Come rain or shine, pubs in the UK are a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Some pubs have vast outdoor seating areas, where you can enjoy your cold beverages underneath the warm rays of the summer sunshine. And when the rain is pouring, there’s no better place to catch up with your nearest and dearest with a cosy meal (especially a traditional Sunday Roast) and your favourite beverage.
As well as a great selection of beverages, especially beers, served in London pubs, the food options (usually simple yet popular dishes such as fish and chips, pie and mash or a Sunday Roast) are enjoyed by most British people. Much like a cup of tea in the morning or afternoon, visiting the pub has developed into popular tradition and encourages socialising and quality time spent with family and friends.
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The Grenadier was built as a public house in Belgravia and has now been converted to a pub with the same name. Built in 1720, it was used as the officers’ mess for the senior infantry regiment of the British Army. Guests are encouraged to make a booking prior to visiting. To make life easier and more covid-19 cautious for guests; food can be ordered and paid for directly via an app.
Address: 18 Wilton Row, Belgravia, London SW1X 7NR
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Often pubs are named after a closely linked history or location. As for The Mayflower, it was a name given to a ship in 1620. The ship had 65 passengers on board from its London homeport of Rotherhithe on the River Thames. The Captain, Christopher Jones moored the ship here to avoid paying taxes down the river. There is more to the story, but this is where the name of the pub came from. To read the full story please click here.
Address: 117 Rotherhithe St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NF
The Scarsdale Tavern
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The Scarsdale Tavern is a member of the Fuller’s pub chain, which means that no matter where you travel to around the UK, if you enjoy the food and beverages in one, you will likely also enjoy a visit to another. Each one has their own unique story, giving you a different feeling every time you visit. Fullers are usually known for their friendly service and first-class ales.
Address: 23a Edwardes Square, Kensington, London W8 6HE
Located on Kensington High Street, The Goat Tavern is a part of the Greene King pub group. The Goat Tavern is especially friendly for guests following a vegetarian diet. Based on TripAdvisor, The Goat Tavern was dearly missed by many locals during London’s Covid-19 lockdown period, describing their first visit back as “simply wonderful”!
Address: 3A Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5NP
The Warwick Arms
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The Warwick Arms is another location in London that is part of Fuller’s pub chain. Known as “a little gem” of a pub near Earl’s Court, the pub itself is traditional in style, The Warwick Arms serves up a fresh and exciting twist at mealtimes.
Address: 160 Warwick Rd, Kensington, London W14 8PS
The Hansom Cab
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The Hansom Cab is an elegant Victorian pub tucked in a corner of Kensington High Street. With a stylish interior, enjoy your favourite beverages in their comfortable dining room with an open fireplace.
If you would rather dine from your Cheval apartment, The Hansom Cab also offers a takeaway in collaboration with the ordering app, Hopt.
Address: 84-86 Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London W8 6EG