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Hoop & Toy, South Kensington, SW7

34 Thurloe Place
SW7
SW7 2HQ
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about Hoop & Toy

An interesting history hear, best read on CAMRA’s site, but obviously this is a modern rebuild, in the base of a block of flats dating from 1927. However, the interior has a slightly more traditional feel, though what was once probably an inviting fireplace, has been bricked up and tiled.
Otherwise, this is yet another by the numbers Greene King pub, with a large number of younger customers, origin unknown, but by day, I’d expect this to be a magnet for tourists, as it’s by South Ken tube, clearly visible on returning from the museum ‘hood, up the road.
A predictable ale line-up, with Rocking Rudolph, London Glory, GK IPA, Landlord (unavailable) and Abbot which surprisingly drinkable, at £2.85 a half, price determined by location.
This place isn’t really worth the effort; if you want a GK experience, the superior Zetland is round the corner.

On 5th December 2021 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Hoop & Toy

Not a bad little pub with a good traditional feel and a couple of sports TVs. However I was totally hacked off by being overcharged hence the low score. There appears to be a function room in the basement, although it was out of use at time of visit. Draught ales were IPA, Abbot, London's Glory, Yardbird and Wimbledon SW19.

On 13th June 2019 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hoop & Toy

Now rebranded as a Greene King house, but the former Taylor Walker / Spirit Group 'olde London pub' interior (i.e. rather sparsely furnished, with plain traditional-style dark-wood decor giving a somewhat subdued and characterless feel) remains unchanged. Often appears busy when approaching due to large groups of customers standing out the front on the pavement but it is usually possible to find a seat inside. Also has a function room upstairs. Four handpumps offering IPA, Old Speckled Hen, the Radio X Amplified collaboration pale and Sambrook's Lavender Hill as a guest on this visit.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
West Brompton, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.65 miles, 31 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.65 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hoop & Toy, SW7
5th Dec 2021, 19:24
Review submitted by Tris C
 
16th Jun 2019, 18:10
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 16 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 05 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 05 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 08 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 05 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 May 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 May 2015 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 05 December 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 April 2015 by hondo .
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