The Hoop & Toy is the oldest established pub in the South Kensington / Knightsbridge area. It had many high class patrons including 2 King George's (the crazy one and the 'Blackadder' one).
With fabulous British food to accompany our drinks, we are delighted to welcome you.
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Hoop & Toy
34 Thurloe PlaceKensingtonLondonSW7 2HQ
- +44 (0)20 7589 8360
- Public transport:
- South Kensington, Underground
The worst pub I have ever been to! I had to queue for 30 mins for a drink with 3 out of 6 people behind the bar serving and then to have our drinks snatched from our hands shortly after they decided to call last orders! So so bad! So bad! I really don't want to give it even 1 star! Appalling do not go!!!!! Oh and I was given a filthy tumbler to drink wine out of and then politely asked for...more
Our tour guide recommended this place.
The tables were all filthy, they were out of several items on the menu, they messed up our dinner order, the food was just okay, and it was expensive!!more
Stopped in for a drink during the week as this pub was conveniently located across the street from our hotel (I guess that makes me one of the tourist noted in the other reviews).
Seemed like a very basic English pub. We did not order food, but the menu appeared to be the standard pub grub. Since it was summer, and we do not have it in the States, I ordered Pimm's They were out of fruit...more
If you're an Imperial College employee/student it's pretty hard to avoid the Hoop and Toy (at least every once in awhile). Located right outside the South Kensington tube station it attracts riff raff from the three big museums in the area, the College, and anyone else who works around there and wants to grab a pint before getting on the tube. As such, you'll see a lot of tourists and young...more
All other reviews on point -- not a great pub but close to home and open later than other locals. Busy and fun place to meet tourists!
It should be better -- its a terrific location and big enough to be a massive success, but instead its basically a bog standard junk pub.more