Pubs in Chelsea
Chelsea pubs are in a class of their own; cool, striking and offering top quality food and drinks, the pubs of this area have a certain quality which set them apart from the traditional London boozer. Whether you want a relaxing gastro-pub or somewhere with a bit more evening buzz, this bunch can cater for your specific needs. Check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Chelsea.
Last updated on 9th May 2017
Located just off Chelsea’s famous King’s Road is The Phoenix, a warm and welcoming pub with a few quirky and colourful touches to its character. It’s an all-day hangout with plenty of cosy corners and an outdoor terrace for the summertime, with a fresh menu featuring ethically-sourced produce and a strong beer game that showcases British cask ales and continental classics at the same time.
A firm favourite when it comes to casual drinks in West London, not only is The Waterside renowned for its sweeping views of the Thames and their charming outside space, there's gastro bites and proper English pints aplenty.
Chelsea pubs are a breed of their own, with stunning decor and premium drinks on offer, they aren't your average drinking hole. With great food for lunch and dinner, The Hollywood Arms attracts a great mix of people at makes them instantly feel at home with their comfortbale setting and decor. You will obviously have to spend a little cash to spend an evening at The Hollywood Arms but it will be well worth it as it is easily one of Chelsea's best pubs.
Set on the beautiful King's Road, The Imperial is a certified Chelsea charmer when it comes to pubs in South London. With newly renovated Victorian innards, head down to this rustic haven for plush comforts, lovely gastro goods and beers in abundance. This pub in Chelsea is a hot spot for relaxed dining and drinking.
Hanging baskets are not a prerequisite for making the best Chelsea Pub list but in the case of The Phene it is the icing on the cake of a beautiful Chelsea beer garden. Infa-red heated parasols and an outdoor fire make the garden welcoming even in winter. So you can enjoy cocktails metres from the famous Kings Road all year round. Book online here
Quality beers, a secret beer garden, an eclectic entertainment programme and happy hour deals, The Chelsea Pensioner is everything you could want from a pub and much more. Bought to you by the guys behind the popular Simmons cocktail bars, this venue offers high quality yet affordable drinks - which is rare to find in Chelsea. Delectable bar snacks and great entertainment, it's a socialising experience that won't break the bank.
The Pig’s Ear is a bit of a Chelsea institution, offering traditional pub aesthetics with delicious gastro pub food. The drinks are all about cask ales from local breweries, craft cider and lots of Czech, Belgian and German lagers available by the bottle and tap. Their food is British and French, served with an eclectic French wine list, and takes place in their elegant first floor Dining Room.
When it comes to a top pub in Chelsea, there's always one name that rings true. Heralded not only for their plush beer garden and gastro grub, The Rose is a top notch location for casual afternoons, lounging around with a pint and enjoying the Fulham buzz.
Living up to its top location of a corner visage in exclusive Chelsea, The Surprise is a fresh and breezy take on the classic pub formula. Brought to punters by great pub group Geronimo Inns; white washed walls, plush furniture and enormous windows letting in floods of light create an informal atmosphere. Dishing up small plates of classic fodder and excellent array of drinks, this is an ideal hang out for lazy days and fun evenings.
Yes it's part of a chain, but the eclectic furniture, quirky decor and exceptional cocktail range make The Jam Tree Fulham an excellent Chelsea bar to hang out in for drinks or food. And who isn't a fan of Colonial inspired food? As long as it comes with alcohol. Book online here
As with all good pubs in Chelsea, it's all about the right blend of ales, craft beer, draught pints and British dining. You know who's got all that and more? The charming Builders Arms with its eclectic interiors and alternative pub feel.
Geronimo Inns' first and foremost venture, The Chelsea Ram remains a great little haunt to those in the know. Mixing up nursery room décor and pub styling to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, bright striped wallpaper jostles for space with vibrant prints and squishy soft furnishings. Quirky rather than busy, the interiors are interspersed with bright, white walls, big windows and spacious loitering room.