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The Surprise

Picture source: Timothy Keane

The Surprise was situated at 6 Christchurch Terrace. This pub closed in 2006.
It was named after the frigate that brought Napoleon's body from St Helena to France.
Robbie Paterson (August 2012)
This pub has now reopened.
T C (September 2013)
This lovely old Chelsea pub closed in September 2020 but has recently (May 2021) re-opened under new management after a lavish but tasteful refurbishment. My abiding memory is a New Year's Eve some six or seven years ago when the staff decided to lay on a display of indoor fireworks. Big mistake. The smoke was overpowering, triggering the fire alarm (which, it appears, no-one had anticipated as a likely outcome) and we all poured out into the street choking! Happy New Year!
Adrian Davies (June 2021)

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Gerry Conrad 2011  

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Picture source: Russell Judge