Hereford Arms, South Kensington
Not surprisingly for the area, this is very much a pub for the tourists. It's been given the old rustic pub interior décor treatment, which is a bit of a shame as the old place was OK - a normal boozer, but a bit shabby. It's also a pretty big place, serves decent enough food and drink and is not too badly priced (at least for London) given the area. Whilst the committed pub goer might spend more effort looking for something a little less formulaic, if you're thirsty and/or hungry and in the neighbourhood, it's a safe enough bet.
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29 Jun 2011
Contrary to the above listed review, I found the pub to be a quite expensive boozer. The wait staff seems to be European--pleasant, but less than efficient. The separate dining area and food were both quite nice. There's plenty of seating space in the bar area, and the place was clean. The problem is that this pub is the cream of the otherwise dismal crop: the Stanhope Arms was plagued by acne-scarred young people the last time I was there, and the highly rated Queen's Arms is too loaded with local college students to be rated as a comfortable pub experience. So that leaves the Hereford in the Gloucester Rd. area, and it's a pity to have to settle for the lesser of evils.
127 Gloucester Road, Earl's Court, London, SW7 4TE
020 7370 4988
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