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About Us

Situated 5 minutes from Fulham Broadway station and on the doorstep of Stamford Bridge stadium, The Chelsea Pensioner is a quirky bar built in a historic building dating back to 1862. Our air-conditioned venue consists of one large bar area, a secret garden area with seating, a karaoke room and a VIP darts room equipped with a screen for viewing live sports, as well as fantastic acoustics for music events (it is rumoured that Fleetwood Mac first rehearsed on our premises when it was formerly known as The Black Bull!). Our loyal and hard working staff hail from around the world - from Brazil to Serbia, Lithuania to Mauritius - and love to welcome tourists and locals alike.

We boast a huge variety of cocktails and ales on draught and icy cold taps! We are also so proud of our kitchen; very rarely does a plate come back with a crumb of leftovers and we receive compliments on our food every day. Keep checking our lunchtime specials as we will be updating this frequently.

We boast the best private hire deals in the area, having catered for events ranging from Christenings to charity fundraisers, engagement celebrations to singles' nights. We offer full or part hire of the venue. Check out our website for other events taking place throughout the week.

Our cosy karaoke room has a private bar and personal bartender for a real VIP experience, plus a catalogue of more than 80000 songs for you to choose from if you're feeling brave!

It may sound too good to be true - you'll have to visit us to find out!


The Pensioners & Mr Mackay the Cat

A Brief History of Mr. Mackay - Head of Mousekeeping

Mr. Mackay, a.k.a José Purrinho was originally employed as Chief Mouser but has come to be the most popular member of our family. He was discovered at a cat rescue at the tender age of 4, having been abandoned and rescued from a difficult childhood. His meow is very bark-y and he has been known watch live music gigs on his favourite chair - don’t worry, he’ll soon let you know if you’re sitting on it!

You’ll recognise him by the tuxedo colouring, an ear with a chunk missing and a very...rotund belly.