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The Drayton Arms

#6,681 of 17,558 Restaurants in London
#7,167 of 18,482 Places to Eat in London
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153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
+44 20 7835 2301
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Drayton Arms Dining and Theatre is an eclectic mix of trusty local...
The Drayton Arms Dining and Theatre is an eclectic mix of trusty local pub, stylish South Kensington nightspot and fabulous fringe Theatre. As sunlight floods through our floor to ceiling windows, soak up the imposing Jacobean features with a pint of real ale or over our hangover-busting brunch. On Saturday night, trade in your pint for a Cosmopolitan and embrace the sophistication of our prestigious postcode with laidback aplomb. Upstairs you will find a cosy 50 seat fringe theatre, with delightful shows every day including old favourites, new writing, cabaret and comedy.
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average Pub Food, Fun Theater

This place has a theater upstairs. If I had known, we would have tried to catch the show. Dinner was decent, above average pub food, but the real attraction is the show.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
trisheric99
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place has a theater upstairs. If I had known, we would have tried to catch the show. Dinner was decent, above average pub food, but the real attraction is the show.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

After a frosty acknowledgement from the bored looking bartender, a friend and I asked for two bloody marys. He proceeded to pour out two stingy vodka-tomato juices, handed them over and charged us for them. After he walked off we were left wondering if he was going to return to add the overwhelming majority of the usual ingredients of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The service in this place is honestly one of the worst I have ever encountered. I went to this pub for a nice afternoon Bloody Mary to catch up with a friend as I live locally. The location is lovely but ruined by the inattentiveness and plain rudeness of the staff, who are utterly unwilling to offer up a single... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited this pub one evening (on my own) as I was working in the area. What can I say – ticks every box. Nice staff, quick to serve and with a good range of lagers, craft beers and real ales. I love IPA and they had a couple of options on so I was very happy! They even had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For a traditional London pub you cant go wrong. Perfect location and good atmosphere for a social drink. However I ate Sunday lunch here last week and it was only just ok. I had the pork and there were lots of potatoes, 2 thin slices of pork and a mix of overcooked broccoli and cauliflower or thats what I thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been dining at the Drayton Arms for many years, and very much enjoy it—we look forward to going for dinner each time we are in London. This visit we dined on a Saturday night, quite busy for them with a theatre presentation upstairs later in the evening. We ordered pints of cask ales, which are always tasty, good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very odd staff for such a great venue. They need to self reflect on how they interact with their clients. Not welcoming or for that matter courteous at all. They get away with it because it's such a great space and perfectly located. Good luck to the staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A nice place to relax with the family or catch up with friends,there is even a small play area for children,they cater for weddings and parties,and have other fun nights organised-a favourite of the family's for years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The three of us did not eat here, but we did have a pint. Lovely staff, very good selection of beer, comfortable seating, nice ambience and crowd. The menu looked interesting enough to come back and eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We found the Drayton Arms on a random Google search for a pub with outside seating. In the end we sat indoors, but we had a marvellous afternoon. The staff were friendly and helpful, our food was very quick to arrive and was lovely when it came. On finding out that there were two birthdays being celebrated in our group,... More 

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Additional Information about The Drayton Arms

Address: 153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7835 2301
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7835 2301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

The Drayton Arms Dining and Theatre is an eclectic mix of trusty local pub, stylish South Kensington nightspot and fabulous fringe Theatre. As sunlight floods through our floor to ceiling windows, soak up the imposing Jacobean features with a pint of real ale or over our hangover-busting brunch. On Saturday night, trade in your pint for a Cosmopolitan and embrace the sophistication of our prestigious postcode with laidback aplomb. Upstairs you will find a cosy 50 seat fringe theatre, with delightful shows every day including old favourites, new writing, cabaret and comedy.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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