THE STORY OF The Drayton Arms

Originally built in 1860, The Drayton Arms is one of the most established watering holes in the Old Brompton Road area, enduringly popular with local residents, workers and visitors alike. Fostering an authentic community atmosphere, The Drayton Arms holds the spirit of the great British local close to its heart.

Home to a well-established upstairs fringe theatre, The Drayton Arms is a pub with a difference.  Now a Grade II listed building, it stylishly blends period features – including wood-panelling, etched glass and chandeliers – with sumptuous contemporary touches.  Boasting an open fire for those chillier months and a function room for hire, the pub also offers outdoor seating for those who fancy watching the world go by whilst sipping on a glass of something special.  

The intimate pub theatre hosts inventive new stage productions every night of the week, providing the starting platform for many an aspiring actor.  Visitors to the pub often combine an evening’s entertainment with a spot of relaxation and refreshment in the bar beforehand or afterwards.

Within easy reach of Gloucester Road tube station, The Drayton Arms is a truly unique London establishment, expertly mixing a traditional local feel with a touch of urban refinement.