Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Clarence, your local pub in London


The Clarence is conveniently located amongst the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly, a short walk from Leicester Square, Regent Street, Berkeley Square Gardens, and only a 2 minute walk from Green Park Underground Station, or 8 minutes from Piccadilly Circus underground Station.

Based near the epicentre of London’s 1960s counterculture scene, nearby you’ll find an abundance of Central London’s most iconic attractions — including The Royal Academy of Arts, The London Palladium, The Photographers’ Gallery and plenty beautiful gardens; Green Park, Berkeley Square Gardens, Cavendish Square Gardens and Soho Square Gardens.

It’s the perfect spot to catch up with friends, relax with family, indulge in some after work drinks with colleagues, and generally to enjoy the finer things in life in our unique and historic surroundings. Our team are on hand to help if you wish to speak to someone about booking large group bookings, parties and events, as well as arranging private room hire for those special occasions.

Find us


The Clarence, 4 Dover Street,
London, Greater London, W1S 4LB

Tel: 020 7491 3607

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Clarence is certainly no exception.

The Clarence in Mayfair offers a welcoming retreat near you in the heart of London, with views overlooking The Ritz. Our pub offers fine hospitality, a great ale selection and speciality food.

Named after the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV, our location on Dover Street marks where Sir Alexander Bell's first successful telephone call was made. Dover Street also boasts a long line of famous residents, including 18th century poet Alexander Pope, Buckingham Palace architect John Nash and Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

Join us and enjoy the afternoon perusing our Beer Library at your leisure, which includes a range of literature, artefacts, and even the opportunity to purchase engraved tankards.

Find us

The Clarence,4 Dover Street,
Greater London,W1S 4LB

Tel: 020 7491 3607

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 22:00
  • Christmas Day 12:00 - 19:00
  • Boxing Day 12:00 - 22:00
  • New Years Eve 11:00 - 01:00
  • New Years Day 11:00 - 22:30



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Mayfair London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.