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The Serpentine, Hyde Park, W2

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Serpentine Road
Hyde Park
W2
W2 2UH
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Serpentine

No cask ale of course, but Camden Hells Lager and Pale were available, so not a total Carling-fest. Plastic glasses are in use (at least outdoors).

Nice view of the Serpentine, this tourist trap was predictably busy on a nice August day. Plenty of outdoor seating, with QR codes on the tables to bring up a menu and ordering system. As well as the main building there is also a small outdoor bar that you can order from, but I just used the QR ordering system. £4 for a fairly small bowl of chips leaves you feeling a bit done over but I wasn't really expecting anything different.

It is a pleasant setting, however the toilets do let it down and reminded me of grim smelly 1980s public toilets. They do have signs advising that toilets are for customer user only (and even that receipts may be checked!) but it was far too busy for this to be enforced and seemed a bit overkill for the state of the facilities.

Not somewhere to spend hours, but for a quick refreshment break while sightseeing, this place serves its purpose and could definitely be a lot worse.

On 23rd August 2021 - rating: 6
[User has posted 674 recommendations about 558 pubs]


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Nick Davies left this review about The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

This is the main bar/restaurant in the park perfectly situated at the east end of the Serpentine. The inside is of no interest, supposedly something to do with "English country living" so vaguely gastro-style but outside is a lakeside terrace extending along to a large beer garden with plenty of seating. High-end contract caterers who think more of themselves than perhaps they should, and high-end bar prices too, well over four quid for the usual keg selection. Service can be slow, as there's usually a queue of tourists trying to explain to the bar staff what they want, with neither party having English as a first language; there is a stand outside serving drinks sometimes. But once you've got your drinks it must be one of the best spots in central London to enjoy an outdoor pint or three on a hot sunny afternoon.

On 7th September 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 552 recommendations about 544 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Nick Davies
London Victoria, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Serpentine, W2
23rd Aug 2021, 11:00
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
18th Dec 2017, 23:11
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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