After a nice day checking out everything London has to offer, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a cold drink in a traditional British pub. Happily, London has lots of pubs that embody everything that’s great about the British drinking establishment.
Whether you want a straight up pub experience or something with a bit of modern flair, there’s a traditional pub for you. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the best.
Duke of Kendal
Right on Connaught Street, the Duke of Kendal has a long history and is only a five-minute walk from our Hyde Park Paddington Hotels.
It looks and feels like a traditional pub, serving a host of popular and craft ales, with a robust drinks menu an additional plus. It’s a very friendly, relaxed place where you can simply sit and soak in the atmosphere.
The Duke of Kendal also does some great food so if you’re looking to get ensconced and spend some time just relaxing, they’ve got you covered. It’s extremely close to the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate, so you don’t have a long journey if you go a little too deep into the ales on offer.
The Swan is right on top of Hyde Park, so you get some beautiful views from your table at this modern, but classically decorated, pub.
It’s only a ten-minute walk from the Park Grand London Hyde Park, so you can indulge yourself in the great drinks and food on offer. The Swan prides itself on delivering traditional pub food, all made to the highest standard. Even better, the dining area up on the first floor offers amazing, unobstructed views of Hyde Park.
Ye Olde Mitre
If you’re looking for a place that feels and looks exactly like a traditional British pub, then Ye Olde Mitre is definitely the place for you.
The décor is full-on British pub, with drinking jugs hanging from the ceiling and curios and knick-knacks festooning every available area. Beyond this, Ye Olde Mitre offers a very good range of drinks, from ales on tap to a robust range of rums.
It’s a great place to grab a pint and watch the world go by, made even better by the fact that it’s barely a ten-minute walk from the Park Grand London Hyde Park.
The Wilton Arms
Describing itself as having the ‘friendly feeling of a village local’, The Wilton Arms lives up to this billing and then some. It’s easy to reach from any of Park Grand’s Hyde Park Paddington Hotels, so there’s no excuse not to give it a go.
Nestled right beside Hyde Park, it’s a pub that offers nothing but no-nonsense, well-made food and a selection of great drinks. Traditional pub fare is on offer, with lighter options and main meals all available. Try the beef steak and vegetable pie – you won’t be disappointed.
A two-time winner of the ‘Pub of the Year’ award, The Victoria is a plush, welcoming place that mixes a pseudo-Victorian look with some modern garnishes. It really is a special place for the looks and atmosphere alone.
But The Victoria also offers great, contemporary food, pub classics, and a vast range of drinks.