Belgravia's well-heeled reputation might bring cocktail and champagne bars to mind. Whilst such sophisticated spots are indeed a fixture of the area, that doesn't mean there's a shortage of pubs with a friendly atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude. If you want to drink in a traditional venue or enjoy hearty gastropub cuisine there are plenty of local options. Find your new favourite with our guide to the best pubs in Belgravia.
Guide to the best pubs in Belgravia
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The best pubs in Belgravia
- The Thomas Cubitt – Gastropub with elegance
- The Orange – Gastropub with guest rooms
- The Gloucester – Traditional Belgravia pub
- The Wilton Arms – Breezy family-run pub
- The Alfred Tennyson – Refined drinking and dining
- The Plumbers Arms – Cosy and welcoming
- The Star Tavern – Belgravia award-winner
- The Grenadier – Intriguing haunted destination
- The Antelope – Lively part of the community
- The Fox & Hounds – Compact but popular
- The Nags Head – Old-school and quirky
- The Horse & Groom – Photogenic mews pub
- The Duke of Wellington – Pub with a bustling atmosphere
The best pubs in Belgravia
Gastropub with elegance
Renowned gastropub The Thomas Cubitt is a short distance from Victoria station. It's an elegant spot with light and classic interiors and outdoor seating. Sophisticated European cooking is on the menu and there are plenty of drinks options including cocktails, beers, and a regularly-changing wine list. This pub also has a private dining room.
Gastropub with guest rooms
The Orange provides Belgravia with a stylish gastropub that also has guest rooms. The interiors are elegant here. Sample British favourites and Mediterranean recipes including pizzas and a Sunday roast. The pub also offers a broad selection of drinks including a considered wine list of global bottles. Events are welcome at this pub.
Traditional Belgravia pub
Historic pub The Gloucester has been serving alcohol since 1835. Drinks and food are still served here in a cosy and traditional setting. A varied range of drinks are on offer including premium beers and cocktails. If you're hungry you can try out the menu of classic pub food. This includes a traditional roast served every Sunday.
Breezy family-run pub
Family-run pub The Wilton Arms serves beers and real ales from around the country as well as a global wine list and changing daily seasonal food menus. Expect a sophisticated take on hearty pub food. The space is light and contemporary with carefully restored original features and an airy conservatory with a tiled floor.
Refined drinking and dining
At The Alfred Tennyson you'll discover a refined gastropub that's bright and airy throughout. It also has a private dining room. A range of drinks are offered that includes a sophisticated collection of wines. If you're hungry you can sample modern European cooking here, including favourite pub dishes like fish and chips.
Cosy and welcoming
Built in the 19th century, The Plumbers Arms is a cosy pub with a traditional feel. There's a pub garden here as well. Families and dogs are welcome and there's lots to explore behind the bar and on the food menu. Drinks include premium beers and cocktails whilst the food offering is all about hearty pub favourites.
The Star Tavern is an award-winning drinking spot with a rich history. The venue is based in a cobbled mews and looks picturesque whilst inside it gives off a traditional vibe. Cask ale is one of the most popular drinks options here but there are plenty of other choices too. Crowd-pleasing pub grub is also available including lighter sandwiches and a roast on Sundays.
Intriguing haunted destination
Well-known pub The Grenadier has plenty of quirks like a ceiling covered in money and rumours of a ghost. The traditional interior is enhanced with military-themed decor that befits its name. Stop in for a drink or indulge in some comforting pub food. The signature beef wellington here is recognised as a highlight.
Lively part of the community
At The Antelope you'll find a comfortable and traditional pub in the middle of the city. It's a lively spot with a classic look and a function room for events. The pub has its own community cricket team too. Real ales, gins, and wines are amongst the options at the bar. Food is served throughout the day including breakfast, sandwiches, and pub grub classics.
Compact but popular
Compact pub The Fox & Hounds is one of Belgravia's hidden gems. It's distinctive thanks to its small size and it has a smart and traditional interior with leather furniture and polished floorboards. It's a down-to-earth setting with plenty of drinks options such as global beers, wine, and whisky. Live sport is shown at this pub.
Old-school and quirky
Low-key pub The Nags Head has a reputation for being old-school and somewhat strict around rules. It has a cosy atmosphere and an elaborate interior with memorabilia covering the ceiling and walls. The pub is a quirky spot that serves a broad range of drinks but beers and real ales are arguably the main attraction.
Photogenic mews pub
Located in a mews near Belgrave Square, The Horse & Groom is a cosy spot with a warm and friendly atmosphere. A broad range of drinks are available here but food is served as well. Expect straightforward crowd-pleasing dishes like pizza and chilli. Meals for children are also available at this pub.
Pub with a bustling atmosphere
The Duke of Wellington is housed in a Grade II listed building and attracts a varied crowd with its down-to-earth and cosy vibe. There are plenty of drinks options including international wines, British and global beers, and an eclectic range of spirits. Hearty pub grub favourites are on the menu as well.