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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
downender  (383) Bristol, England | December 24, 2015
Visited July 2015. Impressively relaunched pub offering a wide selection of beers and ciders, some of which were particularly unusual. Atmosphere in the bar was friendly, with locals and Kew Gardens workers enjoying a pint. Worth visiting if in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey  (158) Richmond, England | December 20, 2015
Iíve passed this place a number of times and just assumed from the íDRAFT BASSí sign that it wouldnít be worth stepping in. But on an accidental detour I found myself in the area and thought Iíd pop in.

On a Friday near Christmas this was obviously pretty busy but I still managed to take up a stool. 8 casks including permanent Bass and around 5 new beers for me. There were also several keg options and 5 cask ciders on offer.

This is certainly one of the best pubs in the area. Not in the best location as thereís nothing else in the locality to draw passing beer tourists. I wouldnít say the range is special enough to warrant a deliberate visit but this is a great option for anyone who finds themselves in the area, perhaps to visit Kew Gardens. A very good pub, and Iím sure itís a pleasure to visit at quieter times.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Brugmansia  (558) Jylland, Denmark | November 23, 2015
Visited august 2015 with beery friends. What a surprise. Large, very cosy pub close to Kew Bridge. Oldstyle pub with a large bar, just inside the doors ;-) Friendly staff and free wifi. Huge selection of beers and ciders, all served in good condition. It is a bit cramped in the front of the bar, but in the back, lots of additionel seating. They serve food as well, but didnīt eat here this time, but will be back for sure.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (589) GŲteborg, Sweden | August 16, 2015
Very nice old style pub. 10-15 casks, some draught beer and 4-5 ciders. Beautiful house with good interior. Decently crowded on a Sunday afternoon. Big beer garden in the backyard. All together a nice surprise.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Dannybro  (21) , England | January 26, 2015
Recent change of ownership. Now a sister pub to the Sussex in Twickenham (best in west london) and Antelope in Surbiton. Pump selection not quite as cutting edge as the Sussex in terms of the range of brewers but still great. The kegs included Camden Helles, Titanic Stout Flying Dog Doggy Style and Hammerton N7. casks by Ascot and Blackjack were memorable. Fridges had a great array of craft beers too! Pub itself is very pretty inside. Clientele were a bit on the aged side and I am guessing this is a pub in transition from its previous guise. Give it three months and it will be a much more diverse crowd Well worth a visit
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
b727trijet  (470) