Anglesea Arms

4.4
230 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Anglesea Arms is found on Selwood Terrace in South Kensington, where Charles Dickens once resided at no. 11. The site was originally a market garden and nursery dating back to 1712. The beautiful traditional pub is a Grade 2 listed building, steeped in heritage from the local South Kensington area.

The site today is a vibrant and iconic London venue, popular with locals and tourists alike, sporting a routinely bustling bar area, a beautiful garden terrace, along with a quiet & cosy dining room, all serving food all day out of our AA Rosette awarded kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 230 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PietroS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The staff is quite rude and standoffish. Food came 40 mins after we've ordered and they kicked us out after one hour and a half. Overall it's an iconic pub in Chelsea... it's recommended it but get ready because staff is rude and they have a different definition of 'costumer service'

Anglesea Arms
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi PietroS, Hope you're well, and thanks for reviewing. I'm sorry to hear the detail from your review, this certainly isn't the impression we'd like to give our guests! If you'd be happy to, would you mind dropping me an email? I'd be keen to hear more about your experience, and aim to make amends in person. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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Citydays
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub friendly staff in a good location. Mixed menu something for all.

Anglesea Arms
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Citydays, Hope you are well and thank you for reviewing. Glad you enjoyed and we're happy you enjoyed the menu. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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LouiseP
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good social distancing in place. Table booking was for 90 mins. Time for drinks and snacks. Would have been a bit rushed if planning to eat a full meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had to flag down the server anytime we wanted anything, no one came to check on us at all. The reservation was for 1 hour and 30 minutes but we got sat 15 minutes late and then no one came over to us for another 15 minutes (once we flagged them down, who knows how long it would have taken if we had not). Very poor service. When we asked to be sat underneath cover since it was raining the hostess told us we weren’t allowed because she had nothing available even though we saw tables that were under cover open the whole time we were there. Very disappointed with the staff at the Anglesea Arms.

Anglesea Arms
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. I'm sorry to hear that the experience wasn't up to scratch! It sounds like something has gone wrong with service on the day, and that a mistake was made with hosting (as we should have been able to sit you on the terrace if it had been available the whole time), I'm sorry your booking was impacted in this way! If you'd be happy to, would you mind dropping me an email? I'd be keen to make amends in person. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

When booking through open table it did not say we have to leave table after 1,5 hrs. Also it didn’t say we will sit on the side with no heaters. So we couldn’t have dinner.

Anglesea Arms
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. I'm sorry that you didn't get our notification around your turn time, this is usually sent out by Opentable, I'll check why this didn't happen. For the heaters, we're sorry we couldn't accommodate you on this occasion. For next time, please either leave a note with your booking, or drop us an email requesting them and we'll do everything we can to make sure you get a seat there. Hopefully we see you again soon Team Anglesea

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Maxcrystal
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the table for hours, nice covered outdoor area!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi Maxcrystal, Thank you for reviewing, we're very glad you had such a good time! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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MaxL
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Covered/heated seating very much appreciated (although not always guaranteed). Service was excellent, standard London prices for drinks and didn't order food, so can't comment.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi MaxL, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. We're glad you enjoyed, hopefully we can tempt you with the menu next time! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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SharonB
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chips were stale
Service wasn’t great and it was far too expensive for what we ate and drank.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi SharonB, Hope you're well and thank you for reviewing. I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't up to scratch last time you were here! If you'd be happy to, would you mind dropping me an email? I'd be keen to hear more detail and see if we can improve for next time. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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PinarC
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good friendly service, just could have used some outdoor heating. But worth suffering the cold!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi PinarC, Hope you're well, and thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed, although sorry we couldn't get you a table under the heat! Our heaters for the left side are out of repair at the moment, for next time you book, please drop us an email and request to be seated in the terrace, we'll do all we can to sort that for you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Team Anglesea

