Right on the King’s Road, the Chelsea Potter has seen its share of action down the years: the Stones, it’s said, were once regulars here. Old light fittings hint at the pub’s pedigree, while the wooden furniture – except for a single modern sofa – exudes an antiquated charm.
Today, though, you’re more likely to be mingling with local ladies, a handful of should-know-better spiky-haired gents and Italian tourists with truculent offspring in tow. The resulting bonhomie takes place in a classic, one-room pub interior and a couple of tables on Radnor Street, fuelled by pints of Sharp’s Doom Bar and London Pride, and assorted bottled beers (Budvar and Heineken among them).
Considering the location, the wines are well priced, although the 15 choices by the glass won’t get anyone over excited.