Only Running Footman, W1J 5DF
- 5 Charles Street
The Only Running Footman was a gastropub in Mayfair, just off Berkeley Square. It has now closed. As of mid-2016, the premises are occupied by a (non-gastro) pub called the Footman.
The information below is retained for historical purposes.
This fairly simple square corner building has two floors dedicated to the pub. On the ground floor, most of the room is taken up by tables laid out for dining (with starched white tablecloths and place settings). There is a small drinking area to the front of the building, mostly on stools (of which there are eight or nine) under the windows. There are some tables out the front and side for outdoor drinkers (and smokers). Upstairs is a more formal restaurant, open for lunches and dinners.
On Ewan's visit on a Saturday afternoon in November 2011, there were quite a few downstairs tables in use (the upstairs was empty), and a few drinkers were in, but there was still space.
There are three handpulls for ale at the bar, with Young's Bitter, Bombardier, and Greene King IPA in November 2011. Draught taps dispensed San Miguel and Amstel lager amongst others, as well as Aspall cider. The wine list is rather more extensive, as you'd expect for the area, taking up several pages.
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