The Colton Arms
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A reborn boozer just south of Barons Court.
Situated equidistant between Fulham Palace Road and North End Road, and just around the corner from The Queen’s Club, The Colton Arms was always a pub for locals and luvvies. Manys the time Billy Connolly held court over in the corner, and his first road manager is still a regular of an evening.
Once known for being one of the smallest pubs in London with, surely, the oldest landlord, and a reputation for hardy drinkers regularly emptying the optics within an hour of opening, things hit a downward spiral after the owner’s demise, and eventually the pub had to close its doors.
But this is now a built-up area devoid of any boozers, and so it seems a no brainer to re-open with a couple of ‘minor’ adjustments. For those who have been before, the front of the bar remains, but a light and airy extension leading to a small, paved garden has been added. The layout and set up confirms food is the way forward for this venture.
But is it any good? It won’t knock your socks off, but it’s fine and typical pub fare. Cod could’ve been chunkier, chips couldn’t have been crispier, roast pork came recommended and hit the spot with a faint five-spice seasoning and so on. Puddings were rapidly struck off the menu halfway through the evening, suggesting that the locals are with the programme. Staff are friendly and fun, but the beer choice is below average – on my visit Timothy Taylor’s Landlord was ‘off’, leaving only two choices of ale.
Despite that, if you’re in the area and this is your only choice, it’s not a bad one to have.
It’s the kind of pub to spend the afternoon in, always warm and welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. It’s the ultimate hideaway for a summer drink in the seclusion of the walled garden or cosying down by a log fire.
Our rustic Racquet room is available for exclusive private hire seven days a week, perfect for an intimate lunch or dinner party with family or friends.
We are dedicated to delivering great food and drink at a sensible price in glorious surroundings and are proud to be part of the Hippo Inns family.
187 Greyhound Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Barons Court|
|Opening hours:||Monday–Wednesday 12pm–11pm; Thursday–Friday 12pm–12pm; Saturday 11am–12pm; Sunday 12pm–10:30pm|
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