Selection blows anything else in London out of the water - not only a fantastic bottled selection (from all over the world), but an amazing cask selection too which is predominantly local stuff but a big variety. Service was great. Most staff knew their stuff. Colin and I ended up with an infected beer. The staff guy opened a new one for us and that was infected as well so he gave us another beer of our choosing. I haven’t seen a better selection in a pub in London and that includes the other CBC’s. Great value cask stuff but the bottles get a bit pricey as expected. Great pub
This wonderful gastro-pub, originally known as the ’Pimlico tram’, has only been in business for a couple of years.
Yet in that short time it has deservedly gained an international reputation for the excellence and wide variety of its beer selection and the above average quality of its food.
Situated in a quiet area of Pimlico, sandwiched between the River Thames to the south, fashionable Chelsea to the West and Victoria mainline railway, underground and the busy bus stations to the north it is also ideally situated close to Vauxhall Bridge Road and indeed Pimlico Underground Station.
It occupies the ground floor of an uninspiring modern building and could be easily dismissed from the outside as a generic modern pub, but enter and you are in a Real ale Heaven!
This is a MUST visit and not just once either.
Fairly big place with lots of seating. Excellent service. Plenty of interesting taps and casks featuring Oakham, Fyne Ales, Westbrook, Thornbridge etc. Very good bottle menu as well, although the focus was on on foreign beers. The burger was brilliant, but the menu could have had more variation.
Visited many times, one time we had a great New Years Eve here. Traditionel modern type of pub, good range of beers both on tap and a large bottle selection as well. They do very nice food as well, pub food with a twist, and a some bar snacks as well. Beers are mostly in good condition, friendly staff, and now and then they have Meet The Brewer nigths, which have been worth going to, the few times I have been there..
the pub is not a traditional english pub but when it is full the atmosphere is nice . you can enjoy your beer in a quiet and relaxing place. very good selection both on cask and bottle. more or less 10 real ale and other foreign beers on tap. good selection of bottle mostly from usa and belgium. i had only a sandwitch so i can’t rate very well the kitchen but the sandwitch was good. pleasant and knowledgeable staff. very nice place
this place was fantastic!! .. tons of bottles (but as expected, very pricey) .. about 10 casks (it was right after christmas so only had about 5 going) .. about 12-15 taps, a few were very interesting .. a bit dissappointed in the food department, they have a burger place that makes their in house food, small boring menu .. friendly staff .. a slight walk from the station but once you know the way, golden. i did go the wrong way home though, but asked a local and was back on track! .. recommended!
Seems like a typical pub, but there selection is absolutely awesome. The inside of the pub is clean and well kept. On the night I went there seemed to be a older afterwork wine drinking crowd. The staff of are also way more informed than other beer destinations I visited in London. I don’t know why The craft beer company comes first on the ratings as the selection this place has in bottles is gobsmacking. AN ABSOLUTE MUST if in London.
JCB (293) Durham, North Carolina | December 5, 2012
Another absolutely marvelous craft destination in London, and it’s handy that they’re all strategically located throughout town. Less of a traditional pub feel than CBC and I quite enjoyed the open seating area. Brightly painted wood makes things a bit merry, and it’s no frills all the way. They’d recently reduced their menu to burgers only, which is a shame given that I wanted to try some of the stuff I’d seen online previously. But they’re fucking righteous burgers, so all is well. But the real reason you’re going is the beer, and this is top notch, well and truly on a par with CBC. First thing you notice when entering is a healthy cooler stocked with tons of Euro and American craft. There was Alesmith, Westbrook, CCB, and others alongside Cantillon, Kernel, and Dark Star. Cask and tap lineup was terrific too. And the staff were as cool and helpful as you could want.
My last meal as a truly single man. This place was truly awesome. A great combination of taps and casks that seemed to rotate more quickly than I could keep up! The decor was a bit odd but it was full of cheery locals so I cannot complain. Service was great despite the large crowd. The burgers were good and the fries were great. Prices were a bit steep on the food, but well worth it IMO. A must stop!