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The Barrels, Chelsea, SW3

298 Kings Road
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Tris C left this review about Cadogan Arms

First time in here in well over 20 years and this is now a more pleasant pub. Gone is the Ye Olde Worlde interior of yore as has the jukebox. There's a pool room upstairs; prices were surprisingly cheap for the area. The bullseye glass window panes are a bit naff, but overall this isn't a bad place though the selection of drinks across the board is bafflingly thin: a cider, Guinness, a couple of bitters, a couple of lagers and that's about it.

On 26th June 2013 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about Cadogan Arms

The pub is unchanged since Maldenman’s visit, with the stuffed heads, brewery mirror, and assorted prints (I thought they might be of Dickensian characters) still all there. There’s no need to repeat what he said, but I did think that the white-framed lattice windows were an attractive feature, and I did spot that table service was available in the dining room at the back for those who look for that sort of thing in a pub.
During my visit yesterday they had on Adnam’s Bitter, Adnam’s Mild, as well as London Pride of course. Unusually, they also had Tiger Lager on tap. My Adnam’s Bitter came in a branded glass, but I also had to ask for a top up (given with good grace). I also saw some pints of lager being delivered to diners at the back which were well short of the brim. Sandwiches were £7.95 and upwards, with main courses also being at the top end of the pub pricing scale. My change was handed back on a little silver dish – well, what else would I expect in Chelsea. In my view this pub is nothing special – OK for a pint but really too “Central London” for my taste.

On 14th April 2011 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about Cadogan Arms

This is a large street corner pub on the Kings Rd, with the bar and main drinking area to the front, and a more formal dining area to the rear, tables set with white tablecloths. An old side door has a mosaic floor inlaid with "Luncheons and Billiards" and indeed still today there is an area upstairs which has three new American eight ball pool tables. The main bar has a wooden floor, mixed seating including a few sofas and armchairs and the obligatory high tables. There is an exposed brick fireplace and column, the hearth being full of stacked chopped logs.. The ceiling has been painted black and bizarrely the walls are sporadically decorated with stuffed animal heads and fish, foxes, rabbits, even a bison being included, all with a plate stating the name of the hunter and date of the kill. A ceiling beam has a row of antlers and animal horns in the same manner. Rather more conventionally there is a large Adnams mirror and a series of caricatures of some military figure from days gone by in a variety of costumes.
I didn't really take to this pub for a few reasons, the stuffed heads being one but also there was a large crowd of middle aged men in front of the bar, clearly worse for wear and being pretty offensive but left unchecked. Thankfully the pub TV was switched off and they left around 5:30, I assume from their comments to watch the Chelsea FC late match somewhere else.
The beer choice was Pride, Adnams Bitter and Ghost Ship (second time I've seen this now, last week in Cambridge). One pump was unclipped. I decided to try the Ghost Ship but it was poor, flat and lifeless. Another Chelsea pub serving short pints too, I had to prompt for a top up which seemed to confuse the barmaid somewhat.

On 17th October 2010 - rating: 4
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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