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Two Chairmen Public House

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#3,315 of 19,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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The name for this traditional pub comes from men who used to carry sedan chairs for the well-to-do people of London in the 18th century. Situated opposite the pub was a theatre called the Royal Cockpit where the upper classes would bet on cock fights. The men carrying the sedan chairs would wait for their next fares in the pub, hence the name The Two Chairmen! The pub has kept many of its original features despite being rebuilt in the mid-18th century, these include oak beams, ornate fireplaces and a mural on the back wall. There are also chandeliers, wood panelling and comfortable leather furniture making it a truly authentic London pub experience in which to relax and enjoy our food and great
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish and chips bangers and mash apple pie salmon the pub st james park churchill war rooms westminster area lunch venue nice pint real ale pleasant lunch range of beers friendly atmosphere tasty food booked a table boozer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Was My First Time, Not the best Not the worst. We booked in advance, As this is in a very popular area, With many choices as to where to eat, Was this necessary? We arrived to an almost empty dining area, up stairs. if...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 270Raymondo123
Greene_K1ng, Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are disappointed to learn of your experience here at Two Chairmen, but will take this opportunity to improve. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Take...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I come to London several times a year from the States and our first stop is always Two Chairman. He loves the chicken pies and I love the roasted chicken dinner and chips. Wonderful gin and cask! The atmosphere is amazing

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TampaRunner13
Greene_K1ng, Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tamparunner13, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has good reviews, I came in for some decent food at least, maybe four star out of 5, but I got a one. Maybe it was just the day but the food was bad. My friend got a burger and it tasted poor. When we...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Golfisdank, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and we regret to find out that this was not the case. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were coming here starving and looking for some good food. We were seated promptly and and were given menus. The glasses we got were dirty, grimy, and smelled like beer. The glass that was given to my 8 year old son smelled like it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Travy_Sheen
Greene_K1ng, Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Travy_sheen, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. If you are willing to give us another chance, please reach out to us at...More

Reviewed June 1, 2019

I'd booked a table for four and an email confirming. But when we arrived they had no knowledge of the booking. However, a table was found for us, and after that a pleasant lunch was had, in their upstairs room, in pleasant surroundings.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Simon G
Greene_K1ng, Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Simon G, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Two Chairmen (St James)! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed May 27, 2019

Washed down with a pint of Real Ale and a Guinness for the Mrs. After a walk from Mayfair and sightseeing along the way, we spotted the Two Chairmen and tucked in for lunch. Very glad we did, the food was delicious, the service spot...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kaukau
Explore398449, General Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Dear Kaukau Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very glad that you had a good time with us. The Two Chairmen Team

Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

A great little lunch spot tucked away from at the tourist attractions near Westminister. Great food, good prices. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jacquelyn T
Explore398449, General Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Dear Jacquelyn, Thank you so much sending your time to leave us such a nice feedback, we really appreciate. We hoe you had a good time and you will visit us again Regards, The Two Chairmen Team

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Called in by chance, we were passing by on this quiet street, and the pub looked very London authentic. We were made to feel very welcome by a lovely lady who also allowed us to come behind the bar for a photo. The pub itself...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank nickbev
Explore398449, General Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

We would like to thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate when someone spending time to leave us a review. We hope you had a good time and you will visit us again. Kind regards, The Two Chairmen Team

Reviewed May 3, 2019

Super friendly folk in a charming old pub on a quiet street with good pub food. Recommend a visit if you are close to St James Park.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Date of visit: May 2019
Thank merilynj2017
Explore398449, General Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

We would like to thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate when someone spending time to leave us a review. We hope you had a good time and you will visit us again. Kind regards, The Two Chairmen Team

Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Sweet place, I love the decorations, the food is great and very friendly employees. I could stay here forever. 😊

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rainwoman88
Explore398449, General Manager at Two Chairmen Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

We would like to thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate when someone spending time to review us. We hope you had a good time and you will visit us again. Kind regards, The Two Chairmen Team

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melissaj902
April 19, 2019|
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Response from FarAway48227934655 | Reviewed this property |
In essence, yes: the staff are lovely but, it rather depends on how busy it is and, without wanting to be rude, how well behaved your children are. It is not a family pub; more for people working nearby; it is quite 'cosy... More
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RaRaRachelC
November 8, 2017|
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Response from 84S | Property representative |
Hello Rachel. We don’t have 2 for 1 offer but you can find other food offer. At the moment there is a Pie + pint of ale or soft drink for £10.49. We also run a half price platters Monday to Wednesday after 3pm. I hope it is... More
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