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Drayton Arms

153 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12.30 - 10


Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

Grade II listed ornate terra cotta faced pub with two Jacobean-style frontages, first licensed in 1847 and rebuilt in 1891-2 by the firm of Gordon Lowther & Gunton. Dark wood panelled bar with large windows and high ceiling. Some etched glass remains and some Biba-style decoration in the upper parts of the windows. Smart, soft lighting. In the small area at the back (originally a separate room) there is an interesting Classical fireplace which may be modern. Elegant corridor with ironwork entrance and large mirror bearing heraldic arms, presumably of the Drayton family. There is an upstairs 50-seat fringe theatre showing mainly comedy and cabaret. Small outside tabled area off the pavement with heaters. Four cask ales.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Late C19. Purple brick and buff terracotta. Three storeys and roof storey. Three windows wide to Old Brompton Road and one window return to Drayton Gardens. Round arches to ground floor with "Jacobean" pilasters, moulded in relief. Two storey oriels to each bay. First floor round arched windows, 2nd floor square headed. Heavy cornice and balustraded parapet. Pedimented dormers, to mansard. Much finely moulded relief decoration. Unspoilt condition.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV


  • WiFi Wifi

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Drayton Arms

153 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington

Sat Nav Reference

51.490687, -0.183192


  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Closest Station (1000m)

West Brompton

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (450m)

Gloucester Road

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Drayton Arms

153 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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