The Bolton Pub – Earls Court Life
O’Neills has had a Christmas makeover and has re-emerged as the brand new and very spiffy looking Bolton. It’s a fine addition to the public houses in Earls Court and the addition of an extended burger menu could not go without mention. A three-cheese burger you say? Don’t mind if I do. Or maybe I should just slather a classic with some bacon jam? Pork & chorizo burger with pig’s cheek & pickle mayo! West Country beef, smoked bacon, dolcelatte cheese & avocado!
It is all looking rather positive at first glance.
Ever since Langan’s closed it’s doors I have been missing a good Sunday Roast and The Bolton claims to have filled the gap with their Sunday Best. I’ve been longing for somewhere close by to take care of me on a wintery Sunday, a day where you need mountainous Yorkshire puds, goose-fat potatoes and no washing up. A well-crafted pint and a board game or two and I’m yours. Or theirs. Or there. Yes, I’m there.
Along with the Sunday Roasts there are some weekday standards; Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash. But also a few unexpected but none-the-less comforting dishes like Mushrooms on Toast and Slow cooked BBQ beef short rib.
Desserts look to be dangerous, Chocolate praline profiteroles, Salted caramel & chocolate cheesecake, Sticky toffee pudding. If these are made in-house then we are in for some very sweet treats indeed.
They are taking bookings for Christmas Day so if you find yourself still searching for a spot nearby The Bolton may just have you covered.The Bolton 326 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9BQ 020 7244 5921
Meet the Brewer at Finborough Arms – Earls Court Life
On Wednesday the 19th November the fine folks at The Finborough Arms in Earls Court will be hosting a very special evening of beer tasting with a difference. Punters will have a chance to ‘Meet the Brewer’, and in this case the brewer is none other than Agostino Arioli.
Arioli is a legend in Italian craft brewing circles. He started his brewery 17 years ago, long before the independent brewery scene in the country developed. His brewpub, Birrificio Italiano, in Lurago Marinone (a suburban area of Como) produced over 700 hl of craft brewed lagers for his packed brewpub last year.
On the 19th he will present six of his beers on tap – Tipopils, a dark beer, a saison, a wheat beer, a bock and an “imperial pils” – matched with cheeses of his choosing. The pub opens (as usual on a weekday) at 5pm with all the beers on tap at £4.90 each. Cheese will be complimentary. Agostino will speak at 7.45pm.The Finborough Arms A revived Victorian pub serving twelve great beers and ciders on tap. The Finborough was built in 1868 as part of the Earl’s Court development and has been a landmark ever since. London’s leading off-West End theatre is housed in the pub’s former function room upstairs. We show live sport on our big screen and are subscribers to both Sky Sports and BT Sports so you won’t miss any of the action at the Finborough. 118 Finborough Road
Earls Court, SW10 9ED
Get Your Quiz On – Earls Court Life
Quiz Night at The Hansom Cab, Earls Court, has returned.
Every Tuesday evening at 8pm you can roll up your sleeves, get racking your brains and enjoy a free pint of Kozel (I’ve heard this Czech lager really sharpens the mind) as there is one on offer for every quizzer!
Entry is £2 so now all you have to think about is what to call your team… I went with The Cheetahs – get it? – last time, but that went down like a lead balloon when we wandered off with first prize. We only narrowly beat E=MC Hammer and The Darling Fuds of Gay.
What ever you decide, you’re sure to have a grand old time. Enjoy!The Hansom Cab 84-86 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London W8 6EG 020 7938 3700 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlas Pub – Earls Court
The Atlas is one of Earls Court’s more traditional public houses. With a long central bar that separates eating and drinking areas and quaint walled garden at the side the decor has retained many of its original interior features without holding onto the musty old carpets and slot machines of pubs gone by. Creaky wooden flooring keeps cool in the summer and feels cosy in the winter. Leather sofas and old school chairs are dotted around low coffee and side tables and you will always find a good selection of newspapers to peruse with your pint.
While some pubs are happy to trade on beer, nuts and a nod to nourishment, The Atlas decided to take it up a notch by offering some of the best food in the area. So packed are their Sunday lunchtimes that you sometimes need to book two to three weeks in advance.
Try a Scaloppine ‘di vitelo’ deep fried veal rump, watercress and radish salad with crème fraiche and paprika, and you’ll see what I mean. The grilled yellow fin tuna with new potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, green beans & anchovy dressing is to die for. And with dessert they don’t disappoint but I always favour their profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.
And with such food one does tend to thirst a little. The Atlas has a generous and well thought out wine list ( they play host to the London Wine Academy Wine Workshops, but that’s another post…) and four ales on tap at any one time from a range of hand picked British breweries.
Aren’t we lucky to have so much of the world on our doorstep…The Atlas Pub 16 Seagrave Rd, Earls Court, SW6 1RX 020 7385 9129 Mon-Sat: 12-11pm, Sun: 12-10.30pm