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The Colton Arms (Hippo Inns: Ei (formerly Enterprise Inns) / Rupert Clevely collaboration)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - LazarusExcellent1
Otter - BitterGood3
Truman's - SwiftAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Portobello - Westway Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Colton Arms, Earl's Court, Central London
Picture 2. The Colton Arms, Earl's Court, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

10 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Swift one en route to Craven Cottage. Jolly banter with some Chelsea fans.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20ExcellentZesty and top condition.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
06 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - quiet but pleasant. Upmarket feel to the place.
Truman's - Swift3.90AcceptableBland
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
10 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Watched second half of Ukraine v England football World Cup qualifier here. Seemed a friendly and patrician clientele and the landlord was friendly and informative about his pumplines cleaning methods
Otter - Bitter3.60Excellent£4 pp
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 Sep 2013 (HSB)
15:00 3rd stop on our planned crawl. Very interesting pub. Friendly Landlord. Sorted out the best walking route to our next planned stop.
Otter - Bitter3.60Good
10 Sep 2013 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, a splendid pub, and really friendly landlord who said he had been there since 1965.
Otter - Bitter3.60Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About The Colton Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Earl's Court, Central London, W14 9SD.

Located in Greyhound Road in the shadow of The Queen's Club which makes for a rather circuitous walk from the nearest Underground station Barons Court. Itís a local drinkersí pub in a modest, rendered Victorian building but its interior is a cross between a museum and a museum piece in its own right. The drinking area wraps round the servery on three sides and is a time-warp of 1950s/1960s fitting-up. The style of much of what you see has sometimes been called Ďpublicanís rusticí, a deliberate attempt at rustic nostalgia with chunky woodwork, false ceiling beams and rough stonework. Facing on arrival is the bar counter and its slices of tree trunks on the upright face and brass counter top. There is lots of false half-timbering but the most surprising thing is the reused carved woodwork from old pieces of furniture. It seems that when such heavy, overblown carving was deeply out of fashion it could be bought up cheaply and so pieces found their way here, were dismantled and used to adorn the pub. Been in the same family through at least 2 generations. 3 handpumps adorn the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W14 9SD