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ShelleyF
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out for dinner this year!
Friebdly staff and service was great..on arrival our table was supposed to be one with high stools, on seeing I was pregnant it was no problem to change their plans to get us in at a lower seated table - very much appreciated!!
Lovely menu, top notch food!
Where we sat had outdoor heaters which made it not too cold considering its April!
We'll be back!!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi ShelleyF, Hope you're well, and thank you for your review, we're very pleased you enjoyed! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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Jenny
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved the sharing platter of aubergines, hummus and tofu. The staff were friendly and our aperol spritz’ were divine. Would recommend and will be back!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi Jenny, Hope you're well and thank you for reviewing. We're very glad you enjoyed the food and the Aperol's! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Got put on table on the side street so was very cold while having dinner, even though we asked for a a table with a heater which were free, we were told they were booked for larger parties even though only two people turned up for drinks later in evening. Food was very good

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing. I'm afraid all of our larger tables are found on the terrace, so if they were booked that would explain why they weren't offered to you initially. However, if those bookings cancelled, then we should have offered those tables to you first, and I'm sorry this didn't happen on the night. If you'd be happy to, please drop me an email. I would be keen to make sure that your next stay with us is on a seat that you're happy with. All the best, Team Anglesea

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AdamT
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great Food, Great Pub! Would recommend!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 26, 2021

Hi AdamT, Thank you for reviewing, we're very happy you enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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Simon
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Shocking service . Food delayed . Attitude that comes off staff is basically ‘ you’re lucky to be here ‘ Put four people around a barrel outside without heater . No apology , empathy etc . No blanket .
You have this ‘sign in performance ‘ for covid then they put you on the street . Hilarious . No wonder it was empty on street by 10pm . No offer to resit you when a table comes up under heaters on patio.
The circumstances will change without covid but the attitude won’t - it’s been running through the place for years - shame really - sells Timothy Taylor landlord - if there is a person on duty capable of changing a barrel . Too easy to put the sign over pump as they always do !

Anglesea Arms
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Simon, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. I'm so sorry to hear of your experience, your account isn't the impression I'd like any of our guests to take away from us. I recently read out your review in a team briefing before outlining a few changes we're making to the business. If you'd be happy to, would you mind dropping me an email at some point? I'd be keen to invite you back in at some point to make amends. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table of 4 friends. Staff were very attentive, food very tasty, ground was uneven and so chairs and table were a bit slanted but that’s doubtless due to covid and makeshift extra tables. All in all lovely evening!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hi there, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. We're very glad you enjoyed! We are sorry about the slanted tables on the street, you're right they are additions due to the new restrictions. We're looking forward to when all this is a bit simpler! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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DidiB
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The English/Romanian waiter was very nice, very helpful and friendly. Look forward to the next visit

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi DidiB, Thank you for reviewing, we're very glad you had a good time. The waiter in question will be very happy you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Team Anglesea

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vipiggs
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Kicked us out when plenty of other tables free! Slow food (hour after arriving) - had to ask for deserts and coffee after they said our time was up. How to pointlessly annoy customers. Won't be rushing back.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 24, 2021

Hi iggs, Hope you're well and thank you for reviewing. We're very sorry about the delay on your food with your visit (and that you had to ask for your desserts after your time was up, that is nowhere near good enough). We're working hard to keep up with the demand of the guests at the moment, I apologise for it being so slow and impacting your experience. If you'd like, please drop me an email. I'd be keen to book you in again to make up for the poor experience. All the best, Team Anglesea

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JonH
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I wouldn’t want to sit on a stool in the gutter again just so that you can increase capacity.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 24, 2021

Hi JonH, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. I'm sorry to hear you weren't happy with the outdoor seating! We can assure you that the seating on the street is only temporary with all the restrictions that we need to follow at the moment, to ensure that we can keep up with the demand from people wanting to come out. Next time you book, please drop me an email requesting a seat on the terrace and I'll do everything I can to ensure you get one. All the best, Team Anglesea

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TomC
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over 21 pub, not for anyone the age who normally socialises in a pub.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 24, 2021

Hi TomC, Hope you're well and thank you for reviewing. I'm afraid that is the case, we are an over 21 premises, it's part of our license, and it is publicised on our website, and on our front door. I'm sorry that we couldn't accommodate you on this occasion, but we do hope that we can accommodate you at some point in the future. All the best, Team Anglesea

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JuanH
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

