Hansom Cab

Greater London West - Kensington

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

86 Earls Court Road
Kensington
W8 6EG

Tel: (020) 7938 3700

Email: info@hansomcab.london

Website https://www.thehansomcab.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Kensington (Olympia)

Station Distance: 950m

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Two-storey 1827 pub. It has a classic probably Victorian counter fitted with brackets and an unusual patterned fascia beneath the counter top. The three-bay mirrored bar back looks old and is fitted with glass shelves. The star feature is the splendid display of timber and etched mirrors on the inner wall of the rear room. This is a former bar back - the counter has been removed, thus stranding it. This room also contains an attractive wooden fireplace with a mirrored overmantel.

This two-storeyed 1827 pub was formerly the Pembroke Arms; it was renamed in 1965. Although it has been heavily restored there is much old fittings to see within. A door with etched glass panels leads to the principal room from the Earls Court Road. Facing you is a classic probably Victorian counter fitted with brackets and an unusual patterned fascia beneath the counter top. The three-bay mirrored bar back looks old and is fitted with glass shelves. The central bay incorporates an opening to the rear room. Especially attractive are the twin mirrored columns either side of the bays and at each end, which have decorated capitals.

The rear room may be accessed from either side. The startling feature here is the splendid display of timber and etched mirrors on the inner wall. Clearly this is the former bar back - the counter has been removed, thus stranding it. At the far (north) end of the room is an attractive wooden fireplace which looks old; it has a mirrored overmantel. Behind the erstwhile bar back stairs lead to the cellar.

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