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 fonefanís 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 Chelseaís 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 thatís 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 beerís 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 arenít 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.
Beautiful large pub near Parsonís green metro station. Comfortable seating and large tables. Not too loud. Service at the bar was quick. Great cask/tap selection including the amazing unfiltered/unpasteurized version of Pilsner Urquell. Thereís some food available too, it looked good, but we didnít try it. Prices are a tad high, but not completely out of range for London standards. A very nice pub that seems to get gems (like the Urquell mentionned above) sometimes. Certainly worth a visit!
MrTipple (225) London, England | February 22, 2014| Updated April 8, 2014
Very nice selection on tap and in bottles. Too few kegs in my opinion, should convert some of the casks. Friendly staff.
The_Osprey (170) Richmond, England | December 23, 2013| Updated February 4, 2016
Visited on a Chelsea FC match day when it was hectic, but it quickly cleared out. Lots of selection here - a few special beers in a fridge by the door and various cask and keg beers. Still has the dark wood and fireplace vibe, which I like. Overall, definitely worth a visit. (78)
Re-rate. Iíve now been here several times. On a quiet occasion you can pitch up by the fire and have a great beer. At a busy festival this place gets some great beers in and sells them at reasonable prices. Itís gone up in my estimations over time. (80)