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Portobello House, North Kensington, W10

225 Ladbroke Grove
W10
W10 6HQ
Phone: 02031810920
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Tris C left this review about Portobello House

This was once a pub called the Earl Percy but is now the Portobello House, situated in North Kensington W10, a few hundred yards north of the decidely more gentrified Notting Hill, W11.
As a result, this venue is a little incongruous in an area which is still a bit Rillington Place around the edges, especially at night.
Inside it's really a cocktail bar/restaurant with boutique hotel above, where one room is called the Percy Room - I thought this was a euphemism for the lav. The floor may be bare boarded, but thereafter there doesn't seem to be anything to identify it as a former pub. There are chandeliers and pink floral-print wallpaper with cut flowers and bamboo in planters. Furniture comprises tall, small square tables with tall stools clad with claret-coloured vinyl, though some furniture is lower and marginally more conventional. Several ugly aircon units dangle from the ceiling and there are mirrors to the rear walls; music was muted. What few clients who were in during our lunchtime visit were an older bunch and a bit down at heel - clearly not the customer base this venue aims to attract.
Ale? None. Not even craft. Just premium lagers, Guinness and Aspall's, all distributed from chrome founts; my half of Stella came in at £2.45 a half.
This isn't a homely place at all - I think 'non-pub' is a good description and the Eagle just up the road is a far better bet. I won't be returning.

On 2nd November 2016 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Portobello House

Nondescript bistro with a semi-refurbished 'U'-shaped bar and hotel accommodation above. Small patio seating area behind bamboo screen at the front. No real ale, having stopped selling Spitfire "about four weeks ago". Dull range of keg lagers (e.g. 1664, £2.40, half) plus Guinness.

On 3rd May 2015 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Kensal Green, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Portobello House, W10
2nd Nov 2016, 01:01
Review submitted by Tris C
 
3rd May 2015, 11:05
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Small patio. - last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 02 November 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 November 2016 by Tris C
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