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The Churchill Arms

119 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN

Pubs , Thai Kensington

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  • Wine: £13.95
  • Champagne: £34.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm (Thurs-Sat -12M) Sun 12N-10.30pm

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What a jolly place this is, with masses of flowers outside and a boisterous crowd eager to see a British pub at its most baroque. The interior is a medley of flags, wicker baskets, chamber pots, memorabilia of Winston Churchill and American presidents, plus a thriving Thai restaurant serving up curries, stir-fries and noodles in a jungle of greenery. Tireless landlord Gerry O’Brien has run the show for nearly 30 years and has created a real sense of bonhomie with open fires, candles, amber lights and hot toddies keeping out the winter chill, and special nostalgic bonanzas reserved for Churchill’s birthday. Real ales and guest beers get the CAMRA seal of approval, too.

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  1. The Churchill Arms

    119 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN
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    London Eater
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    119 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Thursday, 30th May 2013

    Over the Hype :: The Churchill Arms

    It’s difficult to fully capture the wonders of this pub with a few simple words and pictures, but I will try. The Churchill Arms is part museum, part pub with a little Thai flavour thrown in the mix. Nothing unusual about that. I’ve lived in the UK for about 15 years now, and I have yet to experience sitting down to the comforts of pie and mash. This is unacceptable and I feel like I’m missing out on a whole genre of national pastime, but I will not neglect this and truly learn about life in the UK. Hidden behind the Churchill memorabilia lies a petite Thai Restaurant with bird houses, plant pots, snail trails and the soft whisper of wind chimes as you brush past. Peace...
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  2. Published : Friday, 22nd March 2013

    The Celeriac :: Churchill Arms, Kensington

    The Churchill Arms looks, to any unsuspecting human being, passerby, tourist or house pet, like your average pub. Possibly above average actually, for the owners have decorated it lovingly in the flowers of a thousand gardens. Food wise, though, it is something out of the ordinary. Read on for mysteries revealed… tumblr_mbbzhzOsqp1qev9h7o1_1280 The Churchill Arms does not serve burgers. It does not serve chips. It does not even serve steaks. It is (shock horror) a Thai Food Establishment. But before you go off shaking your head in disgust at this Proper British Pub sacrilege, I urge you to give the little public house a chance. The Thai food here is not an afterthought. It is the star of the show, the centre piece, the be all and end all of The Churchill Arms.
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