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The Colton Arms, W6

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187 Greyhound Road
W6
W14 9SD
Phone: 02073856956
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John Bonser left this review about The Colton Arms

Update - July 2012

Pleasingly still going strong and unchanged from my previous visit in November 2010

Beers on were Adnams Lighthouse, Pride and Doom Bar. Beer is pricey - Lighthouse was £ 4 - but there's an old fashioned charm about this place and I shall continue to drop in occasionally

Original review from November 2010 - Hidden away in the residential side streets behind Queens Tennis Club, a 5-10 minute walk away from Barons Court Tube Station, is The Colton Arms, a small single bar pub that, to a large degree, has the look and feel of an old fashioned country village local.
The bar counter is directly in front of you as you enter and the drinking area extends to cosy alcoves at each end of the counter. Darkened beams and horse brasses give a real country pub feel to the place. Dark carved woodwork is much in evidence – note in particular the high back on the prominent settle on the right. The pub features in CAMRA’s book of London Heritage Pubs.
The long standing landlord, Norman, has now been in situ here for 45 years and the congratulatory letter dated November 2010 from Ted Tuppen of Enterprise has been framed and is proudly displayed behind the bar.
A long overdue visit on a recent Saturday lunchtime brought it home to me what a fine community local this is. Everyone seems to know everyone else here, but the occasional passing stranger / pub anorak such as yours truly receives a warm and cordial welcome. Perhaps reflecting the immediate area, there’s a slightly upmarket and refined ambience.
There’s no fruit machines or musical distractions, just a small inconspicuous TV high up above the fireplace.
On the drinks front, beer is served in pint jug glasses. Beers on were London Pride, Sambrooks Wandle and Doom Bar. Both the Pride and Wandle – at a rather pricey £ 3.70p – were in good form.
Don’t be overly discouraged by the high prices – this is a pub well worth seeking out.

On 9th July 2012 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Colton Arms

A resolutely old-fashioned pub (and none the worse for that), making it stand out from the usual run of West London bars. Just one, small, staple-shaped room with little alcoves at each end of the counter. Real ales - always in good form in my experience - served in traditional 'jugs', and lagers offered in a plainer glass with a handle. Three handpumps offering Doom Bar, Flowers IPA and Pride (pricy at £3.90). Off the beaten track, but well worth a few minutes detour from Barons Court underground to find this rare survivor. NB - It closes between 15:00 and 18:00 on weekday afternoons.

On 16th May 2012 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Colton Arms

Pride, Deuchars IPA and Doom Bar on. The Doom Bar was not cheap at £3.30 a pint, but tasted good. What a superb little pub this is. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but the inside is full of character. The place is full of what appears to be elaborately carved antique furniture, including a screen to the right as you go in, and the bar (office) to the left. Very impressive. There's also a fire on the go, and I found it to be reminiscent of a country pub – epitomised by the especially friendly welcome I was given.
When I was in during a weekday afternoon there were only a handful of regulars in, clearly enjoying a chat with chums. Nor did I notice any intrusive music or unwelcome one armed bandits spoiling the relaxed atmosphere. Beer is served in dimpled mugs rather than straight glasses – not my preference, but hardly important. Notwithstanding the fairly expensive beer, this pub is highly recommended and definitely worth seeking out.

On 25th February 2009 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
West Brompton, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.81 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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19th Jun 2019, 21:44
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19th Jun 2019, 21:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - 25-person capacity. - last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 May 2012 by Alan Hurdle
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