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The Punchbowl

Mayfair, London

Want to experience the finest country pub fare without even leaving the city? The Punchbowl is a Mayfair inn bringing a generous slice of traditional British countryside sensibility in the midst of London’s most opulent postcode.

One of the oldest pubs in Mayfair, The Punchbowl has been serving fine local ales and exquisite whiskies to London’s gentry since 1750 and is a favourite of the cream of today’s city society. Recently reopened after some grand renovations, here you can enjoy not just one dining experience, but three. Unwind with a classic Sunday roast in the Dickensian Pub, savour sophisticated gourmet offerings in their Dining Room or, for an evening of true indulgence, head to The Club private room. Each offers its own version of great British cuisine including pine smoked Yorkshire venison loin, rare breed steaks and whole baked Cornish lobster. As well as an extensive wine list, featuring a number of superb clarets by the glass, the pub also has its very own Punchbowl 1750 ale, handcrafted and custom made especially for their esteemed patrons.


  • The esteemed location makes this discrete inn luxurious London sophistication defined
  • The three different rooms mean that there's something to suit every mood
  • The incredible wine list crafted by Master of Wine Tim Atkin features exceptional clarets by the glass
Things to Do

The Pub

Cosy-up into a booth and unwind amid rich wood panelling and a colour palette of coffee and caramel in this historic ground floor pub. Superb cask ales are the name of the game behind the beautiful darkwood bar alongside a menu of farm fresh pub favourites with a lux twist. Make sure to savour the ‘Punchbowl 1750’ – a delicious real ale handcrafted and custom-made in Scotland especially for the inn and its illustrious patrons.

Great Pub Classics

The Dining Room

Mayfair is known for its luxury and opulence and the Dining Room clad in gold and cream certainly upholds this reputation. Dine on the very finest British ingredients sourced from all corners of the country with gourmet offerings such as cured Scottish salmon with dehydrated parsley or White Park beef shin and rump with truffle potato mash.

Sample exquisite wines

The Club

Secreted away on the second floor, The Club holds an air of old Victorian gambling den with plenty rich leather and velvet providing an intimate setting. Dine beneath the tinkling chandeliers and keep a look out for their bespoke private dinners with some of Britain’s top minds and makers.

Secret Mayfair Dining

Culture & Heritage

Royal Palaces & Luxury Shopping

Nestled in one of London’s most coveted postcodes, The Punchbowl offers easy access to some of the capital’s finest exclusive shops and boutiques as well as within walking distance of Buckingham Palace. Watch the change of the guard, tour the incredible palace State Rooms and take a stroll through the wisteria-clad gardens in summer.


Also visit:

  • Royal Academy of Arts: exhibitions and galleries from within the country’s premier art school
  • Apsley House
  • Liberty of London: iconic design and fabrics, luxury fashion, accessories and gifts
  • Handel House Museum
  • Spencer House: the ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Sotheby’s: private sales and auctions of fine arts, jewellery and antiques

Buckingham Palace


Hyde Park

At 350 acres, Hyde Park is the largest of London’s eight Royal Parks and is home to a number of renowned landmarks. Share your secrets at Speaker’s Corner, enjoy a boat ride on the Serpentine Lake or visit the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. It hosts an array of important events within the capital from music festivals to sports events.


Also visit:

  • Green Park & Buckingham Palace Gardens: access to The Mall and Buckingham Palace
  • St James’s Park: the oldest of the Royal Parks and the ceremonial heart of London, includes Horse Guards Parade and hosts the annual Trooping the Colour.

St James's Park

Getting Here

The nearest London Underground station is Green Park or Marble Arch.

The Punchbowl

41 Farm Street, London, W1J 5RP
+44 (0) 20 7493 6841