First two lunch items we selected were sold out. I then chose not to eat. My wife liked the crumble.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hi JuanH, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing. We're very sorry that your chosen items weren't available on the day you came in! We've had a hugely busy opening few weeks, and sold quite a bit more food than expected. This meant you couldn't order from an entire menu. If you'd be happy to, please drop me an email at some point, I'd be very keen to invite you back in so we can redeem ourselves from your first experience. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soft shell crab! 👌🏽 would go back just for that.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed! It's my favourite too. Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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ElinaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for an always amazing Sunday roast !
Food was outstanding and staff as always on the highest level.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi ElinaR, Hope you're well and thank you for your review. We're s glad you enjoyed your roast! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, James

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, but be aware that there are two sections: one with heat lamps and another without. We were in the latter and it was quite chilly by the end of our meal, so dress accordingly.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, and welcome back! We're very glad you enjoyed. We do apologise about the lack of heat on the side of the building, on that note - we have just had a delivery of two lovely outdoor heaters for that section, they'll be in use from tomorrow. So we promise it will be a little warmer next time! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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vipAlex
London
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I really like the Anglesea and the food and ambiance were great.
It was very busy and lots of covers with a number of walk in requests which meant service was a bit slow but completely understandable considering the amount of covers and requests.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Basher, Hope you're well, and thank you for reviewing! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Apologies for the delay in service! We're hoping to speed up as we go. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Thanks guys.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, and welcome back! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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LionelJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent and accommodating

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi LionelJ, Thank you very much for your review, and welcome back. We're glad you enjoyed! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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vipVictoriaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

When we arrived at 7 we were told we had a 2 hour booking and that we’d need to leave at 9, but after 90mins we were told to leave the table, then not left alone for the final half hour. When it got to 10 to 9 we were told we were 15 minutes over our allocated time, with the staff being rude to us to try to get us to leave

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 16, 2021

Hi VictoriaG, Thanks for your review, I'm sorry to hear about the situation with the table. Whilst its very busy and tricky to manage for the team at the moment, that wouldn't excuse rudeness. If you'd be happy to, would you mind dropping me an email with some more detail? Hopefully we see you soon and can improve on your experience. All the best, Team Anglesea

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SteveA
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service slow and disjointed. Food is above average pub food. Wine list is expensive.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi SteveA, Hope you're well, and thanks for reviewing. Sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't up to scratch! Would you be happy to email me some detail around the service? We'd be keen to take your comments on board and do better next time (my email will be at the bottom). Hopefully we see you again soon and we can improve on your experience. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good place! We enjoyed the lunch in terrace even without much sun.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 16, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we're very glad that you enjoyed even without the sun! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic comeback

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 22, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, we’re very glad to be back! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Didn’t eat food but look YUMMY! thanks x

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We'll have to tempt with food next time. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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AyeshaM
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great pub and really impressed with how they had adapted to be COVID secure, only marked down value and to be honest it was expensive because it was in South Kensignton. Really good service as well!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 22, 2021

Hi AyeshaM, Thank you for reviewing, we’re very glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fish and chips here! Its our favourite

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi there, Hope you're well and thank you for reviewing. We're very glad you enjoyed! It's my favourite too. Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to be able to visit again.. Beautiful pub, food and service.. see you soon

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch, the food is much better than i remember!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, we're very pleased you enjoyed the food! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this pub, the food is always great, the staff always friendly. Cant wait to go back!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi there, Hope you're well, and thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed your last stay, we're looking forward to seeing you again! All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This pub is such a good find. Had a great time, will definitely back as soon as we can!

Anglesea Arms
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review! we're very glad you found us. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service! Can’t wait to come back.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing, we're very glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hopefully we see you again soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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JulienR
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very little portion of food. Bad quality of food.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on December 14, 2020

Hi Julien, Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to scratch when you were last here. If you're happy to, would you mind emailing the pub with some more detail on your experience? I'd be keen to get to the bottom of what happened and make amends if possible. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Great fish and chips, definitely will be back to try the festive burger.

Anglesea Arms
Responded on December 21, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we're so very glad you enjoyed your time with us. I have to agree the fish and chips are excellent. I will pass your comments onto our Head Chef, who will be so pleased to hear what you think about his food. The festive burger will only be available for a few more weeks, so please make sure you come back and see us soon. All the best, Team Anglesea

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FAQs

Anglesea Arms does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Anglesea Arms also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7373 7960.

Anglesea Arms is rated 4.4 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.