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The Hour Glass

279 - 283 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London

"The Hour Glass"
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The Hour Glass
9/10 from 5 user reviews
Address:279 - 283 Brompton Road
South Kensington

Map:Location map & what's nearby

Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns

Region:South Kensington

Nearest Station:South Kensington

Telephone: 020 7581 2840

Opening Hours:Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 11pm
Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 11.30pm
Sunday 12 noon to 10.30pm

Party bookings accepted Large screen television Disabled access/facilities Children welcome Credit cards accepted Background music Outdoor space

About: The Hour Glass is a traditional freehouse pub located in SW3, conveniently located for the museums at South Kensington and Harrods in Knightsbridge. Cosy open fires in the winter and sun-trap outside seating in the summer generate a strong ambience. The Hour Glass is very deliberately not a gastropub: it's gravy, not jus. The food it serves is honest, fresh, home-made and classic. Good pub food. The menu changes by the day; fresh meat is sourced from the local butcher, and fresh vegetables are sourced from local markets. Traditional roasts are also served every Sunday lunch. Cask Marque-approved cask conditioned ales are on tap, and there is a short but well-chosen wine list.


The Latest User Reviews of The Hour Glass

User Rating: 8 / 10
Member since: May 2011
Posts: 181
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I was recently bearing a grudge against this pub because it forced a colleague to leave our party early for being too drunk. The grudge lasted five minutes, for it was then that I saw the guy. WASTED.

Love the Hourglass, great little pub. Just mind how much you drink. :)

Added on Wed 04 Dec 2013 at 15:36:48
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User Rating: 9 / 10
Member since: Sep 2013
Posts: 20
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Gotta say a great pub. Good food, great ale's, decent people inside.

Added on Sat 14 Sep 2013 at 12:38:15
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User Rating: 8 / 10
Mark Lewis
Added: Feb 2013
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A small but perfectly formed pub for lunch in a barren zone. On this visit to the Science Museum, my fifth in so many weeks, I'd almost despaired of finding a decent pub. However the Hour Glass serves several excellently kept real ales in accordance with Casque Mark rules (including not chilling the flavour out of them). I greatly appreciated a freshly made and fluffy tomato omelette ( the accompanying salad was OK but could have been a bit fresher). According to the friendly Antipodean barmaid this independent pub has been run by the same landlady for 22 years. God bless her,

Name: Mark Lewis
Location: Weybridge

Added on Thu 07 Feb 2013 at 15:58:48
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User Rating: 9 / 10
Added: May 2012
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Firstly this is my first review so sorry if I am not up on etiquette. This pub has good service, good food and good beer(sorry I cannot confirm last point but was unable to have alocohol myself at present but my friend did!) Only real poor point was the taped music which made conversation difficult.

Name: Maurice
Location: Doncaster

Added on Sun 13 May 2012 at 23:00:19
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User Rating: 10 / 10
MikeFrom Middlesbrough
Member since: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
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Typical tourists looking for a decent Pint and some Nosh.
Great Beer, Fullers London Pride ( Well kept) 2 of those then Cumberland Sausage and Mash in Red Onion Gravy. Absolutely top notch. Locals friendly !,Barman jovial, will acll again. Mike From Middlesbrough

Added on Sat 01 Apr 2006 at 21:51:53
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