SquareMeal Review of
The Pig's Ear
Here’s a real rarity – a genuinely charming, almost rustic local boozer in the midst of Chelsea’s backstreets, complete with twinkling fairy lights, jumbled auction-room furniture, movie posters and music memorabilia. Pints of signature Pig's Ear Ale (brewed locally by the London Beer Factory), Orchard Pig cider and Belgian lagers go down well with a gooey Scotch egg at the bar, or you can nip upstairs to the oak-panelled dining room for “British comfort cooking executed with style and panache”. Porky pickings are arrayed on charcuterie boards, but also expect market-led dishes ranging from devilled chicken livers on toast to beer-battered codling fillet, braised beef shin with horseradish mash or grilled veal chop with black bean salsa. Roasts rule the roost on Sundays, and the Francophile wine list also does its job. “A gem”, says one fan – and we agree.