Earl of Lonsdale
Time Out says
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.
277-281 Westbourne Grove
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate tube|
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm daily|
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
2.6 / 5
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- 1 star:2
Staff was SO rude and unprofessional. The bartender threatened to take my ID because it was a Texas ID and he thought it looked fake. I understand not wanting to serve someone because you are not sure if their ID is real but they handled the situation very poorly and he spoke to me like a child. Go literally anywhere else.
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...