Celebrity Owned London Pubs
A celebrity sighting in London is pretty standard, given many call it home. Some however, have gone one step further to make their mark in the capital, delving into the world of hospitality. While we can’t promise you’ll have your drink poured by a superstar, read about the London Pubs known to have famous owners.
Lore of the Land, Fotzrovia
This country manor style pub is owned by the famous Film Director Guy Ritchie. It’s newly refurbished interior aims to provide a cosy, typical English pub atmosphere, from the wooden detailing, to the picture frames on the walls. Expect the usual on-tap offerings, in addition to Guy’s very own ‘Gritchie’ Brewery beer, straight from his farm in Wiltshire.
Bertie Blossoms, Notting Hill
This local pub is owned by none other than Ed Sheeran. It’s emerald green aesthetic provides the chic style of a Portobello Road restaurant, whilst the art covered walls provides the comforting feeling of a classic English pub. Bertie Blossoms offers a stunning selection of wines, champagnes and beer to pair perfectly with it’s sustainable sourced menu, including oysters from Ed’s home county, Suffolk.
The Grapes, Poplar
This 17th Century London pub was purchased by Sir Ian McKellen back in 2012. Overlooking the Thames, The Grapes encapsulates everything that is a traditional English pub, from the dark wooden dado, to the burgundy coloured walls – fit with a typical snug and crackling fire. Sir Ian reportedly makes an appearance from time to time, and occasionally hosts the weekly pub quiz!
The Fox & Pheasant, Chelsea
This Victorian pub was bought by James Blake and his wife a few years ago. Being locals themselves, it seemed fitting to purchase a pub in Chelsea, described as a cute and cosy spot, with a roaring fire in the winter, and bright airy conservative seating in the summer. You can expect to find elevated pub classics on the menu, to satisfy all your Sunday afternoon cravings.
The Walmer Castle
This classic London Pub is jointly owned by a famous duo – David Beckham and Guy Ritchie. Since it’s purchase the pub has certainly been modernised, with hopes to bring a ‘Soho House’ vibe. From the wooden furnishings to the brass bar accents, this pub certainly sets the scene for a warm, cosy, food filled afternoon. Expect all the pub favourites from the menu from Sausage & Mash to Confit Duck, in addition to an extensive spirit and beverage list to suit.