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The Hansom Cab, Kensington, W8

86 Earls Court Road
W8
W8 6EG
Phone: 02079383700
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Hansom Cab

This pub was built in 1827 and named the Pembroke Arms, it was then rebadged as the Hansom Cab in 1965. The interior layout of the pub consists of a central bar area, with a front and rear lounge, with a couple of tables and chairs squeezed in on the right hand side between both rooms.
The main bar faces you as you enter the pub and has retained its original mahogany bar counter, which is low in height and is quite common of most central London pubs of this era. The rear lounge area was mostly set for dining and the back bar wall had a decent display of etched glass work set in mahogany frame work. Five pumps on the bar with a choice of four ales, London Brewing Co Beer Street, Purity UBU, Twickenham Summer Sun and Bedlam Brewery Phoenix. We went for the Twickenham, which was in excellent condition and cost £6.90 for a pint and a half. The service was very good too.

On 17th June 2019 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hansom Cab

I reckon that this place must have improved a bit since previous reviewers' visits. The ale selection on when I visited recently was Gloucester Docks Brewery Gloucester Gold; Redemption Trinity; Purity Pure Gold; and Signature Brew Roadie (£4.50 a pint). A fifth pump was unclipped. I was given a taster of the Roadie, which is usually a sign of a well run pub. A full main course menu was available when I was in on Tuesday lunchtime, but a blackboard on the wall advertised a couple of "lunch beer snacks" of traditional Cornish pasty and chorizo sausage roll, both at £5 a go. Said to be made by their chefs daily, I went for the Cornish pasty, which was served hot and not microwaved. Good quality for a fiver I would say.

The main bar area at the front has some sofas, tall tables/tall stools, and one or two normal tables and chairs. A fairly large room at the back has more normal tables and chairs, and although this pub doesn't have a garden, there are a few tables and chairs on the pavement. I quite liked the old carved wood bar back as well.

I quite enjoyed my visit here. The landlord was friendly, and seemingly engaged in delivering good quality real ale. My pint of cool and hoppy Roadie was excellent and hardly touched the sides on a scorchingly hot London day. It was very quiet during my lunchtime visit, but probably a very different place in the evenings.

On 13th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Robin Baldwin left this review about The Hansom Cab

This is generally a nice pub, in an upmarket area. It has pleasant decor with the same atmosphere to match. Does it appeal more to younger people - perhaps that is debatable. I have never had a bad experience when drinking here. Well recommended. Thanks....

On 7th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Kensington (Olympia), 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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17th Feb 2021, 10:29
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7th Feb 2021, 17:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Tuesdays. - last updated 21 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays 7.00 pm. - last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 March 2010 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up steep stairs. - last updated 28 June 2016 by Tris C
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