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The Drayton Arms

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South Kensington
Pub, Bar, British
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153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
+44 20 7835 2301
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Drayton Arms used to be a relaxing place to go out for dinner, with an interesting and varied menu. While the ambiance hasn't changed, last night's meal was disappointing. The full menu wasn't available (even my beer of choice had run out). The food was just average. Vegetables on my plate consisted on a few rocket leaves and shavings... More 

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Thank Annette F
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Annette F Thanks for your review, I'm really sorry to hear that you had a poor experience and that we didn't meet your expectations on your last visit. I have sent you a personal message with our contact details as I would like to fully understand what happened so that I can feedback to the team. Thanks again for... More 

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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located ten minutes away from the South Kensington underground station, the Drayton Arms is the perfect place for a lovely evening. Firstly, the pub has a small theatre at the first floor, and schedules interesting performances and jazz nights. I personally went to see a performance in Bulgarian (with English subtitles) centred on Bulgarian culture that I particularly enjoyed. I... More 

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Thank Granuli
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Granuli Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, I am glad that you enjoyed the Bulgarian play that was staged here, we have been trying to include more foreign language plays in our seasons and indeed currently have a season of French work being shown. Thanks also or your positive feedback on the staff and... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a bunch of friends popped into the Drayton Arms about a year ago, there was a Dj playing a fantastic selection of very groovy 45's. The website says he plays every Saturday between 8-12pm. Where is he then?

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2 Thank Black_Cube_Of_Saturn
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Black_Cube_Of_Saturn Thanks or your visit, apologies for the website being out of date, we are in the process of getting this fixed at the moment, we no longer have a DJ on Saturday nights and instead have live jazz every other Sunday afternoon. Kind regards Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. Good service, extensive selection of craft beer and wonderful small plates. Get 3 or 5 and save $$$. We happened to find this gem staying locally. They are very neighborhood friendly.

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2 Thank ChainExpert
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi ChainExpert Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, I am so glad you enjoyed the our craft beer selection and the small plates deal. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had a lovely Sunday roast, food and service both great (please got there early so got a choice of roast). Such a great intimate setting for a performance (which was top notch) ... all round lovely day! Will be back :)

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1 Thank KLadyKLDN
LeighP73, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi KLadyKLDN Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed our Sunday roast and the performance, I will pass your kind comments onto our team and the cast! Leigh Phillips General manager More 

High Easter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had a good meal and saw a really fun theatrical show. We had been before and we shall definitely go again.

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1 Thank 808ellis
LeighP73, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi 808ellis Thank you for reviewing us and I am glad that you enjoyed our theatre too, I will pass your feedback on. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is our third visit here. We had the fish and chips and it's one of the best we've had in London. Nice comfy couches and superb atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this pub.

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Thank Crsxy
LeighP73, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Crsxy Thank you for your review, thank you for the wonderful feedback about our fish and chips, I will pass it onto the team. Kind regards Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

cork
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

had dinner pre show and it was very good well prices nice food very english cuisine i thought price was ok service was very good nice athmosphere in the place

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Thank raymond090
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Raymond090 Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do hope we can welcoem you back here soon Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Came here especially for their Sunday roast! Booked a table of 25. When we arrived they had run out of roasts! At 7pm!!! The staff were rude especially the blonde female, last drinks were not announced. They asked for a positive reviews on trip advisor, happy to post an honest review it's certainly not positive I will not re-visit or... More 

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Thank Kait E
General Manager A, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Dear Kait E Thanks for your review. I’m really sorry to hear you had a poor experience when you visited. Your feedback is really important to us and I’ll make sure the team see your comments. Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Came for a Sunday lunch as beautifully pictured online, it delivered apart from they forgot the Roast Potatoes..... When I asked for the missing vital ingredient to any worthy ROAST dinner, they came after I'd finished.... More use than a chocolate kettle to my life at that moment. Zero apology award 2016 goes to the guys at the Drayton. Congrats... More 

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1 Thank Lee H
LeighP73, General Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this review

Hi Lee H Thanks for your comments. I’m really sorry our Sunday Roast didn’t meet your expectations on this visit and that the service wasn't up to scratch. Your feedback is really important to us and I’ll make sure I pass on your comments to our team. Leigh Phillips General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $21
Cuisine
Pub, Bar, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
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
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
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.

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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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