If you’re looking for a traditional English pub with a twist, here’s something I want to share with you. The other night, Dan and I were in London for date night at The
Electric Cinema 
and were looking for a cheap and cheerful place to eat in Notting Hill (an oxymoron some might say) beforehand. That’s when I remembered my a little secret a friend once told me about a pub in the area.

The Churchill Arms is probably one of the best-dressed pubs in the country. They go above and beyond to make it look like a giant bouquet of flowers all year round and always put in extra effort decorating for special holidays and big football matches.

Step inside, and you’ll definitely have an ‘omg’ moment. It has all the traditional cherry wood furnishings but on the ceiling and walls, thousands of little British novelty objects and kitschy keepsakes are grabbing for your attention.

It’s full of cozy nooks to curl up with a good book or have a catch-up with a friend, but if it’s dinner you’re after, you need to head out to the right of the main bar, past the fireplace, where you’ll find…

A tropical Thai restaurant hidden out the back! Look at the ceiling covered in hanging plants. The question is though, who has to look after them? The mind boggles…

You can see I got a little trigger happy…

On the menu you’ll find authentic family recipes from the Thai chefs that moved into the pub’s backyard more than 15 years ago– authentic “Pad Siew” noodles to hot and spicy “Kaeng Par” curry that all wash down brilliantly with some prawn crackers and a nice cold pint of British beer.

Find the Churchill Arms and its hidden Thai garden at 119 Kensington Church Street. 


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