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The Devonshire Arms

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Devonshire Arms 37 Marloes Road | Kensington, London W8 6LA, England
+44 20 7937 0710
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Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Clifton, Virginia
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for something simple after a long day of touristing London. The pub was warm and there were a fair amount of people around. It took us a while to figure out that we had to order at the bar for table delivery. Overall a decent pub experience with ok food, beer, and figuring out the process.

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Thank Pjay99
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of friends for Christmas lunch. First the pro's Claire was a really nice waitress. Now the con's; We booked our meals in advance but what we got wasn't as promised. Firstly the cold water on the tables was warm water in hot craves that had probably just come out of the dishwasher. The goats cheese starter... More 

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Thank Pinners
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magic little joint in the heart of kensington. We showed up half wrecked with jetlag and Claire the supervisor was really good to us helping us with wine selection, attractions around town, wifi and generally being awesome, would recommend for her kind and attentive service by itself. Foods great if you want non wankery honest pub food. Highly recommend the... More 

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Thank DIRK A
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not haute cuisine, a fair-priced pub with rather delicious home-made pies. We were pretty desperate and hungry and found this pub around the corner from our hotel. A life saver!

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Thank Rosie M
Portishead, England
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fell across this pub, it was around the corner form the Copthorne Tara Hotel. It was certainly cheaper than other London pubs and the atmosphere was good

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Thank oink0880
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled into here one night in London and what a result!! We'd already seen the previous reviews and knew it looked canny but we'd decided to go elsewhere. Anyway on walking out of our hotel (Tara Copthorne) 5 mins down road it started raining and we just happened to be passing it so decided to give it a go. Wow!... More 

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Thank chris e
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for a post theatre drink. Friendly staff and good selection of beers. Decor and lighting not quite hitting the mark - needs to be softened a little, but otherwise, nice place. Shame it closed immediately after we ordered our drinks (11pm on a Saturday).

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Thank goodtripper
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting London with family. Refused to serve my mother who has food allergies. Ridiculous situation, my mother has visited Japan and still managed to eat out!!!

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Thank Rachel G
Brighton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good beer and food. Clean and well furnished inside. If you like sitting outside utside they have a front "patio " with heater and sheltered seating.

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Thank Pete2665
Devonshire Arms S, Guest Relations Manager at The Devonshire Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review! We love our garden out the front of the pub and are about to get even more blankets to make visits cosier for all our guests. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Frances Thomas and The Devonshire Arms Team. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I always visit here when am staying at LAK apartments, the food and service are just brilliant. The staff always make me feel welcome and the prices are perfect for the awesome menu they serve. I miss it when am home in Glasgow.

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Thank Janey G
Devonshire Arms S, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms, responded to this review

Good afternoon Janey! What a lovely review, thank you. If we could duplicate the pub for you in Glasgow, we would! Perhaps you could take a visit to The Curlers Rest when you miss us? We've heard they're great too. Glad to hear you love our new menu and we look forward to the next time you visit. Kind regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devonshire Arms 37 Marloes Road | Kensington, London W8 6LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 0710
Description
South Kensington's cosiest pub. Just a stones throw from the boutique-lined streets of South Kensington, The Devonshire Arms has rustic character and vintage style in equal measure. Step inside to discover an unsurpassable range of speciality drinks, all served with a dash of idiosyncratic charm and an eclectically furnished interior that exudes a subtle air of stately-home grandeur, an apt setting for sipping on a crisp New Zealand Pinot G or treating yourself to one of our home-cooked Sunday roasts. The pub garden has ample tables that catch the sun with heating and jumbo umbrellas for when the British weather catches you off guard!

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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 and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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