Central London Pub Di
PUBNETWORK.COM™ and the barstool of Ed Vidunas
Posted November 2004
The Districts of Pubs of
probably the largest postal code in
The coordinates [123 A1] locate the area in the Geographer's AZ London Street Atlas, the small book. That is page 123 and grid A1.
Adam and Eve (Scottish-Courage)
Phone 020 7222-4575
Although it is not this pub, the Adam and Eve was the
name given to the first pub to open in
Albert (Scottish-Courage, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7222-5577
Interior or exterior features are architecturally impressive.
22 Eaton Terrace SW1
Phone 020 7730-7781
A small, unmodified pub that is off the beaten path. This is very much a "local' pub.
Bag O’ Nails (T J Bernard) Belgravia/Victoria [145 K7]
Phone 020 7828-7003
Just across the Mews of Buckingham Place, this is a nice corner pub in which to have a drink after viewing the changing of the guard. The pub is open 7 days a week and weekends should be the quite time here.
Barley Mow (Watneys)
Phone 020 7222-2330
Blue Post (Inntrepreneur) St. James [145 L2]
Phone 020 7493-3350
Buckingham Arms (Young's)
Phone 020 7222-3386
Cardinal Westminster [145 M8]
Phone 020 7834-7260
Cask & Glass (Shepherd Neame, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7834-7630
Chequers (Inntrepreneur) St. James [145 M2]
Phone 020 7930-4007
Clarence (Inntrepreneur, formerly Clifton Inns’, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7930-4808
pub is at best below average in appearance.
Its décor is poor and unexciting.
The beer on the other hand is not bad.
Stop in if you are doing a
Cockney Pride St. James 
Colonies (Inntrepreneur, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7834-1407
Country Pub in
Phone 020 7834-5281
Dog & Trumpet (Taylor-Walker)
Phone 020 7437-5559
63 Eaton Terrace SW1
Phone 020 7834-4522
Ebury Arms (Free House) Pimlico [145 J9] May be closed
This is a rather large pub that has a lot of room to move around in. It has fine ales and is most interesting. It is very close to the Orange Brewery. Do not pass this one by.
The building is still standing but looked permanently closed Jan 2003 tour.
Broadway SW1, south of the station
Fox and Hounds (Charrington Free House)
Phone 020 7730-6367
became a Young’s pub as of 2000. It was licensed to sell beer and wine only but
started to sell spirits on
Gallery (Free House) Pimlico [77 F5]
Phone 020 7821-7573
Phone 020 7235-0298
Golden Lion (Nicholson's) St. James 
Opposite Christies' auction house.
Graftons (formerly Chef & Brewer)
2 Strutton Ground SW1 at
Phone 020 7222-7310
Grenadier (Watney, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7235-3074
Very out-of-the-way in the mews. Look for the sentry booth out front. This was the mess for the Duke of Wellington’s officers so it does have a military look to it.
Horse & Groom
This corner pub tries to be polite to everyone. They have their local customers in the evening and the office workers for lunch. The locals are reminded with a sign that reads "no dogs during lunch".
The sign on the door says “No dogs during lunch” so you know they take their food seriously. But this also shows this to be a friendly "local" pub.
Jugged Hare (Fuller’s)
Phone 020 7828-1543
They are open all the permitted hours but they may not be serving food on Sunday evenings. A balcony has an additional dining area.
Kings Arms (Scottish-Courage, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7834-7324
Lord High Admiral (
Phone 020 7828-3727
Lord Moon of the Mall (JD Wetherspoon Free House)
Phone 020 7839-7701
This pub is so large (it was once a bank) they use closed circuit TV to keep track of their pint glasses.
Lowndes Arms (Inntreprenneur)
Morpeth Arms (Young's)
58 Millbank SW1
Phone 020 7834-6442
Near the Tate (now called the Tate Britain)
Nag’s Head (Fuller's)
Phone 020 7235-1135
Phone 020 7930-4019
Old Star and Crown (Whitebread)
66 Broadway SW1
Phone 020 7222-8755
Orange Brewery (Scottish-Courage Brew pub)
Phone 020 7730-5984 or 020 7824 -8002
Someone usually has a dog. They have been known to make a great hot
toddy in winter too. Drink the SW2
(1050) and you will fly back. A Mild ale
called SW1 and a robust porter called Pimlico Porter. Believe it or not many
Phone 020 7834-6791
Victoria or Pimlico Station
Paviours Arms (Fuller’s) Westminster SW1
Closed in May 2003 for demolition and I do not know the status as of 2004.
