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Rex Rattus left this review about Ladbroke Arms
They had four ales on when I dropped in here Tuesday lunchtime - GK IPA, Truman's Runner, Sambrook's Wandle, and Portobello Autumn Red (£3.95 a pint). It's not a sensational selection, but OK nonetheless. Food was obviously available as just about everybody else was eating, but I didn't see a menu. But it's a gastropub, so I wouldn't expect to see much pub grub on it. It seems that table service is available in the bar area at the front, where I was sitting. A room at the left beyond the bar counter had all tables laid for diners, but although most of the tables back there were unoccupied most of the diners prefered to eat in the bar area. But I found somewhere to sit at a large table in the centre of the bar. There are some more seats apparently for drinkers at the back past the dining area, so this pub is quite a bit larger than it looks from the front. There's a bit of outside seating at the front.
There are only normal tables and chairs in here; no fruit machines or others of their ilk; and I didn't see any TVs. It's not that sort of place. But of course they did have some typical gastro features, such as the large vase of lilies on the counter, large jars of nuts and olives, and one of those demi-john like water dispenser thingies on the counter. There's mainly arty decor on the walls, although I did see a fairly nice large mirror, including an ancient and much damaged framed advert for something called Pap'anis, which I guess must be (or have been) a foreign drink - French probably.
This is an old Victorian backstreet pub. In fact on one wall is an old black and white photograph of the pub, probably from the 19th Century. There's not much of heritage value left now, but I did see some stained glass panels at the tops of the windows, and there was a bit of a frieze featuring bas-relief heads. It's still obviously dog friendly as there was a veritable pack of the things in there when I visited, but to be fair to the owners, when one of them decided on a bout of "yipping" it was soon banished to the car.
This pub is OK for a swift, but probably not somewhere you'd want to spend a great deal of time unless you're eating.
On 4th December 2015
- rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Ladbroke Arms
This is a lovely backstreet pub.quite small inside but outside seating front to the front.Last visited 35 years ago.Three London beers on handpump Sambrookes-wandle,Portobello -monster mash and my Trumans-bold as brass which was good.Friendly staff and warm interior. A gem.
On 2nd November 2014
- rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about Ladbroke Arms
Situated opposite a police station, this is an attractive Victorian backstreet pub with a front beer patio, heaters and hanging baskets for flowers.
I hadn't been here for about 12 years and immediately noticed that the bar area has been completely rebuilt - an improvement - and the lavatories are now decent.
This is very much a pub that appeals to the Notting Hill set (don't expect TV sport) and is big on informal dining, which is very good. This is not however a hotbed of real ale though at least one pump was spotted along with premium lagers and a premium cider; given the area, prices are unsurprisingly very high.
Service is efficient and generally friendly; this is probably the most appealing pub in the W11 area. Nevertheless, I'm deducting *at least* two points because of the dogs, a veritable pack of the bloody things roaming about. Do pubs not realise that dogs wandering around constitute a serious tripping hazard? Do pubs not realise that if someone is injured tripping over a dog, the pub could have the arse sued off it? And who wants to eat in what is tantamount to a dogs' home? Dogs aren't allowed into restaurants...
On 5th April 2014
- rating: 5
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- Accommodation : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Beer Garden : Yes - Front patio. - last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Car Park : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Darts : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
- Jukebox : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Karaoke : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Live Music : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Micropub : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Tris C
- Pinball : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Pool Table : No last updated 05 April 2014 by Tris C
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 December 2015 by Rex Rattus
- Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Tris C
- WiFi : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Tris C
Last inspected: December 2nd 2014