SquareMeal Review of The Chelsea Pensioner
Given that it’s somewhat adrift of Chelsea and Fulham’s main drinking hotbeds, on the southern flank of Brompton Cemetery, we hope this revitalised boozer doesn’t end up as a bit of a graveyard. ‘Cold beer and a warm heart’ promises a neon sign in the window, and the Pensioner is aimed at locals rather than Saturday’s out-of-town casuals en route to watch Mourinho’s men at nearby Stamford Bridge. Those who do make it all the way to the Royal Borough’s western limit will find cheerful pick-and-mix retro decor, Meantime ales on tap, Prosecco at £15, sub-£3 spirits and mixers during extended happy hours – plus cocktails such as Rob Roy and Daiquiri, affordable flatbread pizzas, a pool table and a rear courtyard. Live music, quizzes, film nights and comedy turns are also promised.