Famous Kings Road Pub Reopens This Week as King's House

Jam Tree owner returns to relaunch restaurant, bar and garden

The new pub garden at the King's House
The new pub garden at the King's House

The ‘first pub in Fulham’, by the Chelsea border at 541 Kings Road will reopen this week with a fresh new look, an “elevated Basque English” menu and a new name - King’s House.

The pub was last known as The Lost Hours, but before that was well known to local pubgoers as The Jam Tree. Now Jam Tree co-owner, Ashley Letchford, is back in charge along with Clive Watson, chairman of the current owners The City Pub Company.

They describe its new incarnation as “new restaurant, bar and garden that is set to bring laid-back dining, al fresco socialising, and late-night cocktails to a beautiful expansive space on the King’s Road”.

The interior of the new King's House
The interior of the new King's House

As well as a redesigned ground floor bar and an upstairs lounge style Loft Bar, the large garden at the back of the pub has also had a makeover, with pergolas, trees and a living herb wall.

The food is in the hands of MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker, who's teamed up with ex-Ledbury chef Ben Floyd to come up with the British/Basque menu, which includes dishes such as 90-day aged Txuleton steaks cooked over fire, chargrilled squid with chilli oil and watercress charred leeks with Romesco and ex-dairy cow steak tartare.

Dhruv Baker will be head chef
Dhruv Baker will be head chef

For less adventurous diners, there is also British charcuterie and cheeseburger with chips. You can view a sample menu here.

They have also recruited drinks expert Anna Sebastian, who has developed cocktails such as the King’s House Aperol spritz made with apple gin, fig and Cava and a Martini served with a choice of savoury Basque garnishes.

The pub is set to open on Friday, October 7, with 20% off food until October 13. Find out more at on the venue’s web site.

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October 3, 2022