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The Hillgate, W8

24 Hillgate Street
W8
W8 7SR
Phone: 02077278566
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hillgate

Staple-shaped bar with a further seating area beyond the left hand corner. Gastro-pub furniture and decor, frequented by a lively (and probably well heeled) young crowd. Three handpumps, offering the regular 6X (£4.60) plus Truman's Swift and a reversed Ghost Ship clip as the guests on this visit.

On 28th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Hillgate

Once The Johnsons Arms, this is a mid-Victorian corner pub situated in the super-affluent Campden Hill area of Kensington.

The walls are covered with old 33 rpm album covers, paint is typical 'gastro grey/blue', the floor is bare boarded. Tables are large and solid which means that sharing is an undesirable likelihood. The crowd here were young and exuberant; poor acoustics meant that the pub was very noisy and despite being moderately full, service was poor.

The ale choice was either Robinson's Brewery's Trooper or my Adnam's Topaz Gold which was a good pint though at £4.50 was high, even for the area.

This pub is light years away from the Uxbridge Arms around the corner and to be honest, I rather prefer it to this place. I can't see any compelling reason to return here as there are better pubs in the area.

On 21st August 2015 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Hillgate

Modernised back street pub with some gastro tendencies, but still a reasonable place for a drink. One large room, with a quieter narrow area tucked away behind, mostly in usual modern drab colours but with a few traces of some splendid woodwork hinting at what used to be. Draught beers at time of visit were 6X and a couple of guest (Christmas) ales, in very drinkable form. On the whole, not a bad place to escape to.

On 23rd December 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Shepherds Bush, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.19 miles, 23 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hillgate, W8
18th May 2019, 17:23
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18th May 2019, 14:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No - Seats on pavement - last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby changing facilites. - last updated 24 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 March 2009 by Old Blue
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 8.00 pm. - last updated 21 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 March 2009 by Old Blue
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
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