Shepherd Neame Spitfire (Guest), Fullers London Pride (Guest), and Guest Ales,
Gordon Ramsey sold this historic London pub to Faucet Inns in August 2011. When Ramsey acquired the Warrington in 2006 he put a restaurant on the first floor and restored the beautiful ground floor bars. Rumour has it he had looked at Crocker's (Crown) and came here for a drink to think about it, and was wooed by this pub instead.
This hotel is an hotel in name only, sadly there are no longer any guest rooms. It was an hotel in the late 1800's and was rumoured to be a brothel, which must have worried the Church of England, who were its owners at the time. The logic of pub owners was to build a pub so fantastic and lavish that it would ooze respectability and be safe from suppression. The Warrington certainly oozes. The decorative theme is 'anything goes' and strangely enough it does.
The entrance porch is flanked by two large and rare lamps, the porch columns and walls are covered in glazed tiles. Inside, the huge saloon bar is dominated by a marble topped, semi-circular bar counter, with a carved mahogany base. Above is a carousel like structure, where cherubs peer down at the customers. The rest of the bar is decorated with art nouveau glasswork, turned mahogany and ornate plasterwork. The Warrington Hotel -
Hi to you all, I've been reading all your comments in horror as i have just taken over this Amazing pub. Been a regular of the Warrington's for years i have seen the good, the bad (sometimes very bad).
I would like you to give this pub another go, we have an amazing head chef starting very soon and the service is hopefully better.
If you come in ask for Ian
hopefully see you all soon x
The Warrington Hotelbar-manager,
Horrible.Just plain horrible. rude staff, crap manager,food that tastes tough and old. rubbish service. crap selection of spirits. what has happened to this place! Went for a drink and then wanted to go to the restaurant which was empty! the waitress told us since ramsey let they lost all their customers and she just hoped it would get better but its got worse! so we went downstairs where there is no table service and we had to bring out plates up to the bar to get them off the tables. shocking . will not go back.
The Warrington Hoteljimbo48,
Manager is plain useless and rude. staff rubbish lazy and with a bad attitude. one polish guy is so sleepy I'm surprised he makes it into work and seems permanently drunk as well as having virtually no grasp of English. he managed to lose my card i had to give in to have a meal there to start a tab. another guy, spanish or portuguese maybe, very nice but absolutely rubbish at making drinks correctly as he also cannot seem to understand english! whats wrong with the new owners whoever they are!
The Warrington HotelPavek29,
Well I must say I am surprised this place is still open. Rude scruffy bar staff.Slow service, average food and don't ever expect anyone to clear your plates for at least an hour...and they do as in review below have the audacity to charge 12.5% service! for what?!
The Warrington HotelJohnT32,
Well, we were told to wait for table service by the bar staff. Drinks took 20 minutes, starters arrived simultaneoulsy with cold mains, plates were 25 minutes being cleared away. We did complain and were apologized to but then 12.5% was insisted on by the bar staff because we had table service. Tips are discretionary for a reason. Manager took another 15 minutes to come and sort that out. What a joke!
The Warrington Hoteldishalicious,
Shocking service.came in with my wife and kids on April 29th (sunday), very rude and lazy bar men, place looked dirty and our food took nearly an hour,we didnt even get given cutlery or apology.so incompetent and i must say this place has gone really downhill. we will not be back! spend your money somewhere where the staff actually care! Anthony
The Warrington Hotelanthony37J,
last two comments full of sshite, the manager was away all weekend, fact.
The Warrington Hotelalexmoore10,
Horrible. Went in Sunday at 12:15 for a roast. My boyfriend and I, literally the only people at the bar, waited about 10 minutes for one of the 6 bar men to acknowledge us and take our order. Frustrated, I finally sat. After 10 minutes my boyfriend still hadn't returned. I went to the bar, he said they still hadnít even acknowledged him! By 12:35 not one of the 6 barmen noticed the sole customer at the bar. Ridiculous. Finally we got 2 cold slices of roastbeef and no offer of mustard for 15 pounds.
