S.W.7

PENNY THE DRAYTON ARMS

Penny – Yorkshire Terrier

Penny, The Drayton Arms, Old Brompton Road, S.W.7   THERE are many people who, on seeing a particular kind of dog, make some remark or other that they cannot understand anybody owning such-and-such a breed. But surely that sort of judgment is beside the point? All breeds”even the lesser race without the law”~have their own …

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KIM-KING-GEORGE-IV

Kim – Springer Spaniel

  KIM, King George IV, Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge, S.W.7 GEORGE IV, better known as the Prince Regent” shifted his court from Kensington Palace to Buckingham House, now known as Buckingham Palace. This move was the ifirst of many, because Society (at least much of it) thereupon shifted to the district now known as Belgravia. This …

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BUNCH -THE BUNCH OF GRAPES

Bunch – Chow-Chow

‘ ‘ B U N C H ’ ’, The Bunch of Grapes, Brompton Road, S.W.7   SOME interesting observations on the inn (which I take to include the pub) have been made in Tales of Old Inn by Richard Keverne. The author wrote: The English inn has a great tradition. Down through the centuries, …

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AVIS THE RICHMOND ARMS

Avis – The Alsation

Avis, The Richmond Arms, Old Brompton Road, S.W.7   If you are ever around the neighbourhood of Earl’s Court Stadium to view an ice hockey match”or indeed any other form of entertainment staged in that vast arena-“there is every reason to believe that you will be in need of a warming drink that hasn’t necessarily …

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