The Hour Glass Pub

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In the vicinity of Chelsea and Kensington and in need of a pub fix with great drinks and food? Look no further than The Hour Glass Pub for traditional pub food with a few modern twists…

What to Expect?

On entering you may think of this as a great spot for after-work drinks, however head upstairs and you’ll find a lovely dining room as well that’s relaxed and modern. Food is served in both the pub and bar and you’ll find great attention to the produce that’s served here. Hardly a surprise, since the guys running it – Dave Turcan and Luke Mackay – own Brompton Food Market, just around the corner.


Rare Breed Cumberland Scotch Egg

What to Eat?

Well where do we start? The Hour Glass keep it simple with no fuss, and a focus on great produce and dishes. If you’re in for a quick snack with a pint, don’t miss the Rare breed herb and pancetta sausage roll, or the Rare breed Cumberland Scotch Egg – the latter being well balanced. Think less stodge and packed with taste. And then there’s the starters which take pub food a few steps further with great flair. The Salmon Ceviche is a refreshing choice for summer, and perfect for sharing.


Salmon ceviche

And in for mains? Well you can choose to go traditional with the Fish and Chips served with mushy peas and tartar sauce – our waitress even told us what fish is used, reaffirming the focus on great British ingredients. Or, you can go for the less traditional elements of the menu including a suckling pig and chorizo dish, or our favourite – the Sea Bream with leeks, tomato and clam vinaigrette.


Fish & Chips

What to Drink?

Head straight for the wine menu, which serves a great range perfect for all tastes. We loved the Sauvignon Blanc, from Yealands in New Zealand, light and crisp for summer evenings.

Don’t Miss

The desserts. Whether it’s a chocolate tooth or fruit tooth you have, the Rhubarb Posset with Meringue and Ginger Snaps is your nice option, while the Baked Chocolate Cheesecake with marshmallow and peanut butter ice cream, is definitely the naughtier choice.

Best For?

Traditional vs more modern pub dining – both work well!


The Hour Glass Pub | 279-283 Brompton Rd SW3 2DY

Read our interview with chef Rob Homer here.

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