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KPH

(also known as Kensington Park)

139 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill
W10 6HJ

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed.

Opening Times

Regular

Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu 4pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 8pm

Operator

City Pub Company

About the Pub

Self-reported CLOSED. Reason unknown. Freeholder changed to A Love Supreme Ltd on 6 Jan 2022; the nature of their business is fitness facilities. Previous description follows.

Very close to Ladbroke Grove tube station, the pub was built in the mid-1860s in the "Kensington Italianate" style and still has an attractive Victorian carved timber frontage in polished red granite. A recent renovation has moved the bar to the side of what was always one room but with the bar in the middle – this has opened up quite a space which may be very useful in terms of volume. The kitchen has a Parisian bistro-style menu meeting influences from the Montreal food scene while championing unusual cuts of meat. The first floor restaurant is enormous and used to be where the music/theatre took place. The new owners have stated that live music will remain a feature of the pub.

The decor is quite traditional – no fancy furniture. The three Victorian columns in the centre of the space have been retained in their original state, and all the windows are as were (giving a very big and unique corner light space) and importantly the original woodwork has been kept in the upper part of the windows, particularly the engravings which are very fine.

There is one regular real ale and two changing ones, plus a large keg range.

Known as an Irish pub in earlier decades and the KPH initials are jokingly said to have meant "Keep Paddy Happy". Also said to have been the HQ of those instigating the Notting Hill race riots of 1958.

Historic Interest

This pub was a wartime favourite of Timothy Evans, later wrongly convicted and hanged for the Rillington Place serial murders. The actual serial killer John Christie had a stint as a barman in the pub. The miscarriage of justice was a main factor leading to the abolition of capital punishment. Later, the pub hosted singer Tom Jones's first London gig.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • St Austell Tribute

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Fri-Sun.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Seven letting rooms at the top of the pub are set to reopen later in 2019.

  • Events Events

    Quiz night Wednesday.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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KPH

139 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill
W10 6HJ

Sat Nav Reference

51.516894, -0.209693

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Closest Station (1500m)

Shepherd's Bush

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (100m)

Ladbroke Grove

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KPH-2 W10 July 2019

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KPH

139 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill
LONDON
W10 6HJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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