The Chelsea Pensioner
The World's #1 Chelsea Fan Pub

The Chelsea Pensioner Pub, on Fulham Road, in The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, dates back to the mid 19th century and lies on the border with Hammersmith and Fulham.  It was originally and until quite recently known as The Black Bull and has had a couple of other identities before becoming "The Chelsea Pensioner" in 2014.  We have been running the venue since early in 2015.


Being only 200m from Stamford Bridge, there has always been a strong association with Chelsea Football Club and that has been successfully re-established in recent years.  There is no better place to go on a Chelsea home matchday than The Chelsea Pensioner, to get the buzzing pre-match football atmosphere.  With our DJ playing all your favourite tunes, from a few hours out, right up to kick-off and then for most weekend games, win, lose or draw, into the evening after the game, it's always a great start and/or finish to your day out at Stamford Bridge.


We are rightly known now as "The World's Number 1 Chelsea Fan Pub".  There is a lot more to The Chelsea Pensioner than being just a football pub, though.  We may be unashamedly blue, but on the many non-football days we have so much else to offer.  We have lots of employers, some very large, nearby as well as lots of residents, neighbours, and friends.  We are very much a community pub and put on many events on throughout the year, including music, Karaoke, quizzes, even dating nights, comedy and cabaret.  If nothing else, a great place to wind down with a pint or a cocktail after a long day or week in the office.


We have a great happy hour Tue - Friday from 5 till 8 pm and there is always either live sport on the TVs or great background music.  We have a pool table in the main bar upstairs; a karaoke room holding up to 40 people with over  80,000 available songs in the basement; and our secret courtyard/garden.  We have a great menu with food available all day and into the evening, including award-winning Pieminister pies & patties and brand new jumbo hot dogs.


All the spaces within The Chelsea Pensioner  are available for private hire.  We have several rental options for our spaces and can cater for groups anywhere from single figures booking a table or booth, all the way up to full venue hire for up to 200 people.  We have one of the only Karaoke rooms in West London and some of the best rental rates you'll find, especially considering we are in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.  If you have a party or special celebration coming up, why not check out how we might be able to help.  We are waiting for your call or email, or you can use the enquiry form a bit further down the page.


Come on in to the web site, have a look around and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate in dropping us a message, or better still, drop by the pub when you can and ask our staff for a look around and ask anything you want to know.  We'd love to see you!

Covid 19 Update

The Chelsea pensioner is very pleased to now be open again, though, for the foreseeable future, things will continue to be a little different to what we are all used to.


We have all the latest government guidelines in place and are continually reviewing and changing where necessary or instructed. Capacity is limited to seated customers only. There is no at bar service, so table ordering only.  There is plenty of hand sanitizer available from the moment you enter the front door.


We are showing all the usual live sport including all of Chelsea's televised games home & away. We are holding back a number of seats each day for people arriving on the spur of the moment, but if you want to guarantee your place, please use the table booking facility further down the page.


The Karaoke room is now open and able to be booked, using the enquiry widget below, or emailing the pub directly using the email address 


There are food offers on every day, including any hot-dog & fries for £7 and 'Happy hour' is back 5-8 pm Tue-Thu. We very much look forward to welcoming you all and again, please be patient with us. Everything we are doing is with your safety in mind, as well as our own and that of our staff.


PLEASE NOTE - Due to excessive booking enquiries currently, until further notice, when making a table booking request for a Chelsea matchday, regardless of any confirmation you may receive automatically straight away, you WILL also get a personal confirmation within 24 hours, from the pub. Your booking is NOT confirmed until you receive this 2nd confirmation. 

The Chelsea Pensioner pub is available for full venue and part venue hire. Drinks packages are available on our menus page. We have the best venue hire rates in the area, one of the only karaoke rooms in south west London, a popular pool table and gorgeous secret garden. We are also the number one sellers of Pieminister Pies in the UK!  Please use the Design My Night booking request widget alongside to make an enquiry.

Please take a look at our gallery for images of the pub and call us now for a viewing on +44 (0) 207 351 0422!

*****Please note we are unable to accept any reservation requests on dates that coincide with Chelsea home games, other than daytime bookings until 5pm on midweek home match days.  See the Sports Schedule below*****

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358 Fulham Road
London, SW10 9UU

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​T  /  +44 (0) 207 351 0422

Tube: Fulham Broadway  -
5 minutes walking distance

Twitter: ThePensionerPub Instagram: TheChelseaPensioner



Tuesday - Sunday

12pm - 12am


Wheelchair accessible 

Disabled toilet facilities

© 2020 by N Bradley for The Chelsea Pensioner.