The Warrington HotelMGjohnswood,
Came in recently for a sunday lunch and found all the bar staff incompetent the manager (was pleasant but he seemed new) not very present and my food cold. for £15.95 i expect better than this. Not enough staff on every time i go in. BAd choice of drinks..nasty 18-30 holiday style lagers whch are pretty flat. Not impressed with this demise since rsmsey left.
The Warrington Hotellizjennings,
Ales are incredibly boring..bombadier?!wWE ALL MISS LONDON PRIDE. to be honest i thin faucetinn only care about squeezing as much money out of this once well staffed well run building as they can before giving uo when they realize customers will not stick around. sort it out.
The Warrington HotelmarkD1,
Well....I must say i am unimpressed with the neew company \\\'faucetinns\\\' the staff seem mostly new and pleasant but there is never enough on shift! the food is certainly better than under ramsays reign and cheaper.
they still offer service from your table, which me and my wife like. however the management is everchanging and certainly not enough for the building. the girl who seemed to be running the place when we were last in we recognised from previous visits and is very nice howver an air of stress and tiredness also follows.as if lacking in support above?
The Warrington HotelmarkD1,
Had great fish and chips, as well as excellent service. Will definetly be back
The Warrington Hotellongman,
What a horrible place this is now!...it's a fuc***g PUB!! just as we walked in the waitress pounced on us...Can i get you a seat...NO it's a PUB....I'll get my own...We di have a sunday roast 15 pounds..Don't do it...when it arrived the plate was covered with what looked like a a great delicious meal...The plate was actually covered with A..Great BIG Yorkshire pudding with NO substance at all...Like eating Thin air!...Yes..Lovely decor but thats all........x
The Warrington Hotelexcursions,
Lovely interior, but we were unimpressed by the service and the prices. The staff, while not overtly rude, were inattentive and inefficient.
The Kingstone Press cider was fine, and none of my colleagues complained about the beer. But my meal of two small potato croquettes, an egg and just half an oven-dried tomato, while delicious, for £8.95 hardly represented value for money. I was brought no pepper and salt, so walked across and fetched them myself, without apology from the staff; and, of course, the pepper mill was empty! Symptomatic of the generally uncaring, slapdash attitude.
The Warrington HotelLIzzie13,
The phone number on this site is wrong it is actually 02072 868 351 that number takes you straight to the bar and they can take bookings for you for bar or restaurant- I love this pub, its just been sold by G Ramsay but the good staff have mostly stayed and it has nice atmosphere.food has improved too since it was sold.
The Warrington HotelgemmaR,
set menu in bar v nice and chea as only £11.50 for 2 courses -had the soup then the sausage and mash, my wife ad the fish n chips,well tasty,staff cool,nice girl on bar and barman bare friendly.will defo go back, this place is really lush.
The Warrington Hotelg-tackovitch,
Just had lunch in the bar at the Warrington and was pleased to see they now offer a set menu for lunch priced at £11.50 for 2 courses-portions were really nicely sized, the soup was delicious and so was the mackerel, my colleague had the sausages and mash and said it was really yummy!just what you need with the cold weather!the girl at the bar and the waiter were very friendly.
The Warrington Hotelemmaj24,
Thank you Warrington-one of the managers opened up the pub for locals for the rugby final, she really looked after us, and what a great match-shame the warrington dont show the footy but we had a lovely morning yesterday-more of a rugby fans pub than footy 2 b honest.
The Warrington Hotelantony31,
I am not a Gordon Ramsay fan, was happy to hear the place had been sold, as was my wife-she loves Jamie Oliver! we came here for a Sunday roast-I had the beef and she had the Pork-nice quantity of meat unlike some palces where it is cut too thin.we were served by a friendly woman who seemed to be one of the managers.she told us the history of the building-i had no idea it used to be a brothel years ago.a nice time was had.
The Warrington Hoteljim2000,
Really lovely pub, pretty, my wife and I enjoyed a meal in the restaurant 22nd oct and had a lovely time,we then had drinks downstairs, staff were friendly.will come back.
The Warrington Hotelnathan46,
Also the food seems to have improved since ramsay sold the place with some lovely dishes in the pub.i regularly enjoy the quiz night on a monday, my daughter frequents the place regularly with friends and they really enjoy it especially in the summer,a shame the roundabout isnt still just grass as was a wonderful sunspot a few years ago, this is genuinely warm, inviting pub,pleasant staff, which i am happy to reccommend.
The Warrington Hotelmylondonlife,
Having lived in the Maida Vale for many years, i must say this pub is beautiful in decor and although as with all pubs-some staff have been more attentive than others, i find these days it is definitely worth popping in now and then, the female staff seem efficient and and polite, most of the boys too have a nice banter,although some could serve a little faster.
The Warrington Hotelmylondonlife,
I had sunday lunch with my two friends today and they were absolutely delicious, very well cooked, tender and juicy as well as tasty. I am surprised with the comments above but just heard that the pub has been sold to another person, so that might be the answer!? I will definitely go back to there for have some more sunday lunch.
The Warrington Hoteldimi78,
After a lunchtime drink and snack on Saturday, decided to return to the restaurant in the evening. The meal was a disappointment - beef overcooked. The service was intimidating - we were twice told off by a rather fierce waitress! This is the second Gordon Ramsay pub we've tried, but we won't be returning to either.
The Warrington Hotellissah,
Fantastic decor, a unique pub with good ales. Bar food disappointing. Ate for the first time in the restaurant upstairs, frankly mediocre considering Fword Ramsey owns it. Beef was chewy. Poor value considering the prices.
The Warrington HotelArnie55,
I recently moved to the area and went into the warrington with a few friends on St Georges day and couldnt believe how fantastic the place was!The staff there had gone out of their way to really create a fun day for locals and visitors with a hog roast outside,free ale tasting with greene king in a smaller bar inside AND a blues band on in the main bar which was simply fantastic! The hog roast was really cheap at £7 for a massive plate of meat potatoes,apple sauce and a roll and we could not believe the ale tasting was free. We had planned to go into central London but instead stayed in the main bar enjoying the music drinking Pride and adnams(both reasonably priced at around £3 a pint) the place was packed out but the bar staff remained smiling and efficient serving the masses quickly and efficiently. Afterwards we spoke to the manager who said that The Warrington is moving forward with events like this since he had taken the role of manager around christmas time and that many more events and bands will be continuing in the near future. Long live the Warrington! I have also been in for the Sunday roast with my wife and had the whole roast chicken,it comes on like a wooden platter with loads of veg and could easily feed three!The chicken was juicy and the vegetables perfectly roasted!Amazing!I have yet to try the restaurant but will definitely be booking in soon!This place is a real find...Ive not always been the biggest Gordon Ramsay fan but i am starting to change my mind.This pub is quintessentially british and bursting with activity and vibrant staff! Perfect for any occasion! Oh and ive just found out i can take my spaniel in the smaller bar!
The Warrington HotelNateJameson,
Am very surprised that there are no comments here yet"Was at the warrington yesterday with a friend to have a spot of lunch,ordered the half roast organic chicken from the menu @£13.95 an when it came it was stone cold,even worse was the fact that it was not a half roast chicken but two small pieces one of which was half a leg no drumstick and the other was a piece of brest.I did complain but when the meal returned to me it was still the same...........i had the dog with me so she got not me. I suggested to a manager that they rectify this as its really dissapointing when u pay for something thats not" also we were charged £4.50 service charge which my friend payed ..... sort it out u guys....
The Warrington Hotelmickeycarro,
On the 23rd of May myself and a freiend, decided to have lunch at the Pub. It was approx 12.30, a lovley summers day.
our order was as follows, half chicken sunday lunch with veg and a thyme source, we all so ordered white bait and sardines.
total price £39.95.
i must say it was absolute rubbish and not worth a fraction of the rice. The chicken was not half, more like two pieces , no legs and no wings, and it was cold. The Tyme source was discusting, and ice cold.
The sardines for £9 was a joke, two small sardines cust in half on a slive of burnt brown soggy bread.
I would just like to say i will not be going back nor will the 10 people i will tell and the ten peole they will tell and so on.
Gordon Ramsey its poor, get your name of the door.