As one of London’s historic areas, it shouldn’t surprise you that Belgravia has more than its fair share of excellent pubs. Looking for the best pubs in Belgravia? Check out this insider’s guide.
The Best Pubs in Belgravia
The Star Tavern
The Star Tavern is really one of those pubs you simply have to visit. Why? It’s steeped in history and was a popular hang-out for London’s inner circle of master criminals. Need I say more?
Ever heard of the Great Train Robbery? You know, the biggest heist of the century, where the 18-man gang nabbed 2.6 million quid (which today is pushing £40 million)? Well, they planned the majority of the thing at The Star Tavern.
Yes, you definitely heard that correctly. This quaint Belgravia public house was the place in which mega criminals Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds (and several others) plotted an enormous heist, before fleeing to Mexico to spend their fortune.
But fear not, The Star Tavern is now a warm and welcoming place, free from master criminals. These guys have won several awards, and you can find a string of delicious real ales and cask beers on tap.
The Thomas Cubitt
The Thomas Cubitt is worlds away from those spit and sawdust boozers you find in shadier parts of the city – to give you an idea of what to expect, tennis at Wimbledon is the only sport that’s ever allowed to grace the pub’s tellies.
One of Belgravia’s most exclusive pubs, The Thomas Cubitt is named after one of London’s great master builders – and the man who just so happened to have been in charge of the construction of most of the Belgravia area.
It’s really two venues under one roof – the swanky upstairs dining room serves high-end British dishes using ethically sourced ingredients, while the downstairs bar is more in line with a traditional pub.
The Fox and Hounds
Hidden away just behind the iconic Sloane Square and the Kings Road, The Fox and Hounds is a 19th century pub with a lot of character.
Originally built in 1860 for the staff of the Grosvenor estate, and was only licensed to sell ales. It actually remained this way until 1996, and was the last pub in the whole of London to operate like this, before acquiring a spirit licence.
As the name suggests, this place is fox themed, and there is an enormous amount of fox memorabilia scattered across the walls.
The Fox and Hounds is perfect all year round; in the winter, it is super warm and cosy inside, and in the summer months, everyone gathers outside to enjoy their tipple, and soak up the enchanting Belgravia atmosphere.
The Alfred Tennyson
Possibly one of the most gorgeous gastro pubs in the Knightsbridge/Belgravia area of London, The Alfred Tennyson is the perfect place to stop for lunch or a few evening drinks.
I’ll be honest – this is a very posh pub, but it’s still reasonably priced all things considered. There are tonnes of delicious cocktails, you should definitely try the ‘House Old Fashioned’, which consists of a House infused Bulleit Bourbon, orange bitters, brown sugar and Angostura.
If you’re more of a beer fan, you’re in luck, as The Alfred Tennyson has a wide selection of craft beers and ales from across the globe.
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Alfred Tennyson also have two estate vineyards in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, and they source sumptuous Pinot Noirs, Rieslings and Pinot Gris directly.
These guys are all about sustainability, and all of their ingredients are ethically sourced from around the UK, and they most definitely do not compromise on quality.
Map of Pubs in Belgravia
Looking for More Guides for Belgravia & Surrounds?
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The Belgravia Area Guide
The Mayfair Area Guide
The Knightsbridge Area Guide