London’s legendary pubs preserve the capital’s history and traditions, while also celebrating the latest trends in food and drinks.
London’s legendary pubs preserve the capital’s history and traditions, while also celebrating the latest trends in food and drinks. Offering incredible diversity, amazing atmosphere and friendly service, Bayswater’s thriving locals are no exception. So, if you’re yearning for the comforting taste of pub grub, or a traditional British ale or two, check out these five pubs in Bayswater, which are always worth a visit.
Just a stone’s throw from Notting Hill, and close to both Bayswater and Royal Oak underground stations, The Porchester reflects the cosmopolitan feel of its surroundings. Colourful, contemporary and vibrant, it nonetheless exudes the warmth of a traditional local.
Whether you are seeking a quick pint or a place to settle in for the evening, the Porchester makes an excellent choice. The selection of tempting tipples includes award-winning cask ales and craft beers. There’s a diverse menu of great British pub food, including bar snacks, fully loaded-burgers and Sunday roasts. Meals feature fresh and locally-sourced produce and this West London pub hosts exciting weekly quiz nights. Plus, don’t let on, but there’s a secret beer garden!
Located in Queensway, the Bayswater Arms is the epitome of the great British pub. There’s an eclectic mix of the traditional and the contemporary here, which perfectly reflects the pub’s surroundings.
With an impressive selection of real ales, and an extensive wine list, there’s plenty to please. The Bayswater Arms also promises the perfect G&T - guaranteed! The tasty menu is loaded with British staples, including fish and chips, plus there’s a variety of international favourites.
The Bayswater Arms is part of London’s history - it is said to have been frequented by Charles Dickens. And its lively atmosphere and friendly staff ensure that the pub is popular with locals and tourists alike.
The King’s Head is one of the most common pub names in England and Wales, with no less than 50 pubs in the capital alone. First licensed in 1822, this particular King’s Head features traditional wooden beams and panelling; a décor which helps to create a comfortable feel, enhanced by the friendly service.
Located in Queensway, the King’s Head has managed to fuse the traditional and modern – there's live sport coverage and a drinks menu reflecting the latest trends with an interesting selection of beers and a variety of gins and cocktails. There’s also a tempting menu of British classics and world cuisine.
A favourite haunt of both tourists and local residents, the Prince Alfred offers warm hospitality and a cosy atmosphere. This traditional pub has been located on Queensway since 1851 and incorporates two bars. The ground floor is homely, yet lively, while the upstairs sofa bar is a fabulous social space for meeting up with friends or hosting an event.
Notable for its range of cask ales, bottled beers, gins and wines, this pub is always ready to feature new and exciting choices. Food is served all day, with homemade burgers a popular choice. This vibrant pub also offers live music and regularly showcases up-and-coming artists.
Built in 1858 as the Prince’s Hotel, the Prince Edward sits on the corner of a Victorian square close to Hyde Park. The elegant lounge boasts comfy armchairs and an island bar, creating a sociable feel. The décor has recently been refreshed but the pub continues to honour its history while reflecting contemporary tastes.
There’s an extensive choice of ales, wines, champagnes and spirits, together with a delicious and regularly-updated food offering. Jazz nights and acoustic sessions from local artists are among the live events, plus you can also enjoy quiz nights. A Bayswater community landmark, the pub is an independent business which supports others in the area by serving locally-sourced produce.