‘Tis the season to be jolly – and jolliness is best achieved in a cosy pub near your 5 star boutique hotel London. Though exploring is an important part of a holiday, so is kicking back and relaxing close enough to your hotel so that you can get straight into bed almost as soon as the night is over.
The Carpenters Arms
This Victorian pub is not only warm, homely and cosy, but it has pies on its menu that have won awards and if that is not a reason you find yourself b-lining for it, we aren’t quite sure what more you could want. It has that kind of elegant grace of a luxurious living room – not too casual, but not unwelcoming by any stretch of the imagination. The Moo and Blue is a must-try on their pie menu, which, as its name suggests, is a British beef steak & Long Clawson Stilton pie. The bar is equipped with an impressive range of craft ales, ciders and lagers, as well as an expansive wine list that ensures that the crackling hearth-style fire isn’t the only thing making your cheeks rosy.
Address: 12 Seymour Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7NE
More info: https://www.thecarpentersarmspub.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7723 1050
This is about as quintessential-British-pub as you will find near The Montcalm Marble Arch, serving up all the classics, from fish and chips to bangers and mash, washed down with a cask ale or a gin and tonic. It is a friendly environment with well-trained staff and a rustic exterior. Despite being in the centre of London, it feels more like you are in a small countryside village.
Address: 1 Portman Mews S, Marylebone, London W1H 6HP
More info: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/three-tuns/?utm_source=g_places&utm_medium=locations&utm_campaign=
Contact: 020 7408 0330
This pub prides itself on being open every day of the year, for every meal of the day. It is perfect for celebrations like a full Christmas dinner with a set menu, or for just a simple burger and pint. The scale goes all the way from wild mushroom risotto to sticky chicken wings. But don’t be mistaken – The Portman is definitely on the gastropub end of the spectrum and everything is fresh and of exceedingly high quality. There are also bar snacks and tasty cocktails if you just want to snuggle up somewhere warm and enjoy some delicious food and drink.
Address: 51 Upper Berkeley St, Marylebone, London W1H 7QW
More info: https://www.theportmanmarylebone.com/
Contact: 020 7723 8996
Duke of Kendal
If the luscious green exterior of this neighbourhood favourite doesn’t draw you in, then the menu certainly will. It includes items like mussels in white wine sauce and roasted fig tartlets – how can you go wrong? The exterior area is a nice street-side spot to dine in the warmer months, but during the Christmas season, the action takes place from the cosy interior. Plush furniture that gives off an upmarket living-room, rustic aesthetic, this is a perfect spot when staying at Montcalm Marble Arch, given that it is essentially on the same road.
Address: 38 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2AF
More info: https://dukeofkendal.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7723 8478
The Victoria in Paddington is the kind of pub you wish was your local. And, luckily, when staying in the area and in hotels near Oxford Street, it is your local. With the look and feel of a 19th-century pub with decorated wallpaper and wood panelling and the flavours and selection of a modern gastropub, there is not much you can get wrong when ordering from the menu at The Victoria. It really is the epitome of cosy comfort food and ambience, with old-faithfuls like pork belly and cod on the menu.
Address: 10A Strathearn Pl, Paddington, London W2 2NH
More info: https://www.victoriapaddington.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7724 1191
The Monkey Puzzle
You would hardly believe how many cosy pubs there are right on your doorstep, but they really do just keep rolling in. The Monkey Puzzle is a local pub and beer garden – probably the biggest of the lot, too, so if you have found a number of other options to be a bit busy, this is your best bet. The menu is a hybrid between “pub grub” and Modern British dining – a great combo, really, as it ticks off all the favourites while promising high quality and skill in the kitchen. This is an absolute gem of a pub, and from the interior, you wouldn’t say you were in the centre of Paddington – the jungle, perhaps, but not London. There are sharing boards if you can’t choose what to order, or generously portioned meals that will make you grateful for the year and the season and get you excited for the year to come.
Address: 30 Southwick St, Hyde Park Estate, London W2 1JQ
More info: http://themonkeypuzzlepub.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7723 0143
You see them all over London, but nothing quite compares to Marlborough Head right by Oxford Street when it comes to corner-pubs. You know the type – banquettes and pavement tables, as well as cosy interiors and fully stocked bars. The festive season is a great time to visit because there is a Christmas menu with all your favourite yuletide nibbles like pigs in blankets and Christmas pudding, as well as prosecco popping left, right and centre. There is also a basement bar area to enjoy. It has a bit of an old-school tavern feel to it, but this is not to say that the standards are anything less than sublime.
Address: 24 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6WD
More info: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/marlborough-head/?utm_source=g_places&utm_medium=locations&utm_campaign=
Contact: 020 7629 5981
Your ultimate goal when picking a pub near Marble Arch should be its comfort and its comfort-food – or else why both leaving your snuggly hotels near Oxford Street? Though nothing quite compares to the soft linen of your hotel bed, these seven pubs near Marble Arch take a mighty fine crack at it and you won’t be sorry for visiting them.