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Chelsea Potter, Chelsea

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I know it's Chelsea and the Kings Road but isn't £5.80 for a pint of Sam Brooks Pale Ale over the top!!!!
bjbrummiejohn - 21 Jun 2018 10:13
My perennial favourite pub in Chelsea because of its perfect balance of Kings Road vibe and traditional English pub decor and drinks menu. Service is brisk, professional and unpretentious from the mainly Australian bar staff.

I like it. So, I suspect, will you.
goodtimeguy - 30 Jul 2013 15:26
The best pub in Chelsea by far. Great service and run by a true professional. Excellent music and very good food at a reasonable price. No loudmouths in here which creates a nice atmosphere.
perfect_spy - 1 Nov 2011 19:26
A really good ale!
ilfaccino - 24 Oct 2011 15:31
Busy boozer in a bit of a beer desert. 3/4 real ales reasonably well kept. More foody than beery though.

(Toilets were OK compared to some we visited this week)
LickeyEndBooze - 2 Jan 2011 19:20
Another visit planned for Monday weather permitting I will sit outside again.

Lets hope the toilets are in better shape.
hogshead - 1 May 2010 12:22
First ever visit Saturday and settled for a pint of London Pride and place was packed so sat outside in the cold by the front door..cost 330p a pint and the toilets down a staircase were pretty poor..

This was lunchtime time spent about 20 minutes.
hogshead - 21 Feb 2010 10:12
Not a great pub but not a terrible one either... considering its location, its very traditional and full of character.... Though the wine is extremely expensive.
SgtPepper - 4 Aug 2009 15:21
Have been there often to have a drink, last Sunday for the first time I also ate there.
The salmon sandwich was above my expectation, and the Doom Bar (one of my favourites) proved again to be one of my favourite and at a reasonable price.
There was a TV set, but the volume was never invasive, I think the landlord has succeeded in striking the right mix between information/entertainment and the preservation of a typical pub atmosphere (of sort).
I have not used the loo so I cannot comment on its state; I rate the pub with 8 in consideration of the good atmosphere, excellent beer and good, sensibly priced food.



ebenezerscrooge - 11 Jul 2009 20:41
Being on the King's Road, this pub gives the impression of being somewhere people meet and have a quick on before moving on elsewhere though. Very popular with tourists ( which i guess includes me ).

Beer ok, if the choice was uninspirational. Toilets grim.
nmckenn - 7 Jul 2009 20:38
Good pub in an area with not a great amount of alternatives. Real ale and lagers well kept and there is Sky Sports if you want to watch a match here. Friendly staff and the food not bad either.
thehonesttruth - 30 Mar 2009 22:39
Was here a few weeks ago for a few ales with some friends. Generally a good boozer, charming unlike some others in the area, ales are good if a little overpriced (this is the King's Road however). You pay for the location not really the quality. uniqueness or friendliness of the service. Lagers are (as ever) generic and bottles are nightclub prices.

Food is nothing out of the ordinary, if a little weak and bland. At risk of becoming not so much a pub, but a wine-bar-cum-pub. All that said, a solid little boozer
Moose82 - 4 Feb 2009 11:06
Largely undamaged oldfashioned pub with three ales on and a food menu, probably the last proper pub on the Kings Road.
rainlight - 18 Jun 2008 19:19
my husband took me here at the weekend - he used to live in the area and would go there quite often in the early 80s, but this was his first time back in 20-odd years.

the bar was busy, but getting served wasnt a problem and the drinks were reasonably priced. the little bowl of olives we ordered were fabulous too.:D

according to my hubby it has lost a little of its feel (and the infamous jukebox!) from when he used to drink there, but still a pleasurable visit all the same!
thesloaneranger - 10 Mar 2008 22:33
Dont know how anyone can say this hasnt changed since the 70's? I know it from the early 80.s on and it had a great feel and brill jukebox. That went a long time ago, got smartened up and brightened up so wasnt the same at all. Does a sterling job for the Kings road visitors from near and far, but not the Potter of old.
gonetolunch - 26 Feb 2008 22:00
This is the best pub on the Kings Rd - certainly at the top end. I've enjoyed the Potter for nearly 20 years - my wife and I used to do NYE's here when we lived in Sth Kensington.

It doesn't really change and that's a good thing - right?
murgatroyd - 11 Feb 2007 20:43
took my wife there last night after previously raving to her about the brilliant jukebox in there. Totally disappointed when we got there and the jukebox is no more! Still not a bad pub though
teflon33 - 28 Dec 2006 12:18
One of the best on the Kings Road (though all is relative) this place is OK. Quite small and gets busy/smoky but the beer is decent enough and the staff are friendly.

MrLash - 30 Dec 2004 11:24
This place never changes, I 1st
came in here in 1973. Best Pub in the area without any doubt. Service is usually fast & efficient. The clientele are a mixture of shoppers & tourists. The juke box is great& on a saturday night you might meet the Chelsea Ding Dong Club-- a group of humourous locals who shout " ding dong " to themselves if they see a suitable attractive female
either in the pub or walking past,
down the Kings Rd.

A great place to spend an hour or two.


KEVIN - 15 Sep 2004 21:29
Chelsea Potter...I only have good things to say about this pub. Its great name sets it apart from all the rest of the pubs on Kings Road. The service, food, and drinks are all quality and the people there are so kind. Definitely a 10.
Chelsea Potter - 10 Sep 2004 15:26
Quite a pleasant, inoffensive pub. Worth a visit, although prohibitively pricey
TheGP - 23 Aug 2004 10:59
Best pub on the Kings Road by a mile.

I assume all the pubs in Chelsea popular in the swinging 60s have long gone coz I cant find them.
Paul - 16 Aug 2004 12:53
wicked barmaid called lucy Alexander makes the entire place worth visiting! nice setting if you like your pint with smog, but is fairly central to kings road.
Sophie Hutt - 26 May 2004 17:14
a great place to meet up for a drink or two...fair local prices.
kisskisskiss - 16 Jun 2003 12:02
Good food but expensive. friendly staff
Joh Green - 13 Apr 2003 18:12
nice friendly atmosphere- quite expensive.
mary - 5 Mar 2003 19:51

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