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The Greyhound, Kensington, W8

1 Kensington Square
W8
W8 5EP
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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custodian 42 left this review about The Greyhound

No beer of any substance in here. Fairly quiet with the cricket on mute. Nothing much to recommend a revisit.

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

A pub has existed here since 1687. Rebuilt in 1899 and restored in 1977 following a gas explosion and now under the aegis of Taylor Walker, just like The Goat Tavern around the corner, meaning that two TW pubs back to back was a bit hard to stomach. Nevertheless, unlike The Goat, this is off the tourist trail and in this very rich area has a more upmarket and less tourist-orientated client base and is appointed accordingly.
Typical TW with loud sport, games machines, 50/50 carpeted/boarded, muted music to compete with the footie, pictorial menus and condiments on tables. Also on display are some rather ugly aircon vents.
Ales: Greene King's IPA and London Glory, Taylor Walker's 1730 and Purple Reign at £4.50 a pint and fine.
This is a better than average TW pub but nevertheless it's still TW so I don't envisage a return visit. There's far better locally.

On 16th June 2016 - rating: 4
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Greyhound

How annoying is it to be standing at an empty bar for minutes only for a member of staff to appear and ask “are you being served?”, well not unless it’s by your imaginary friend I thought. To be fair he was probably preoccupied by a private party in the back bar which seemed to be the Irish equivalent of the gathering of the clans, or an Irish gig as my mate John in Manchester would call it. Apart from that the pub was pretty empty on the Saturday lunchtime I called in. It’s a nicely decorated pub with some nice hanging lamps along the front bar which has a few booths along the left hand side. The back bar, probably more used for food or functions was probably the saloon bar when two bar pubs were still in vogue. Half a dozen TV’s were dotted around showing football so you can’t get away from that. They were on mute though with the usual Punch background musak playing. Three pumps but only London Pride was on, as it was early in the day I didn’t risk it and went for the Stella at an eye-opening £3.65

On 28th August 2010 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Kensington (Olympia), 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.66 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Greyhound, W8
12th Oct 2016, 15:03
Review submitted by custodian 42
 
16th Jun 2016, 18:11
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 18 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 16 June 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 16 June 2016 by Tris C
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Last inspected: October 23rd 2018
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