153 Knightsbridge SW1
Phone 020 7589-6627
Phone 020 7834-3547
Pig & Whistle
14 Little Chester St SW1
Plumbers Arms (formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7730-4067
Red Lion (Punch Retail Pub)
Phone 020 7930-5326
Conversation is what pubs are all about and being the closest pub to Parliament kind of forces the issue. Any issue. Pubs have few if no stools in order to promote talk and the RL has only a few. It does have a direct cable TV link to the Houses of Parliament so getting into a conversation with somebody may be hard to avoid. For those wishing to remain speechless they can enjoy the rich wood paneling and cut glass mirrors in this most comfortable pub.
Red Lion (Nicholson's Free House) Saint James Sq. [143 M2]
2 Duke of
Phone 020 7930-2030
The interior or exterior features are architecturally impressive.
You have to go just to look at the cut glass mirrors. This was an old Gin palace, which means the glass is very decorated; similar to The Albert. It is a real treat to have a few here. Looking beyond the glass the pub has find ale and is very popular at night.
Red Lion (Watney’s) St. James [145 M3]
23 Crown Passage SW1 off
Phone 020 7930-8067
You must look for Crown Passage for it is a small opening in a wall. Once through you will see the Lion and other small village shops. Just going to this pub makes you feel like you are going back in time.
Rising Sun (Young's) Pinlico 
Phone 020 7730-4088
Royal Court Tavern (Samuel Smith)
Regency St SW1
St George (Bass) Victoria-Belgravia [145 K8]
This is the pub I see pilling into Gatwick Express The fireplace opens to the pub and dining room.
Could be 93. Was the Shakes, formerly the Shakespeare
Phone 020 7828-4913
better spot to put a good size pub than next to a bus depot. The place has two good size rooms for
service. The pub is large as pubs go and
it has plenty of room for everyone. The
Silver Cross (Inntrepreneur)
Phone 020 7930-8350
Charing Cross or
Stage Door (formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7828-7003
Very warn look to the place but not always busy. You will find a good ale here.
Star Tavern (Fuller's)
6 Belgrave Mews
Phone 020 7235-3019
Two real fires burning in winter for Fuller's lovers. They have two rooms or one big room depending on how you look at things. In any event if you can find a seat and get in on a conversation you may never get on with your crawl. The name of the Pub is located on the top of the building and can be seen a few streets away.
Phone 020 7839-6548
Tattersails Tavern (Scottish-Courage, formerly Chef & Brewer) [144 E5]
2 Knightsbridge Green
Travellers Tavern (formerly Chef & Brewer)
Turks Head (Free House)
Two Chairmen (Inntrepreneur, formerly Chef & Brewer)
Phone 020 7222-8694
Two Chairmen (Inntrepreneur) St. James [146 B2]
Warwick House St SW1 off
Phone 020 7930-1166
Victoria (formerly Chef & Brewer)
(Entrance is on
A rustic looking pub with sawdust on a wood floor. There are many pubs in this area, but this is
the nicest. The entrance in on
9 Storey’s Gate SW1
between Lewisham and
Phone 020 7222-8520
JD Wetherspoon (JD Wetherspoon Free House)
Victoria Rail Station SW1
Wetherspoon's pubs are noted to serve a good pint at a good price. Having a pub in a train Station is reason to hike the price up a bit but not here. With a broad selection of ale and good food I can only wonder how many people have missed the train home. Looking out of this upper level pub give the observer a grand view to a splendid Victorian rail Station.
White Swan (Scottish-Courage)
Phone 020 7821-6568
Phone 020 7235-4854
For good looks this is
one of the nicest around. With a
fireplace, paneled walls and library you are made to feel like you are at
home. The mews in