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Kings Head & Eight Bells

Picture source: Michael Bannerman

The Kings Head & Eight Bells was situated at 50 Cheyne Walk, and used to be a hangout of the Rolling Stones.
Closed in 2002 it re-opened as a French restaurant called ‘La Chaumiere’. It still operates today as a French restaurant but is now called ‘Cheyne Walk Brasserie’.
Mac Booker (November 2011)
I worked as a cook there in the fall/winter of 1996. I was 22 at the time and had gotten a work visa from my university in North Carolina. I lived above the pub in one of the rooms. It was an incredibly interesting time. I believe the pub was haunted.
Jim Farlow (February 2022)

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Name Dates Comments
Jenny & Berni Kendrick 1996 Ex-landlords.
Ernesto 1999 Bartender.
Al Heyes Early 1970s I frequented this wonderful hostelry when a friend of mine, Barrie Staniford, was a "local" there as was Tom Baker (Dr Who - loved extremely large Gins & Tonic!!) Harry Fowler (The Army Game) and Ted Whitehead (Writer & Playwright)..
Steven Ward 1988/1989 My sister & her husband were landlords. I visited a few times as a 17/18 yr old and the place was always buzzing & some serious celeb spotting - Bryan Ferry, Simon Le Bon, Rowan Atkinson, Dustin Hoffman! A bit different from the Made in Chelsea crowd that now inhabit the brasserie there
Nicola Hallsworth late 50s/early 60s My parents ran this pub as whitbread tenants before being moved to Cambridge and a new pub.
Stefania de Prophetis 1990/1991 A student customer.
Kate Bovaird (nee O'Sullivan) 1985 Worked in the pub with a crazy Aussie chick Chris 😍 Charlie Watts was a regular on a sunday night with other musos. The catering oven exploded on the landlords wife one morning- she survived & the ceiling collapsed in the bar - no injuries- wonderful old pub with great customers- was a regular stop for busloads of american tourists. Fond memories