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Anglesea Arms

15 Selwood Terrace
South Kensington

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 9pm


Metropolitan (Greene King)

About the Pub

This was one of the few free houses in London to sell real ale in the early days of CAMRA and has appeared in many editions of the Good Beer Guide over the years. Built in 1827 and licensed two years later, for over a hundred years this was a Meux tied house but by the 1960s had become a family-owned free house, still later bought by Maxwell Joseph’s Lion Taverns. Now it is a Grade II-listed Greene King Metropolitan Pub Co establishment that looks like a country pub with its hanging baskets and benches outside.

Walk through the foliage and you discover a hidden gem. The bar you enter has much preserved from the pub's history, its previous division into smaller rooms being indicated by full-height raised-and-fielded panelling on one side and matchboarding to dado level on the other. These walls are decorated with a diverse collection of mirrors, prints, photographs and paintings, including a particularly large and striking one of a naked lady above the (non-working) fireplace. The room is furnished with a mixture of high tables and stools, dining tables and chairs and leather upholstered benches. Beside the side door leading to a narrow patio of tables and chairs are steps leading down to the panelled restaurant, with another fireplace, this one complete with a gas fire. The wooden bar counter and back bar are simply carved, the latter surmounted by a rather magnificent clock, in between two screens which occasionally show (terrestial broadcast) sporting events.

In normal times a range of real ales is available including four guests often local to London and the South-East; however as at early 2022 post-pandemic there have been reports of reductiion of cask ale range.

The menu offers a tempting variety of food at reasonable prices for the area. At busy eating times many of the tables may be laid for dining though drinkers-only are always welcome. Listed in the Estrella Damm top 100 gastropub awards 2022; and prices may reflect the pub's status and location.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing, Historic England reference 1265782. Public House. Early-mid C19. Two storey, 3 window, stucco with altered windows and ground floor bar front, similar skyline.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King IPA

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Large terrace at the front and a few tables at the side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    But not in restaurant.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Whole restaurant can be booked.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Front and side terraces.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Freeview for certain events, eg Six Nations and Wimbledon.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Anglesea Arms

15 Selwood Terrace
South Kensington

Sat Nav Reference

51.49014, -0.176778


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (160m)


Closest Station (2240m)

Imperial Wharf

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (600m)

South Kensington

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Anglesea Arms SW7

Anglesea Arms

15 Selwood Terrace
South Kensington

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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