The Chelsea Pensioner


The Chelsea Pensioner Pub, On Fulham Road, in The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, dates back to the mid 19th century. It was originally and until quite recently, known as The Black Bull and has had a couple of other identities before becoming "The Pensioner" in 2014. The current landlords have been running the venue since 2015.

Because of its proximity, there has always been a strong association with Chelsea Football Club and that has been successfully re-established in recent years. There is no better place to go on a Chelsea home matchday, than The Chelsea Pensioner, to get the buzzing pre-match football atmosphere.

They are very much a community pub, and they have many events on throughout the year, including music, Karaoke, quizzes, even dating nights, comedy and cabaret. If nothing else, a great place to wind down with a pint or a cocktail after a long day in the office.

They have a great happy hour Mon - Fri from 5 till 8 pm where they invite you to then make the most of their pool table in the main bar upstairs, a karaoke room holding up to 40 and with some 80,000 available songs in the basement, alongside their secret courtyard/garden. They have a great menu with food available all day and into the evening, including award-winning Pieminister pies & patties and huge Sausage Man hotdogs.

All the spaces within The Chelsea Pensioner are available for private hire, all the way up to full venue hire for up to 200 people. With one of the only Karaoke rooms in West London and some of the best rental rates you'll find, especially considering they are in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. If you have a party or special celebration coming up, why not check out how they might be able to help. 


  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No door charge
  • None
  • 18 for alcohol


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



The Chelsea Pensioner, 358, Fulham Road, SW10 9UU



Nearest Station

Fulham Broadway (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, British and Pizza food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Chelsea Pensioner Venue Hire 80 200 - 3000 £3000

For full venue hire, we have a minimum spend requirement of £3000 (as a total of food and drink).  We take a £300 deposit at the time of booking, which becomes available to you as the organiser, in the form of a bar tab, that you may use on the night, or any other time suitable for yourself, to spend on food and drink in the pub.  

We have food and drink packages available for pre-order, for which we take a 50% deposit with the balance being payable on the night.  Alternatively, you can just buy food (from our normal menu) and drink on the night.  Either way, it all counts toward the minimum spend.

Ordinarily, we only accept full venue hire for groups of 100+, however, we will take smaller groups, providing you are prepared to place advance drinks and food orders to the value of £1500 at the time of confirming your booking. Also in this instance, we will require you to guarantee the £3000 minimum spend with a credit card pre-approval.

Karaoke Room Private Room 20 40 £100.00 - -

The totally private karaoke room boasts it's own bar, with a personal bartender to give you a real VIP experience.

The room is fully equipped with a sound system, a large 65" screen and a state of the art karaoke system with 80,000+ songs.

The Karaoke room is available to hire for £150 and includes a private bartender for your function. There is no minimum spend requirement, however, normally, a minimum of 20 people in your party are required to place the booking.

The room accommodates up to 40 people comfortably

Note 1: Strictly no external alcohol or food in the karaoke room
Note 2: Please note we only cater for 21+ parties

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (28)

Our Review

The Chelsea Pensioner London - Pub Review

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