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The Chilled Eskimo, North Kensington, W10

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
48 Southern Row
W10
W10 5AN
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Tris C left this review about The Chilled Eskimo

Originally the Prince of Wales, this is a mid-19th century pub; until recently, the hanging sign featuring a rising sun motif, then seemingly an Eskimo, ‘chilling’ by a snowhole whilst canoodling with a polar bear.
The exterior is tidy enough, with picnic tables and bushy planters. Inside though and it’s a rather strange place; there’s really nothing in the way of décor, otherwise modernised with a cream of mushroom soup colour scheme, trendy wooden louver blinds, continental-style café chairs and tables and a decent soundtrack, the whole coming across like a rather smart yet half-finished gastropub, though somewhat incongruously with a pool table. Customers were few and all resolutely older male locals, at least one somewhat pickled.
The beverage front is just about the most limited I’ve seen outside a restaurant, with two banks of three taps dispensing just Strongbow, Fosters and Kronenbourg at a pricey cash-only £3.00 a half, served by a very friendly landlady, who ensured that a couple of pints were pulled through to maintain quality. She also told me that the place was only open on Fridays, otherwise it was a hire venue-only operation, past events visible on their Facebook page.
It's hard to rate this place: a smart though basic interior, no cask and Brigadoon-like opening times don’t exactly mark the place out for a revisit, but the friendly landlady gets the place up by an extra mark.

On 5th March 2023 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Chilled Eskimo

Ultra-basic corner local with little signage and a stripped-out light interior with limited seating and a pool table. No real ale of course, and limited keg selection, so opted for a quick Guinness (£2.50, half).

On 28th January 2018 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Kensal Green, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kensal Rise, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Chilled Eskimo, W10
5th Mar 2023, 18:19
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
5th Mar 2023, 18:18
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement seating. - last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - Largely a private hire venue. - last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 March 2023 by Tris C
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