Cavaliers and Grenadiers; Evening Crawl of Knightsbridge and Belgravia


Wednesday 12 August 2009.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Evening Crawl of Knightsbridge and Belgravia

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

1. Bunch of Grapes

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Bunch of Grapes, 207 Brompton Road, SW3 1LA.

Real ales: Greene King Abbot, IPA, Old Speckled Hen and St Edmunds are available here.

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Directions to next pub: Leave the pub by the Yeomans Row exit, cross over Yeomans Row, walk to the pedestrian crossing and cross over Brompton Road. Turn right and walk along Brompton Road to the bus stop. Catch a 14, 74, 414 or C1 bus to the stop just before Knightsbridge Green (the stop is called Knightsbridge Station). Walk up Knightsbridge Green to Knightsbridge. Turn right into Knightsbridge and walk down it to

2. Paxtons Head

Arrive: 8.00 PM.

Address: The Paxton’s Head, 153 Knightsbridge, SW1.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride, Greene King Old Speckled Hen, Shepherd Neame Spitfire and Wells Bombardier are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and continue along Knightsbridge to the junction of Knightsbridge and Brompton Road. Cross over Brompton Road, turn left and walk to Knightsbridge Station. Cross over Sloane Street using the subway and continue along Knightsbridge to the junction of Knightsbridge and Wilton Place. Turn right into Wilton Place and walk along it to the junction with Kinnerton Street. Turn right into Kinnerton Street and walk down it to the continuation of Kinnerton Street. Turn left, cross over Kinnerton Street and continue along Kinnerton Street to

3. Nag's Head

Arrive: 8.45 PM.

Address: The Nag’s Head, 53 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, SW1

Real ales: Adnams Bitter and Broadside are available here.

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Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Wilton Place, cross over Wilton Place and continue straight ahead past the church to a gateway at the end of the street on the left-hand side. Go through the gateway then turn right and right again and continue down the mews to the red gate. Go through the gate to

4. Grenadier

Arrive: 9.30 PM. DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONES OR PARK BICYCLES HERE.

Address: The Grenadier, 18 Wilton Row, Belgravia, SW1.

Real ales: Batemans XXXB, Timothy Taylor Landlord and a guest beer are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Wilton Row to the junction with Wilton Crescent, cross over Wilton Crescent and turn left. Continue along Wilton Crescent to the junction with Belgrave Square. Turn right into Belgrave Square and walk along Belgrave Square (north side) to the junction with Wilton Terrace. Cross over Wilton Terrace and then cross over West Halkin Street. Turn right and walk down West Halkin Street to the junction with Belgrave Mews West. Cross over Belgrave Mews West to

5. Star Tavern

Arrive: 10.15 PM.

Address: The Star, 6 Belgrave Mews West, Belgravia, SW1.

Real ales: Fuller’s Chiswick, Discovery, ESB and London Pride are usually served here.

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The Regional and National Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.