The Zetland Arms

Pub in South Kensington
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7 / 10 from 3 reviews
2 Bute Street
South Kensington
020 7589 3813
Nearest Station
South Kensington
0.10 miles
Other Branches
Spirit Group
Opening Times
Monday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Tuesday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Wednesday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Thursday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Friday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Saturday Open 11:00 - Closes 23:00
Sunday Open 12:00 - Closes 23:00

The staff at the Zetland Arms will happily serve you hot and cold food in the main pub area, while upstairs, there is a sports bar with Sky TV and pool tables. Catering for private parties is available upon request. Pavement seating is provided.

All In London Review

A classy high street boozy in a classy part of town

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One thing we’ve noticed in all our time in London, nothing creates a level playing field like a high street boozer. Even a high street boozer located in well-heeled South Kensington. Housed on Bute Street in the heart of Museum Land, this is a pub that manages to attract a mixed, varied clientele despite the fact that all around it the likes of Lamborghini showrooms and international auction houses dominate. But everyone needs a pub and the Zetland arms is as classic as they come, unsurprising given that it sits in one of the oldest buildings left in the area.

Once reputed to have been bought by Charlie Chaplin for his brother Marlon, the Zetland Arms celebrates the ‘great British pub’, serving up a selection of fish and chips, pie and mash and burgers to its mix of museum goers, local workers and just plain locals – who probably don’t need to work. Right?

On the evening we visit we find the excellent Sambrooks Pale Ale on the tap, joined by an equally tasty Belgian blonde as well as a good range of real ales. A lively, bustling atmosphere keeps things interesting and we hear that live football attracts a large crowd regularly – a fact that surely proves the people’s game is alive and well in Chelsea.

Reviewed by T.A.O anonymously
Published on Sep 6, 2016

User Reviews


Sep 14, 2013

I never understand a pub that has two members of staff cleaning up at 10.15pm whilst the other one is left alone to serve the drinks, resulting in long queues.

Used to be good but MGMT don't seem to care about the regulars anymore.

Dec 5, 2006

The best thing about this pub (besides the warm atmosphere and the colorful regulars) is PAUL, the manager. He's one of those genuine people that one meets once or twice in a lifetime, and his welcoming attitude and delightful sense of humour made our evening at the Zetland Arms a rare treat! Oh, and the wild mushroom and stilton tart is not to miss.
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