The Goat Tavern, Kensington
When a pub lays claim to 300 years of history you would be entitled to expect olde world charm and bags of character. Unfortunately, with the Goat Tavern you only get an average, at best, tourist pub for those unable to find their way off the High Street. On first impression it looks so welcoming, with natural light filtering into the front of the bar through a large bay window. The three tables here do provide a pleasant enough place to sit, though make sure you don't get hungry. Food is only served in the dining area so we had to squeeze onto the end of a table, leaving the front section deserted. The Goat also needs to improve its service - getting a drink requires plenty of patience, even when no-one else appears to be waiting.
3a Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5NP
020 7937 1213
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