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The Alfred Tennyson, Belgravia, SW1

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10 Motcomb Street
SW1
SW1X 8LA
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Tris C left this review about The Alfred Tennyson

The last time I was in here was the late summer/early autumn of 1987, when the pub was known by its original name of the Turk’s Head. Back then, it was a dark wood boozer with a frizzy haired no-nonsense Irish landlady. How things have changed and not for the better either.
It’s all very white here, walls and panelled ceiling, with a modern herringbone floor with glitterball hanging lamps above. The bar is modern and where I remember it, there’s also a slightly raised snug area to the left or rear, depending on orientation. This is also where I was last drinking but I’m sure it was higher and with balustrades, but I could be wrong. Infuriating mood music played, but it was drowned out by the cacophony of conversation from the crowd of wine-guzzling vertical drinkers, bottles in ice buckets; drinkers to the right (or front) were seated; diners were presumably upstairs. The staff were rushed off their feet and being asked by this party group to take photos of the ensemble which was utterly tiresome. I was seated at the bar and the manager leaned over to issue instructions to staff, but such was the noise of conversation that he essentially shouted right into my ear, which is not something which endears a place to me.
Fizz taps included Neck Oil and at £6.50, the most expensive pint I’ve ever bought. It was only then that I noticed a solitary pump dispensing Hammerton’s N1, hidden behind a clutch of arty bottles containing water.
I couldn’t wait to leave, making my way to the Star Tavern, which along with the Grenadier and Nag’s Head, deliver quality pub experiences without the poseurs who congregate here.

On 29th September 2021 - rating: 3
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Alfred Tennyson

After several major refurbishments and renamings over the years (see my review from 2011 below), this place is now an upmarket eatery, although it retains a rather nice heavy wooden bar and a clutch of high benches with stools for drinkers. The rest of the downstairs is tabled and geared up for eating, with also a large dining room upstairs. Out on the pavement are a handful of small tables. The solitary handpumped beer, Hammerton N1, was sadly off when I visited which left me with a pricey keg Beavertown. Very swish but not much of a pub.

On 25th May 2019 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about The Alfred Tennyson

A place mainly for diners but no hassle in getting served. No real ale that I could see - just keg.

On 17th May 2017 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Tris C
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29th Sep 2021, 18:25
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14th Sep 2019, 23:31
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 October 2015 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
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