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The Britannia, Kensington, W8

1 Allen Street
W8
W8 6UX
Phone: 02079376905
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custodian 42 left this review about The Britannia

Uninspiring Youngs pub. Well done out as have been all the pubs I have visited today, but only Youngs special at 4.5% will not inspire a revisit.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Britannia

As mentioned below, this was indeed once called The Britannia Brewery Tap and dates back to 1834, though substantially altered over the years and acquired its current name in 1938. The former Britannia Brewery is now occupied by the neighbouring Allen Mansions.
Situated in a rather ordinary part of Kensington, just off Kensington High Street, this is, surprisingly, a very large pub with quite a modern interior, modern in that it has recently been renovated. It's bare boarded with mixed lighting, eclectic furniture, the ubiquitous blue/grey colour scheme and is split over two levels with a helical metal staircase leading up to the two function rooms. Also on display are ugly aircon ducts though this is countered by the blessed relief of no TVs, the pub providing welcome respite from the onslaught of Euro 2016. To the side, there's a small smoking alley.
This pub though is a bit sterile and resembles a more corporate or hotel venue and the gaggle of potty-mouthed squealing Australian cougars was a bit off-putting for us.
Ales: Young's Special and Bitter, an unused pump and Sambrook's Wandle at a steep £4.45 a pint and fine.
I wouldn't avoid coming here again, but The Scarsdale Tavern around the corner has far more pulling power.

On 2nd July 2016 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Britannia

A Young’s pub with a floorboarded bar at the front of the ground floor and a dining room at the back. There are also two bars/function rooms upstairs. There is a pleasant London pub atmosphere and an almost exclusively male clientele, the after-work crowd, many drinking wine rather than beer. Plenty of comfortable seating including a couple of sofas. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Four ales on, all from Youngs, I had Young’s Special, which was a little more insipid than I would have liked, but drinkable nonetheless. A decent bolthole, worth a visit.

On 5th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Kensington (Olympia), 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Britannia, W8
12th Oct 2016, 16:14
Review submitted by custodian 42
 
2nd Jul 2016, 18:02
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 April 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No - Small side patio. - last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - X2 - last updated 20 April 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 April 2016 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 7.30 pm. - last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by ROB Camra
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