A bit of a surprise, this. First, you’ll see a sturdy pub, occupying the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove. Within, there are partitioned areas done out in neat, shiny wood and interconnected by chest-high doorways.
The curiosities lie further back: one room is somewhere between a gentlemen’s club and a tearoom at a honeymoon resort, a lounge that seems more suited to toast and coffee than pie and a pint.
Among the photographs – past carnivals, touched-up images of Portobello Market – is another oddity: a wall honouring the man after whom the pub is named, the so-called Yellow Earl, who is most famous as the founder of the AA. It’s a Sam Smith’s pub, which means the drinks aren’t a great part of the appeal.
That you have to walk over and help yourself to salt, vinegar and sauces indicates little snobbery where pub grub is concerned.
|Venue name:||Earl of Lonsdale||Contact:|
277-281 Westbourne Grove
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate tube|
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Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
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Dreadful..don't go there. Shame on Sam Smiths.. Food arrived and it looked sno disgusting we just asked for money back and left. No wonder place was deserted on a Sunday afternoon . Miserable bar staff didn't help either......
Good location but rude staff. They have lost our orders and made us wait for an t and when we complained they didnt even apologise. Food was alright but 2 burgers were ready in 4mins and my friend's burger was cold...