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Chelsea Potter, Chelsea, SW3

119 Kings Road
SW3
SW3 4PL
Phone: 02073529479
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about Chelsea Potter

Originally the Commercial Tavern, the current name dating from 1956. This is probably Chelsea’s most iconic pub, reputedly the watering hole of the Stones and Hendrix, at the epicentre of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ King’s Road culture, though not visited by me since the not-so-swinging late ‘80s.
The place is really a bit of a formulaic Greene King outlet, not that large with exclusively tall, conventional furniture and a dark colour scheme of wood panelling to the dado and black Anaglypta ceiling. There are attractive central structural columns, with repetitive gold painted Corinthian capitals. The bar back in part is attractive and probably original; what isn’t is its bare brick infill and tubular steel shelving, with matching suspended gantry. Lighting comes from a variety of filament lamp arrays and a TV showing the snooker, sound off, no one watching. Customers were young, perhaps local students and inoffensive enough.
Ales usurpingly amounted to Rocking Rudolph, GK IPA and one unused pump, a further two devoted to Lilley’s so-called ‘cider’; my Neck Oil set me back £3.40.
This may be Chelsea’s most iconic pub, but nowadays it’s a place you visit just to say you’ve been, but when asked why, you’ll have no answer.

On 1st December 2021 - rating: 4
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Chelsea Potter

It was a relief to actually see a pub after walking a fair bit down the King's Road, passing a multitude of designer outlets. The pub was busy on our Thursday eve visit, with a good few of the drinkers sitting outside, along the side street entrance. This is a one room pub, which was traditional in style, with the main feature being the front bay windows. The pub was well staffed behind the bar and in spite of the pub being busy, the staff took their time serving you and treating you as an individual and not a number, which I liked. Five handpumps with three ales on our visit, London Glory, Abbott and Sambrooke's Pumphouse Pale. We went for the latter, which was in excellent condition and cost a whopping £5.10, unfortunately it was my round.

On 17th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about Chelsea Potter

Not a huge amount to add to the reviews below, The Chelsea Potter is clearly of its area and the focus is very much on food.
Three handpumps had on Youngs Gold, Pride and Doom Bar which was clear, clean and crisp.
A mixed clientele with all ages represented amongst locals and tourists alike but the atmosphere is pleasant and it's friendly enough.
I certainly wouldn't make a special effort to visit but it makes a decent enough pit stop for a well kept pint.

On 27th November 2011 - rating: 6
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1st Dec 2021, 19:39
Review submitted by Tris C
 
14th Sep 2019, 23:45

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 01 December 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 June 2021 by ROB Camra
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