Admiral Codrington

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South Kensington
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Hiding behind the unappetising nickname of the Cod, this neighbourhood pub has been scrubbed up to meet the 21st century, with cream walls, spot lighting and varnished pine furniture ticking most of the modern-boozer boxes.

Pictures of carefree cricketers and jolly huntsmen hint at the Admiral Codrington’s former Sloane Ranger reputation, but these days, it’s better known for the unpretentious pub menu on offer in the adjacent restaurant.

If the draught ales aren’t to your taste, the 30-strong wine list can be enjoyed by diners and drinkers alike, with bottles from around £15. The unusually well heated courtyard is relished by smokers in the winter months.

Venue name: Admiral Codrington
Address: 17 Mossop Street
Opening hours: 11:30am-11pm Mon, Tues; 11.30am-midnight Wed, Thurs; 11.30-1am Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
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Nick C

Great place to meet up with friends. gets packed at the weekends, but this only adds to the atmosphere. Small and snug outside area.


I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the dining area when I first walked into The Admiral Codrington Pub. On a Friday evening it was pretty full and really loud (as one would expect from an after work crowd). But as soon as I mentioned I had a reservation I was lead back to a modern, refurbished area in the back that was just enough off the main pub area that the loud crowd was a mere hum of noise.

In the dining area it is bright and white and has a large glass roof. Certainly a nice atmosphere for dinner with a friend. 

As it gets darker and the tables are candle lit it would even make a nice romantic spot.We really enjoyed dinner at Admiral Codrington. It is a bit more expensive then I’d really want to spend on an average night out, but for the occasional treat, it’s definitely worth it.


Arguably the best burgers London has to offer. Great local pub, very hidden but amazing for people watching. Wine list is what you would expect for Chelsea.

Andrew L

A hidden gem. Fantastic food, very friendly staff and a great mix of local workers and residents. Well worth finding.