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A pub

This pub is almost always packed with tourists and suburban types on their way between visiting the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chris M
via mobile
Fun Pub but don't go for the food or service

We were very hungry when we arrived at our place in South Kensington so any food would have... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 weeks ago
“A pub”
16 Jul 2018
“Fun Pub but don't go for the food or service”
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South Kensington 34 Thurloe Place, London SW7 2HQ, England
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+44 20 7589 8360
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was clearly understaffed, no wine glasses when ordered wine and the whole place smelt like the urinals!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dominicg675
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is almost always packed with tourists and suburban types on their way between visiting the South Kensington museums and the tube station. It’s a Greene King pub with all of their most popular brews on tap abs Greene King standard food as well,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We visit The Hoop and Toy every time we come to London. The food and service is always amazing. Obviously there are busy periods and sometimes you have to wait a while for food or to be served at the bar. But that's expected for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberley H
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Nice traditional pub Name and sign above bar were the initial attraction Despite it being very busy we found a table Ordered some fish goujons to accompany the drinks They came quickly and were good average pub fare Good range of beers, service was pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rotiman1
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were very hungry when we arrived at our place in South Kensington so any food would have sufficed. The food was average. The servers were not overly welcoming but I think they really cater to the after work and football crowd. Great place for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissMaryWanderlust
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Food was really bad. Tuna melt was very cold and the Mac and cheese was extremely salty and unsatisfying. Note to self don’t go to places that has signs saying “kitchen team wanted”

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Si S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

An amazing place where to chill with friends and colleagues after work. Service fast and food is great. I highly recommend to book the private room for parties, it's very cosy.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank P6937OJsilviad
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Service is very poor. The waiters slamming cutlery and menus on the table. Also, waited a horrendous amount of time for the food.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank laurenj2624
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Hoop and Toy is a traditional pub. I thi nk it I a chain. But for us tourists who cares as long as the beer and food is good. Especially if it is paying in pounds. So I had the fish and chips and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ThePlumber2015
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our friends had a variation of meals and snacks. All as good as can be expected in a pub and decently priced. The place packed but we still got our orders within reasonable time. Serves their own craft beers among different locals, plus the international...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LarsNaess
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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