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The Colonies, SW1

25 Wilfred Street
SW1
SW1E 6PR
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Colonies

The Pineapple until 1974 when the current name arrived, revolving around an African colonial theme, according to CAMRA; someone’s playing with fire here, given the current climate.
It has a fairly modern interior with a raised rear. Modern boarded with dark panelling and a white ceiling. Furniture is either tall and chunky – like some of the customers – along with studded oxblood banquets; muzak played in the background.
Ales presented amounted to Tribute, GK IPA and Landlord at £2.90 and good.
This place is ok, but like the other pubs round here, not great.

On 12th November 2021 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1314 recommendations about 1293 pubs]


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Steve of N21 left this review about The Colonies

Now owned by Greene King, the Colonies is a bit tucked away on Wilfred Street. Still a fairly open plan traditional pub interior the key selling point for this one over the multitude of other options in the nearby area is the pleasant courtyard garden that stretches from the back of the pub all the way to a back entrance on Castle Lane.
Insanely busy with the afterwork crowd when I popped in last week and three GK brews and a cider meant I didn’t linger long personally. But it was attracting a crowd that were and good on it for that.

On 29th April 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1770 recommendations about 1714 pubs]


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custodian 42 left this review about Colonies

Unspectacular pub with five hand pumps, three of which were in use but no ale of any strength. Service was slow, to say the least. Would not return.

On 1st March 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1693 recommendations about 1691 pubs]


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This pub features in the following crawls:
Victoria to Westminster tube, 11 pubs, 7 of which are in Good Beer Guide 2010 by Danny O'Revey
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Philip Carter
London Victoria, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Colonies, SW1
12th Nov 2021, 18:39
Review submitted by Tris C
 
7th Sep 2019, 13:00
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 November 2021 by Tris C
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