Visited on 1st July 2017. Large old pub a couple of minutes walk from Parsons Green tube station, has a large patio looking out over the green, inside is a lovely, ornate old pub, a lot of dark wood and glass screens and several rooms, decor is smart and tidy and fits in the with look of the pub, we hit during the annual American beer festival so place was busy. The crowd inside were mostly families which sort of detracted from the atmosphere a bit, beer range was pretty good, service was a little chaotic and slow. Prices pretty decent (3 third flight for £7 including Parabola on draft). It’s a nice pub and has a decent beer range. It’s even nicer if it’s quiet!
Visited early saturday afternoon. Wonderful traditional interior, which is clean instead of dirty like most pubs. Great patio, which was a bit windy, but with a view at the park. People might be a bit poshy, but that is to be expected in that area. Wonderful pub, absolute must visit.
2010-08-XX. We were here for fonefan’s birthday party, taking over the upstairs. The tap list was superlatively good for that day and there was a good crowd of Ratebeerians present. Possibly one of my most enjoyable good beer nights ever so I must thank fonefan for letting us join in. The decor was nice, spacious with it booked out for the private group. It has a classic British feel to it, that you only get from an old characterful that have been polished up a bit. Nice spot.
Big and great pub .. Often crowded on the day of the Chelsea’s match .. Very good choice of cask beers and bottles but just a bit better about the beers on draught .. I mean they have some good beer out of the usual standard but nothing really amazing .. The food is good and generous even if a bit expensive .. The staff is well prepared and kind enough but is clear that they are there just for working and they do their duties and that’s it .. Good place to go for a couple of pints or a lunch but not my favourite place in London ..REVISITED recently .. I had one of the best burger in London and on the beer’s side they gained a lot of respect serving PILSNER URQUELL from the tank !!
Always too busy for my liking so never anywhere to sit and wait ages to get served by busy staff. Pity as the pub inspired people about the virtues of good beer as far back as the 80s so has my respect. It still goes for all styles be it cask or keg or bottle, foreign or domestic but nearly always breweries with good reputations. I did not think much of the tanked Pilsner Urquell. Does beer fests at least twice a year but I no longer go as is way too crowded it is unpleasant. Overall a victim of its own huge success.
Large, old school pub with a surprisingly good selection of craft beer. Definitely the best in the area. Quite a few taps and casks though a few will be pouring the same beer. Some of the imports that show up on tap here are relatively uncommon for London. The bottle list is extensive and bottle prices are good. Most of the bartenders aren’t that knowledgeable about beer but to be fair neither are most of the patrons. Large square bar on the ground floor with an additional small bar upstairs. Can get very crowded at times such as during events and prior to Chelsea matches. Quite a few tables inside as well as outside in front of the pub. The food is typical pub fare and is decent. Burgers grilled outside when the weather permits. They have some very good regular events especially their old ales fest in November.