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The Drayton Arms

#6,314 of 18,297 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, , British
153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
+44 20 7835 2301
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service and really nice food at a reasonable price. The location is very convenient to hotels clustered around Gloucester Road . The ambience is typical pub but seems to be less of a hard drinking place. Most patrons were quiet and well behaved.

2  Thank Panamerasitges
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner with friends. There's a theatre that adjoins the restaurant if you want to do dinner and a play.

Thank Edward W
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Edward W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Drayton Arms. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We're delighted you've also enjoyed our Theatre! Thank you Kind Regards, The Drayton Arms Team

Reviewed 6 August 2017

This venue was chosen by my cousin as she arranged a get-together for a number of family members to share some time with a much loved, elderly aunt from the USA as she paid a flying visit to England. A table had been reserved and,...More

Thank Eileen D
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Eileen D, Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We are genuinely delighted to hear we helped make your family reunion a success. We hope to welcome you back very soon Kind Regards, The Drayton Arms Team

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is fast becoming my favourite pub in London!! I have now had almost everything in the menu and it is far superior to any other pub in the area! To top that, the staff are all very pleasant and some quite attractive... ;) Since...More

1  Thank Bobby_BlueGE
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Bobby_BlueGE, What a magnificent review! We are delighted to hear you enjoy your visits, let's keep them coming! We've got some new items on the menu so hurry over to try them! We're looking forward to your next visit with us! Kind Regards, The...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this establishment with a chum of mine having never ever been before for a quick beverage and a spot of scran. Everything was superb - we were up in "arms"! The drinks - I helped myself to sample of the sierra nevada range,...More

2  Thank James T
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear James T, What a review! The entire staff enjoyed your humorous monologue and your carefully placed puns. Everyone is excited to welcome you back. We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife lived in London in the early 80s, and this was her neighborhood pub. Pretty typical for London, with a few more food items than normally found. We were here three years ago as well as tonight. Good fish and chips and a British...More

1  Thank Ron C
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Ron, We're so glad that after three long years you decided to come back to us! Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food. Don't wait another three years to visit us again! Kind Regards, The Drayton Arms...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a Sunday dinner (roast beef with Yorkshire pudding) and the place was pretty empty. The service was alright and the meals were good. The Yorkshire pudding was pretty crispy, probably from a boxed mix. Overall the taste of everything was pretty...More

1  Thank amc_pg
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I often visit the Drayton Arms as I live in the local neighborhood. Recently both the menu, and service have improved. The pub has a great selection of craft beers and wines and the new menu is great! The Drayton provides a lot more of...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Elizabeth, What delightful praises! We aim to make all our guests' experiences personal, we're glad you appreciated it. Pop back in soon, we have an exciting Sierra Nevada Festival running until mid July that will awaken your love for craft beers. Thank you! Kind...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A waitress named Audrey treated us (me and my friend) terribly. Will never go back there again. So sorry because I've been to this pub always and never had a problem before. Hopefully she will not be there anymore.

2  Thank camila g
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The atmosphere is great, the staff is amazing and the food is good. This i everything you would want in a great British Pub.

1  Thank Karimoftos
General Manager A, Manager at The Drayton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dead Karimoftos, Thank you for your feedback, the team will be deligthed to head you enjoyed your time with us. Come again soon! Kind Regards, The Drayton Arms Team

South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW5 0LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7835 2301
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The Drayton Arms Dining and Theatre is an eclectic mix of trusty local pub, stylish South Kensington nightspot and fabulous fringe Theatre. As sunlight floods through our floor to ceiling windows, soak up the imposing Jacobean features with a pint of real ale or over our hangover-busting brunch. On Saturday night, trade in your pint for a Cosmopolitan and embrace the sophistication of our prestigious postcode with laidback aplomb. Upstairs you will find a cosy 50 seat fringe theatre, with delightful shows every day including old favourites, new writing, cabaret and comedy.
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