Pig's Ear

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Chelsea
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Pig's Ear
Sam Bailey
Pig's Ear

Another year passes, and this Chelsea gastropub’s decor equivalent of a mid-life crisis seemingly continues. Range Rovers line the quiet street it occupies off the King’s Road, their blazer-clad owners propping up the bar while guffawing about putting £20,000 on cashback. But the walls are bedecked with a scattering of retro bloke-ish furnishings, including a framed can of bitter, an Evening Standard billboard announcing George Best’s death and posters harking back to the area’s 1970s punk heyday, including a massive promo cartoon for the Sex Pistols’ ‘Holidays in the Sun’. Our Sunday afternoon visit saw a clientele of well-heeled twentysomethings, middle-aged couples and yummy mummies with squealing infants, all tucking into hearty if variable pub fare.

Smoked salmon cannelloni on carrot purée was a thick finger of fish sitting atop an alarmingly yellow paste, but pork roast loin was far more successful – two thick slices of pork with light, delicate crackling and generously crusted roast potatoes. Real ales (from Sambrook’s of Battersea, plus guest appearances from the likes of Cardiff’s Brains) and Symonds cider are lapped up by the Chelsea crowd, who also enjoy indulging in the pub’s selection of battered board games. It looks like this haven for middle-aged pursuits isn’t at risk of running out of fans any time soon.



Venue name: Pig's Ear
Address: 35 Old Church Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served 12.30-3pm, dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square tube then bus 19, 22 or 319
Price: Main courses £10-£22
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time in this EAR pub, sipping an Aeperol Spritz and playing Connect Factoid (a fusion of Connect Four and a quiz game, what a game it was).Being Saturday afternoon, there was a wedding party in – apparently that happens a lot with both a registry office and church both nearby, which was a nice addition to the atmosphere.It’s a good looking pub, a short walk from the Kings Road, with a neighbourhood feel.A good call when you’re looking for a pub in the area – the houses aren’t bad either.


On a Thursday after work when most pubs in the area were at bursting point, The Pig's Ear was surprisingly quiet and a great little place to unwind with a few drinks, but within a couple of hours it was heaving.

I like the interior- it's homely and stylish.

The service is attentive and friendly.

When it got very, very busy it was difficult to push through the crowd so it was a relief to get table service.

The seafood platter- perfect for 2 as a snack or starter- was as good as one you'd get at the seaside. The cured seat trout was delicious but the fried anchovies and whitebait were the highlight.

The rump of lamb main was perfectly pink and the burger was well seasoned and tasty (get extra Stilton with it, it's divine!).

I love this tucked-away little place.


I have been here a few times recently and each time has been a different experience. For me I think it's a place to go for one or two on the way to somewhere else. It's usually crowded full of young toffs or MIC wannabes but on the odd occasion that it's populated by locals and their dogs it can be quite pleasant. The food is pretty good but overpriced at £21 each for ribs. Pop along if you want to see Pippa or James.


Far the best gastro pub in london! in the back streets where you will find everything from the A list stars mixing with the regulars of chelsea. They have three real ales on what changes every few days! this is hard to find these days!!!! The food is always outstanding.... we had a pork platter to share, which was head to toe of pork followed by a steak. Great staff who do everything in there power to make you have a good time! Worth a visit if in london!


This should not even be listed, having made N effort to gland find the place, we had avert poor meal, from the crab starter which was a jumbled mess to the lamb wich was covered in a sticky sauce and lots of oil, and when I asked for just strawberrys and rasberrys as a desert, not only was I charged 6.75 for 50 pence worth but the rasberrys were off and the few strawberrys they had not even bothered to hull,don't go save your pocket and your stomach