Churchill Arms, Notting Hill: My local need I say more

It had been a long day on the road so when I finally got home I decided I didn't fancy cooking and was in desperate need of a pint. I parked up without going home and headed up to the Churchill to grab a takeaway. The pub was packed busy both inside and out but my food order of chicken Pad Thai and spring rolls was taken promptly. They told me I would have a 15 minute wait for the food so I fled to the bar for a pint of ESB.

The Churchill is a quite unique place there is lots of crazy bits on the wall and ceiling, however almost a fascinating as the collect curio's are the curious looking punters. It is a mix of tourists, office workers and local antique dealers who look like they live at the bottom of a bottle of claret. There is always a bit of banter going with the bar staff so I stood there suitably refreshed and entertained. Finishing my pint, I found my takeaway ready. I was eating it at home within in minutes though not before the bar manager told me off for leaving after only a solitary pint. The Pad Thai was very good indeed, a nice balance of moist chicken and noodles with a blast of heat. The spring rolls less good, obviously bought in frozen and deep fried but perfectly nice to munch on.

All in all a very good pub/thai. Not quite as good as my old favourite "Two Point" but still worth trying though it does get rammed in there.

Friday, May 15, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8

I've been here loads of times and eating in their wonderful garden room is a joy. This was one of the original pubs to do thai food. 

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