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The Grenadier (Taylor Walker (Greene King))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Grenadier Best BitterGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Florence - Tommy IPA (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)Good1
Marston's - Revisionist Rye Pale AleAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Thwaites - Big BenNot Tried0
Batemans - Black & White Not Tried0
Greene King - IPA GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grenadier, Belgravia, Central London
Picture 2. The Grenadier, Belgravia, Central London

Visits Details

16 Oct 2017 (Jason)
1158 and doors open. A hubbub of activity with a delivery lorry unloading and a handful of customers waiting for opening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodHazy but in good condition and pleasantly chilled for a warm morning.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
19 May 2017 (Jason)
Late afternoon and luckily the sun was still out so there was room inside. Another unspoilt back street gem thus completing my trio of visits in this area today
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Grenadier Best Bitter3.90GoodGK house beer. Re badged IPA?
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried
05 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I felt very pleased with myself for finding my way here without resort to the map. But it seems nobody else was having trouble finding their way here either and the little front bar was hot, crowded and uncomfortable at 6:30pm. Lots of people drinking outside at the front despite the chill.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Florence - Tommy IPA (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)4.20GoodPale and bitter.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
30 Sep 2014 (Archie14)
Lunchtime visit. Very difficult little pub to find hidden away down a Mews. Was busy with Americans drinking Guinness.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Revisionist Rye Pale Ale4.30AcceptableLittle hazy but good depth of flavour
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Thwaites - Big Ben4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Black & White 3.60Not Tried
24 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
All the guide books suggest that this pub is closed on Sundays (except the GBG, which I notice is correct). I suspect that is a ruse to give local residents an opportunity to visit the pub without suffering a major tourist presence. In fact it proved to be quite busy on Sunday lunchtime and I was perhaps the only tourist in the house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50GoodAn amber coloured bitter with quite a good hop presence.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried

About The Grenadier

The pub sign. The Grenadier, Belgravia, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Good4
Acceptable1
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Website.

The pub is found in Belgravia, Central London, SW1X 7NR.

A gem of a pub, tucked away in a Belgravia side street, Wilton Row, but close to Hyde Park Corner tube station. Either this pub was once the officers' mess for the Grenadier Guards barracks – or perhaps that was another pub nearby called the Guardsman and this pub in time replaced it – pub histories differ on the detail. Either way it is a characterful old place which celebrates the history of the Grenadier Guards, with prints on the wall and a sentry box outside. There are three separate rooms, with a traditional public bar at the front, and two rear rooms which are now rather food-oriented. The bar retains a pewter counter and there is wood panelling. Popular with American tourists, who like to leave their mark on the ceiling. Said to be ‘haunted’.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW1X 7NR