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The Elgin, Notting Hill, W11

96 Ladbroke Grove
W11
W11 1PY
Phone: 02072295663
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Reviews of The Elgin (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Quinno _ left this review about The Elgin

Popped in due to the heritage factor. The main bar is as many are in London; a stripped-out gin palace with high ceilings, big windows and not a huge amount else. The left bar, which was inexplicably empty, is where the high Victorian intricacies remain, including a wonderful dark wood and picked glass screen entrance…which some moron has labelled 'El Gin Bar' ho bloody ho. Lining the far wall is a lovely set of etched mirrors and tiles inset into what looks like mahogany. There's also an exquisite bar back. I'm guessing these must be listed as the upper and ceiling have, inevitably, been stripped and hipsterfied and looking pretty terrible into the bargain. Three ales were hidden away; Youngs Bitter, St Austell Proper Job and a warm Redemption Big Chief (NBSS 2) which would have been much better if anyone else was actually drinking it. Still, this one is worth a visit for the history factor. 6.5

On 1st July 2019 - rating: 6
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Komakino . left this review about The Elgin

The heritage features have been well described in previous review and as a Camra National Inventory (et al) boozer, I was looking forward to this visit. So, the plus points: well, the etched glass, woody surrounds and efficient, friendly service (the incidences of being acknowledged whilst you're waiting seems to decrease over the years). The minuses: a two ale line-up of Sharp's Doom Bar and Young's Bitter is pedestrian at best (a third stump offered Hawkes Urban Orchard Berry Cider), overloud muzak, slightly out of keeping with the surrounds, and the ghastly stripped-back ceiling. My score of seven, reflects more the style over the substance.

On 14th May 2018 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Elgin

A good Heritage pub that is definitely worth seeking out. One of the first interesting features I found here, apart from the splendid etched and coloured glass partition, was the hatch in the front bar. In most pubs, the bar hatch lifts up for access, here the hatch is constructed to swivel on a horizontal plane. This is a large pub and on this visit it was good to spend a bit of time and have a good look around. Another feature here are the large windows along the front and side. Three ales to choose from on this visit, two from Twickenham Brewery and one from Sambrooks. I had the Twickenham Naked Ladies.

On 4th February 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Shepherds Bush, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Kensal Green, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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25th Oct 2019, 08:54
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - Front patio seating. - last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 May 2018 by Komakino .
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