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Anglesea Arms

15 Selwood Terrace
South Kensington

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 6 - 10 Mon - Fri
12 - 4.30, 6 - 10 Sat
12 - 4.30, 6 - 9.30 Sun


Metropolitan (Greene King)

About the Pub

Confirmed as reopening on 12 April 2021 subject to Covid restrictions.

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. A range of real ales is available including four guests often local to London and the South-East. 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.

Historic Interest

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

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Sambrook's Wandle Ale
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Vale Brill Gold

Source: National

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Anglesea Arms, South Kensington


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


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub 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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