Voted Morning Advertiser Pub Industry's Awards - 12th best Pub in the UK 2004, you won't need a pub guide to tell you this is one of the best pubs in Chelsea - Just ask the locals! Unwind after work or after a busy day of shopping in Kings Road with some of the finest food you could find in a London pub, or just a glass of beer or champagne on the sofa to recharge your batteries. The Builders Arms can be found full of local residents most nights of the week, arriving early for a gossip before they sit down to eat. The pub was recently redecorated and it now has a livelier, more stylish decor with banquettes, unusual artwork and the most colourful bookcases.
Venue Details & Map
The Builders Arms
13 Britten StreetSouth KensingtonLondonSW3 3TY
- +44 (0)20 7349 9040
- Public transport:
- South Kensington, Underground
The Builders Arms is a great pub in Chelsea... if you're looking for a Chelsea pub! The interior looks old and traditional but in a very vintage way, in that it's possible (but maybe not probable?) that all the furniture and decor is worth an incredible amount. It's definitely a bit quirky though, and very original. It's also a relatively large pub, albeit slightly narrow at the front, but...more
Sympathique pub de quartier, resté nature, à l'écart des touristes et des étudiants (beurk). Allez chercher votre drink au bar, trouvez-vous un petit coin de table déjà occupée, tentez même la discute avec vos voisins si vous êtes téméraires et passez un bon after work comme savent le faire les Anglais ! Semble être devenu plus couru et plus bondé ces derniers temps malheureusement, mais...more
My office mates and I often come here for after-work drinks. It's generally filled with local Chelsea dwellers, so lots of suits. The place is very comfortable.
I find that the service is very good even when it gets busy. I never have to wait too long to be served. One thing that I love is that they sell single sausages. It's great to get a plate of these with a round.
I've never had...more
I had high hopes for the Builders Arms based on how it looked from the outside - big windows, relaxed and cozy atmosphere. It was busy but we were still able to get a table for dinner without a wait.
The waiting began once we sat down. Unfortunately, it looked as though there was only one waitress managing all of the tables, and while she was very nice, she was clearly run off her feet....more
Located in Chelsea behind London's famous Kings Road, the Builder's Arm looks pleasant enough from the outside with outdoor seating area. Obviously this is an added bonus for smokers who do not want to be shunted onto the pavement to enjoy a cigarette with their drink.
Inside the pub was very packed for a Sunday afternoon with a mix of couples, friends and families. The atmosphere was cosy-...more