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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Chelsea Ram


April saw the re-launch of South West London institution The Chelsea Ram; a delightful gastropub situated just off the King's Road. The public house has been completely renovated and looks as smart as you'd expect for a venue in this sophisticated neighbourhood. After a lifetime spent in sticky-carpeted boozers, it's a rare pleasure to be in a pub that has just been refurbished and, although it still has the 'brand-new' smell, it has retained all the character of a traditional local.

The retention of its character is mainly down to the returning landlords who originally opened the pub back in 1995. Having left to expand their empire of hostelries, they have now returned seventeen years later to relaunch the Ram and give it a new lease of life; understanding that the food and drink and the look and feel of the pub can be done without alienating the former regulars of the pub, something which we think has helped to retain the charm of the place.

Changes made have seen updates to the menus and the incorporation of a new club room - ideal for hiring for birthday parties, work events or just a private meal with friends. Landlord Rupert Clevely told us "We have been amazed at the incredibly warm welcome we have received from the very loyal customers. Creating a great atmosphere through friendly, capable staff is key here, I can't wait for everyone to see the new Chelsea Ram."

The menu at the Chelsea Ram celebrates the best of British, with classic bar food dishes with a modern twist. They even offer their very own cheese, made in Cornwall and stored in a secret location for nine months before being washed in Young's bitter. Sounds delicious and definitely worth checking out!

32 Burnaby Street, SW10 0PL

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