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.
Beautiful large pub near Parson’s 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. There’s some food available too, it looked good, but we didn’t 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 (245) 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 (177) 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. I’ve 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. It’s gone up in my estimations over time. (80)
Visited several times.
Lovely spacy gastropub in 2 storage. Can at times be a bit crowded. Large center bar, with a nice selection of beers om tap, they also have a rather nice, large selection of bottle beers. The food is very nice, traditionel pubfood but with a twist. Outside a big barbeque, which is in use in the summertime. A few times during the year, they have their own small pubfestival. Cosy atmosphere, nice deco, friendly staff and beers are almost always in good condition. For sure a place to re-visit :-)
Last visited during the Winter/Old Ales festival in Nov ’12.
Large pub with a decent sized bar.
Selection is always sizeable and varied even when there is no festival on.
Good cask and craft tap/bottle range.
Service held up fairly well despite the crowds.
Definately worth heading to when there’s a festival on, not sure if I was a visitor stopping in central London wether I’d bother trekking out to PG tho! This may have been different 3 or 4 years ago but with so many excellent venues in the central area - why bother!
A bit on the pricey side too!
Stopped in on my last night in London. A nice large bar with a nice area set aside for eating if that is what you are looking for. Server got my beers mixed up, but promptly brought me a free half pint! Selection was nice with a good number of taps/casks as well as a nice bottle selection. Food was quite good, prices were fine and it is well worth a stop in.
Nice big spacious pub. Looks like any other british pub from outside. But once you go in and see the beer selection! MY OH MY! Massive selection of bottles and 10 taps plus! Bit out of the way from the center but well worth a visit.
Massive pub on Parsons Green with a most impressive interior. While the pub’s often quite crowded, there’s plenty of seating options including a nice outdoor seating area in front. The pub offers something like 8 beers on cask, with an additional 10 on Keg as well. The bottle selection’s actually pretty large, though I’ve never given it close inspection. As others have noted, the service leaves a bit to be desired. While the staff know how to properly serve their beer, you get the impression that they don’t know anything about the product. The food’s good, but quite expensive (and a bit pretentious). Overall, despite its faults, I really do like this pub. Nice, relaxed atmosphere in a very posh part of London. It’s a great neutral setting to take non-beer geek friends.
I visit London fairly regular and I always try and pop in here if I can. It can get really busy, so the outside drinking area is a real bonus when the weather is fine. They have Bar-B-Q’s on the area sometimes too.
Inside people from all walks of life can be found enjoying the vast choice (for London) of beers. The range is always changing with good quality cask ales and continental and American beers dispensed through fonts. I have never tried the bottle selection, I prefer draught beers when out.
The service can let the place down, but it does get busy, as I have said already, but some of the staff haven’t a clue about what they are selling, or how to add up.
The food is good and well cooked, a little expensive, even for London, but there is a good chippy close to the tube station if you are on a budget.
I have taken a lot of people here over the years for their first visit, many have returned and everyone has been impressed with the beer, food and the pub in general.
It is well away from the normal tourist areas of London, but with a day pass on the transport system and being so close to the tube line, it is easy to find and get too.