The Colonies is a busy, lively pub in Victoria. Situated close to the shopping centre, Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace, we are on a quiet back street away from the hustle and bustle of London life.
With our friendly team ready to look after you, this Taylor Walker pub will make you feel genuinely welcome.
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Nice "locals" pub with a decent selection of ale, enjoying a pint if Doom Bar today, reasonable food and most importantly on a summers day some outside space.
Get very busy around 6 with the after work crowd.
8/10 Worth a visit if you are looking for a cold refreshment near Victoriamore
Pretty nice pub, decent staff and quick service (so long as you get there before 6ish). Good choice of Real Ales.
Also a good place if you want to try and pick up documents from Civil Servants (as there are rather a lot that come here after work). Probably a good place for Torygraph journos to hang out to pick up a misplaced briefcase or USB drivemore
Great Pub, that gets really busy. There is an area at the back with about 20 benches and if you don't get there before 12.30 during the week, you won't get a table in at lunchtime.
Standard offering when oit comes to ales and lagers, but the food is well worth visiting for.
Staff turnover is quite low, so the regulars do get served first, but all in all, a 5 star lunschtime pubmore
The Colonies has bags of potential. It has a wide selection of beers, ales (though more lager oriented than real ale, though they do have ale on, and usually a guest ale) and wine (very good wine selection for a pub, as well). The food is used to be decent, but has now seriously deteriorated. (I've only had the lunchtime selection. The seating is varied - from tall tables with bar stools to...more
decent for the summer, you can stand outside and soak up the rays. This place is nothing flashy, a standard pub it's got an interesting mix of locals and civil servants if you find that sort of company interesting!
The bar can get pretty rammed and it can take ages to get servedmore