pietersen lookalike barman. I aked for a pint of Timothy Taylor. At £4.45 (!) I expected a well poured, fresh, clear pint of beer. I recieved a cloudy, frothy excuse for what should have been an excellent pint. When I asked for this to be changed for a pint of Harveys there was no hint of an apology, just a 'this customer is a nuisance' attitude. The next stage of 'service' beggered belief. He emptied the 'Tim Taylor' into the sink, then poured the Harveys into the same glass. When I then asked for a clean glass, he transferred the Harveys which he had already poured into a clean glass. I was not offerd any refund of the difference in price between the Tim Taylor and the Harveys (maybe the Harveys was also £4.45!). The whole attitude of this perticular barman stank, and his policy of pouring already tainted beer into a clean glass to save money has caused me to write this comment, and recommend others not to visit this pub.
ELP - 27 Jan 2014 08:53
Popped in here with my sister as we were heading to the Royal Albert Hall for a concert.......wished we hadn't.
I had the misfortune to be served by the very rude ETHAN. Asked for 2 large glasses of wine with ice, he put ice in first then poured the wine to the line before adding more ice. When I remarked that that was a bit naughty his reply was " thank you for telling me off I feel so much better now" never have I been spoken to like that as a customer!!!!!! How down right rude!!!!!! He sarcastically put an extra drop in before muttering something under his breath. At the end of the day if I am paying for a 250ml glass then that is what I expect to get.....
If that is how they treat their customers then it is no surprise they were fairly quiet at 7pm.
Needless to say I will not be going back there again.
publover77 - 31 Oct 2012 22:22
On my way back to Ken High Street from the Churchill up the road I popped in here. You could describe this as a mistake. Two of the real ales were off, including the ubiquitous Black Sheep. 'But we do have another excellent Yorkshire beer, Tim Taylor's Landlord'. OK, I'll have one of them.

�4.25. Yes that's right, �4.25. Read that and weep............

It's a disgrace that is. Sorry, but it is.

The pub doesn't really have much to recommend it despite the promise of a rather charming exterior. In particular the front bit is about the most ridiculously furnished section you could come across in a pub. It's just a load of tables and chairs, of varying heights, jammed in there. As other have noted, likely a transient place. Certainly was for me; I'll not be back to be fleeced of the best part of a fiver for a pretty average pint of Landlord
barlick - 19 Sep 2012 13:40
Popped in for a bite to eat at 4pm on a Friday, leured by the sign outside advertising fish & chips.

Nice little pub, reasonable selection of Fullers and Youngs and a fine portion of food, served quickly by very nice staff.

I'm working in London for a few weeks and staying in the Copthorn Tara and I can see this becoming my temporary local till I find somthing better.
427scr - 7 Mar 2011 11:02
I read the reviews before visiting this pub after a shopping trip into the high street. I was shocked to see how different everything was, they have had a refurbishment and a new menu.

The outside looks nice however is quite hard to notice from the high street, lucky my wife was shopping everywhere.

The staff were really nice and spoke to us for a while even thou the pub was quite busy, our food was really good. I am use to paying and getting acceptable food but this was really good. I had a few pints, the beer choice is simple but its a small pub, what do you expect. It seems the lines are cleaned often, I had a really good pint of STAR.

I shall visit again when I return to london, overall deff a 9!
aKaaa - 3 Dec 2010 03:39

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