Kensington’s Hidden Gem

The Britannia is tucked away just off Kensington’s busy High Street at No. 1 Allen Street, in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Located on the site of the old ‘Britannia Tap’ Brewery site, our pub is steeped in history and has proudly been serving guests since 1834. We are High Street Kensingtons best traditional British pub.

We are home to the very best of British classic dishes that champions the seasonal ingredients from the abundant larder of the British Isles. So whether you’re joining us for a pint of real ale in our beautiful pub, enjoying some delicious British pub classics in our dining room, we fully encourage you to make yourself at home.

Nikola and the team can’t wait to welcome you.

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The British Pub Experience

Perfect for those visiting the area from afar and seasoned regulars alike, our ‘Great British Pub Experience’ gives you a taste of the best traditional British pub food in the heart of the royal borough of Chelsea & Kensington. Enjoy two or three courses from our seasonal menu while we give you insight into the unique history of our stunning pub. Elevate your British Pub Experience by adding on our British Beer flight package and we will take you through the tasting notes of each beer alongside some good-to-know brewery facts.

Tale in a Tankard

Situated on Allen Street, named after the dashing Thomas Allen, a tailor turned military uniform supplier during the Napoleonic wars, this charming pub has quite the story to tell. In 1834, it also housed the Britannia Brewery, alongside partners Edward Herington and William Wells. Their brewery journey took a rocky path, leading to bankruptcy in 1902, a revival, and a final fall in 1924 when Young & Co stepped in. Originally, our pub was known as The Britannia Brewery Tap but got a makeover in 1938. It proudly stands as a living relic, still echoing the bones of its 1834 roots. So, join us for a pint and a glimpse into history at Britannia Pub – we’re not just a pub; we’re a tale in a tankard!

Parties & Celebrations

From family celebrations and wedding receptions to meetings and corporate dinners, our Monty and Willow Rooms are the perfect spaces for events. With our friendly team on hand to help you every step of the way, you can be sure that your event will run without a hitch when you celebrate with us in the heart of Kensington, at The Britannia!

A Hidden Gem

I stumbled upon this one early-ish on a weekday. I had just arrived and wanted a good lunch and a pint. Because this pub seems to be hiding from the world, it was empty. Something I’m not used to with pubs at lunchtimes. Very cozy and plush, I could have stayed in this one all day. There was a fire going and the food was great.

Cee Cee

Pleasant Dining Experience

Pleasant space at back for table dining and small side terrace; really good food and beer/wine selection and smiling service… What more do you need?


Nostalgic Pub Classic

Every place has a different take on bangers and mash, as does every person. My opinion was formed in the Cambridge area close to thirty years ago when I first encountered the dish. Brittania’s is very close. 5 stars for nostalgia.


Fantastic Spot in London

A great pub to go and enjoy a few drinks with your friends or have a nice meal. The atmosphere is really nice and everyone that works there are absolutely brilliant, especially the waiting staff who made our visit extra special with their kind and courteous attitude. Will certainly be back again soon!


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