Visited: 3 July by JC & JB
First things first: what a great name Admiral Codrington had. No wonder they named a pub after him. If I knew someone called Codrington I’d call him The Codfather if I respected him, Codders if I liked him, or Codpiece if I didn’t. Oh and before you laugh at any of that, just remember that the real Admiral Codrington was a hero of the Battle of Trafalgar so show some damn respect you ingrate.
On to the pub. It’s between South Kensington and Sloane Square, so obviously Wetherspoons this is not. The building itself is charming, and if you’re there on a sunny day there’s a small terrace outside. There’s a spacious standard pub area, and next to it is a spacious dining area, featuring what is apparently a retractable glass roof (though it just looked like a regular glass roof when we were there but that’s probably just because it wasn’t retracted).
The staff were very friendly, and there’s a decent selection of lagers and ales. Our Yakima Red was a fiver which for this part of London was a pleasant surprise.
The food didn’t seem quite as cheap – it looked like you’d struggle to find much for under £20, so we stuck to the liquids, as we so often do. The menu looked the part though and if you’re in this part of the world then maybe that’s not so much of an issue. Certainly a fair few of the clientele looked like they wouldn’t countenance paying anything less than £20 for a main course.
A pleasant pub in pleasant surroundings. If you’re wandering around after visiting the museums then you might not fancy forking out for a meal here, but you could certainly do worse than stopping in for a pint, especially if there’s room on the terrace. Codders would be proud.
Do they do food? Yes, it looked nice but expensive.
Are they in the 21st Century? Contactless and all that.
Are there dogs? Certainly seems dog friendly.
I want to smoke: Very pleasant terrace out front (with a retractable roof for when it’s raining)