About Us

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Welcome to The Elephant and Castle

You will find The Elephant and Castle in Kensington London within a short stroll of Kensington Church St, High Street Kensington and Camden Hill Road - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

Our pub is a favourite among journalists and historic front pages adorn some of our walls. The name Elephant and Castle may derive from a connection to Catherine of Aragon, whose title of 'Infanta de Castille y Aragon' could have been anglicised. Alternatively, it may be linked to the Cutlers' company of the City of London whose emblem is a war elephant with a howdah on its back.

One of a kind

The Elephant and Castle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Famous for a connection with Henry VIII's first wife

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Opening Times

  • Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30