Paxton's Head, Knightsbridge

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FancyaPint?'s review...
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A lot of money has gone into refurbishing the Paxton's Head. The interior is aglitter with frosted glass and towering red velvet window treatments. The staff have uniform shirts with the pub's name embroidered over their hearts. On each table and wall are evidence of a profligate printing budget. It's location is impressive, near the posh heart of Knightsbridge, the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and Harrods. With so much going for it, it's a shame the owners of the Paxton's Head neglected the three things a pub must have, good beer, good food and good service - the "pub trifecta" if you will - the Paxton's falls short on all three. There were empty beer taps on three recent visits, and we were charged twice for the beer we finally settled for. The young staff can best be described as "unenthusiastic". The atmosphere is that of a tourist trap, not a genuine pub. Since the main goal seems to be separating the tourist from as much cash as possible, no effort has been devoted to bringing customers back or creating a cadre of loyal locals.
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Reviews (2)
05 Nov 2011
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Lage: gut zu erreichen mit der Piccadilly Line (Knightsbridge)und Nähe zum Hyde Park.
Ambiente: hübsches Pub aus dem 19. Jahrhundert mit schönen geschliffenen Fensterscheiben und Spiegeln.
Personal: sehr netter und freundlicher Besitzer!
Alles in allem ein empfehlenswertes Pub
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27 May 2010
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I agree that this pub fully warrants its one pint status. We visited during the day and it was abysmally dark - I know there's a recession on but saving electricity by having the lights dimmed? Maybe it was so we couldn't see what we were drinking...
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09 Nov 2009
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Visited this pub after a gig at The Royal Albert Hall last night (Sunday). Very nice comfortable boozer, good selection of beers (although many were off, possibly due to the end of the weekend).

We were settled in and would liked to have stayed for another drink but as it was Sunday and just after half past ten we were denied, fair enough. We were told by one member of staff that we could remain seated until 11pm to finish our drinks, however, by quarter to we were being aggressively harassed by one barman to the extent that we nearly had a stand up row. Clearly he had no understanding of the need to be a little sympathetic to the clientele - turning off all the lights and shouting at us to 'get out' was not necessary.

I would love to recommend this pub but the hostility received from one member of staff was such that I would never return. Such a shame.

Contact details
153 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
020 7589 6627
Opening times
Mon-Sat 10:00-23:00
Sun 10:00-22:30
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