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The Gloucester, SW1

187 Sloane Street
SW1
SW1X 9QR
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Gloucester

BF pretty much nails this one, particularly the comment about local residents not being seen dead in here, or probably any pub for that matter, the risk of FSB assassination being too great.
This dates from 1835 but was rebuilt around 1900, in the base of this mansion block. There’s fairly loud music in here and customers seemed to be having a jolly time, especially the overly friendly German who kept leaning over me at the bar, giggling in my ear; I think some customers may be staying at the hotel opposite.
Ales: two pumps dishing out Abbot, one for GK IPA and Landlord at £2.90 a very stiff half and good.
This is actually more enjoyable than most GK pubs, surprising in this location. However, there are some very enjoyable pubs in the immediate vicinity, such as the Nag’s Head, which is where I’d head if in this area.

On 6th November 2021 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Gloucester

Yet another Greene King tied house,smaller than a lot of their outlets and with some charm.The exterior looks traditional and there are some high tables near the entrance.The bar runs along the left wall,has a decent mirrored back and is in two sections.There are some narrow high tables opposite the bar and two charming small alcoves behind,while the rear of the pub opens out a little and has dining type tables.
Posters on the walls celebrate the fashion brands available close by,although I doubt their upmarket customer base would be seen dead in a GK pub !
There was a bland R&B soudtrack playing and although the menus were not the plastic,photographed variety,the food offering is just the same GK stuff but with a £1.49 per dish hike given the area.Food service still reins.There is a first floor restaurant which looks like a club,with an unused fireplace and a flatscreen.There is a small serving bar with just keg options up here but this maybe used when it's being hired out.
At the bar both the GK IPA and Abbott were coming shortly leaving just TT Landlord (NBSS 2.5,£2.80 half).This pub is marginally better than some other GK outlets in the area,but there is the usual lack of care which even a friendly barman cannot compensate for.There are better options elsewhere.

On 10th September 2021 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Gloucester

This is now a Greene King, which they acquired along with the rest of the Punch estate. Thus they had on GK IPA and London Glory, plus Sambrook's Wandle. They still do a CAMRA discount, again left over from its Taylor Walker days, bringing the pint of Wandle I had down to £4.23. That makes the full price £4.70 by my reckoning - I suppose that's what one expects to pay in Sloane St. The normal GK pub grub menu is available, but as you would expect prices are at the top end of the GK scale - the burger & chips is £12.79 for example.

As you enter there is a fairly open bare-boarded area with several tall tables/tall benches, leading back to a carpeted area with just normal tables and chairs, plus a couple of booths with leather button back benches. A black and white tiled splash area surrounds the bar counter. There's some unusual wallpaper here, featuring thousands of Penny Black stamps. I thought it looks quite odd, but it's harmless enough I guess. There are TVs, fruit and games machines about the place.

Customers seemed to be transient shoppers as far as I could tell. As pub go I reckon this one is firmly in the "OK" category. It's good that there still is one pub in Sloane St, but it's by no means a destination pub although OK for a swift one as long as you can stomach the sky high prices.

On 28th May 2017 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
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Latest updates View all updates for The Gloucester, SW1
6th Nov 2021, 19:04
Review submitted by Tris C
 
10th Sep 2021, 11:04
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 03 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 December 2018 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - According to website. - last updated 06 November 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
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