Eccentric, amazing, jolly
Just a short stroll from the Notting Hill Gate tube you’ll find the resplendent frontage of The Churchill Arms. Bedecked with flags and ablaze with hanging baksets, it is surely one of the most imposing pubs in London.
Pubs’ interiors are often a let-down. Not so with the Churchill Arms. It’s an Aladdins cave of WW2 bric a brac and Churchill memorabilia! The ceiling can scarcely be seen for it – every square inch is taken up with chamber pots, gas masks, lanterns, even complete sets of golf clubs! and so on and so on.
The atmosphere is overwhelming! Noisy, happy, crowded, bustling. The place to be seems to be by the bar. There’s a wonderful cross-section of humanity enjoying this hustle and bustle. Words can hardly do this place justice – this short video gives you an idea of the atmosphere.
The Fullers beer is well kept. We enjoyed our pints of ESB which I discovered to be dangerously moreish. The food is home cooked Thai. A standard price of £7.50 for all the dishes, including rice.