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The Hour Glass, SW3

283 Brompton Road
SW3
SW3 2DY
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Hour Glass

This is a former Charrington’s pub which has retained its excellent façade, including original tiling and the Toby House sign, located at the Southern end of Brompton Road. The pub has a wide but shallow interior with doors at either end leading you in to the same simple room with the servery along the mid-part of the rear wall. The room has dark floorboards, plain windows along the front wall and a full height mirrored wall to the right which makes the pub appear a lot bigger than it really is. There are limited tables and chairs at either end of the room, plus a few short, button backed banquettes, with the only options being the row of high stools along a drinking ledge under the front windows. The bar has a square ended, dark wood counter, impressive modern gantry and basic mirrored bar back, all embellished with a fancy looking coffee machine and a spectacular bouquet of flowers. A TV screen on the right-hand wall remained turned off throughout the course of my visit, despite a high-profile Chelsea fixture taking place at that very moment in time, suggesting live sports coverage is unlikely. The left side of the room has a few old local photos on the walls alongside a nice Charrington’s mirror, a rather bleak and solitary painting and a small book swap scheme.
There are four handpulls which had a line-up of Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted, Fullers London pride and Wimbledon Copper Leaf (£5.00) on this visit. The friendly barman served up a pretty good pint of the Copper leaf and I noted that the keg lines also included several Harviestoun beers, whilst lots of their promotional material could be seen around the room, suggesting they may have some sorts of link to the brewery.
I liked this pleasant, uncomplicated pub with its fantastic exterior, unfussy interior and decent, well-kept ale range. The pub felt a lot more homely and welcoming than a lot of the other pubs in this part of town and I was glad I went out of my way to check it out.

On 24th September 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2364 recommendations about 2364 pubs]


Graham Coombs left this review about The Hour Glass

A refreshing change from the typical 'traditional' pubs in the area; a splendid 1930s building sympathetically restored inside with good original features. The uncluttered décor gives a pleasant, restful feel. the level of seating seems to have improved over earlier reviews, although it is not a large pub but there is a function room upstairs. Also refreshingly different were the draught beers, with Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted and Harviestoun Pale alongside Wimbledon SW19, and in good order.

On 14th June 2019 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Hour Glass

Tiled exterior with Charrington / Toby logo. Quite a narrow bare boarded interior with some mini bar games on the window ledge. 3 real ales and "craft keg". Food served.

On 13th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Victoria, 1.44 miles, 27 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.44 miles, 27 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hour Glass, SW3
24th Sep 2019, 18:30
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
16th Jun 2019, 18:06
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial only - last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
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