Refreshingly independent, proudly local and warmly welcoming, The Surprise is a uniquely appetising slice of London’s colourful history.
Whether your pleasure’s a quiet pint with the papers, a casual weekday supper with friends or a sumptuous celebration in the Hamilton Room, our smart private dining space, The Surprise, a neighbourhood pub and local landmark since 1853, feels like home.
Just steps from Chelsea’s illustrious world-class attractions and King’s Road’s legendary shopping, this beautifully refurbished freehouse serves flavoursome, well-priced, British-inspired cooking, an imaginative drinks menu and the warmest of London welcomes.
We serve lunch in the restaurant and bar:
Tuesday to Saturday
12 noon to 4pm
12 noon to 6pm
We serve dinner in the restaurant and bar:
Monday to Saturday
6pm to 9.30pm
Our bar is open:
12 noon to 11pm
The Pheasant Inn
Our award-winning sister pub borders the village of Shefford Woodlands, overlooking Berkshire's famed Valley of the Racehorse.
With 14 luxurious en-suite guest rooms, the newly refurbished inn has a hospitality pedigree that stretches back 450 years, and its adventurous drinks menu and flavoursome modern British cooking have won widespread acclaim from The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller and many more.
The Duncombe Arms
Described by Tom Parker Bowles as ‘the local we all wish we had’, the Duncombe Arms offers outstanding food, rustic-chic rooms and a stellar wine list in the quaint Staffordshire village of Ellastone.
Like his son Jack, The Surprise’s landlord, Johnny Greenall has a generations-old hospitality pedigree as part of the Greenall-Whitley brewing dynasty, and he and his wife Laura have poured all their passion for top-notch produce, beautiful interiors and a classic country pub welcome into this award-winning dining destination.