Sunday drinks at The Grenadier

One of my favourite historic pubs, the gorgeous Grenadier.

This lovely little pub hidden down a cobbled alleyway in plush Belgravia, has a rich (and slightly gruesome) history. Back in the 1700s it was a offices mess for the Grenadier Guards, soldiers of the the Iron Duke himself - Wellington (who lived nearby at Apsley House). Legend has it that one of these guards was murdered by his colleagues here after cheating at a game of cards.

Inside the pub is small and cute, and crammed with military memorabilia, including money (from all over the globe) pinned to the ceiling to pay the poor murdered soldier's debt.

We will be having Sunday Afternoon drinks here, and food for those that would like it.

Please note this pub is notoriously difficult to find, so please check a map before heading there. The nearest station is Hyde Park Corner.

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  • Tina T.

    Celeste, thank you for your tip about 'on the go' charger for my iphone. I bought one from Maplins yesterday- the smaller one that last up to 13hrs- looks like a large lipstick, perfect for me :-)

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Tina T.

    Hi, lovely evening, great little pub, I enjoyed it longer than most, as I arrived 2hrs early- must note the time better at the next meetup!- Still on the bright side got an extra drink in :-)

    1 · September 23, 2013

    • Celeste

      I love your enthusiasm Tina :) Lovely to see you!

      September 23, 2013

  • David

    Really good pub and interesting group of people from diverse backgrounds. Well done organising it

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Celeste

    Lovely to see everyone, a fun night! :)

    September 22, 2013

  • NATHALIE G.

    I'm so sorry I was at Epping forest last night and I was still really tired ! I just woke up ! Oups ! :)

    September 22, 2013

    • Celeste

      Hey that's ok, I'll let you off. See you soon. :)

      September 22, 2013

  • Benjamin J.

    Hello

    September 22, 2013

  • anouck

    I am sick, sorry can't come anymore! :(
    i would have loved to....
    another time....
    enjoy without me this quaint little pub :)

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Celeste

      Get better soon. See you next time!

      September 22, 2013

  • Celeste

    I'm here! Just to warn you its cash only their tills aren't working!! No card payments! :)

    September 22, 2013

  • sima

    sorry cant make it.something last min has come up. shame,was looking forward to it,enjoy.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Shri

    I'm sort of a 'maybe'... depending on how my London open house exploring goes....

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Celeste

      Oooh, fun I'm doing that today, my final house is conveniently right next to the Grenadier!

      1 · September 22, 2013

    • Sandra

      Just been around the inside Battersea Power Station .... they opened an hour early so I was out by 11am ....

      1 · September 22, 2013

  • Celeste

    Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. For those of you who have not been there before, its very small (and can be difficult to find - so check a map). We'll be in the front bar area (look out for the meet up signs. I have booked a table for 8 ppl for those of you who want to eat, its booked from 5 (but they have another booking at 8) so if lots of you want to eat, you can take turns at the table ;)

    See you all tomorrow, my number is[masked]

    September 21, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Sorry I won't be able to make I'm normally drained as I've got a Investigation to do on Saturday night and need to recharge myself

    1 · September 7, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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