The best pubs for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Britain magazine

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 kicking off tomorrow, we present the best nearby pubs for pre-, mid- or post-show refreshment

Britain magazine

After a long day wandering the extensive gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, you’re bound to crave a refreshment and a nice sit down. So just in time for the show’s opening tomorrow, we present three of the best local Chelsea establishments offering floral-inspired treats.


The Builders Arms, 23 Smith Street, SW3 3TY

All three of our chosen pubs will be serving spring cocktails specially created for the show, including a floral G&T and the summer Cup (think Pimms but with Sipsmith gin). The Builders Arms on Smith Street has also concocted a special Chelsea Flower Show two-course menu, offering dishes such as Salad of ruby chicory, nasturtium, Roquefort and candied walnuts, and Vanilla and lavender crème brûlée.


The Phoenix, 13 Britten Street, SW3 4EE

The bright and colourful Phoenix will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner with dishes including eggs Benedict and Royale, fillet steak with half a lobster, garlic butter and French fries, and sauté fillets of sea bass with grilled peppers, aubergine and roast garlic paté.


The Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 4AJ

Only three minutes from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on ChristChurch Terrace, and boasting a relaxed ambience, combined with fittingly floral furniture and decor, The Surprise is a charming après Flower Show setting.

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