Adnams Bitter (Guest), Young's Bitter (Guest), and Guest Ales, and seasonal ales,
A friendly and unpretentious pub, slap in the middle of South Kensington, one of the smartest residential areas of London. The atmosphere is upmarket and genteel without being stuffy; it's relaxing too, no juke box or fruit machines here.
The large open bar has a bare wooden floor and dark mahogany panelling, half partitions divide the seating; a selection of button-back padded leather benches, pews and spindled chairs. Ornate mirrors and prints decorate the walls and there are some panes of original etched and cut glass.
Its reputation for good beer started in the 70's when it was one of the first free houses to sell real ale from independent breweries; this reputation continues with some very well kept real ales. Today it has a good reputation for food as well, with a wide choice of interesting dishes, including some excellent Mediterranean style bar food as well as traditional fayre. For those with deeper pockets, there's an attractive panelled dining room at the rear which has an extensive lunch and dinner menu. On Sundays the menu changes again. Expect to pay around £20 to £25 for 3 courses. The Anglesea Arms -
Had lunch here yesterday. Good food, bit pricey. Good beers too. Young lady served me, very friendly and helpful. Quiet pub, no music. Will return.
The Anglesea ArmsArnie55,
Nice pub in terms of location and the interior. However the service leaves much to be desired and the food that comes out looks dreadful. Stick to drinking here I would advise.
The Anglesea Armsmiguelathome,
AVOID THIS PUB. Despite what you might hear from others, this is not a good pub. I've just got back from lunch there and was subjected to a gruesome lunch. Our food came within five minutes, never a good sign, and when it arrived it was undercooked and inedible. When we complained, having barely had a mouthful of the fish, we were offered a 'free coffee' as an apology. The bill came to nearly 50 pounds. That was for two inedible pieces of fish, with three potatoes each and some watercress. Plus one pint of beer and two glasses of wine. I have visited this pub on a few occasions and never once been happy with the food, particularly for the price charged. The drinks are also far too expensive. As i say, AVOID THIS PUB. Go to The Andover instead.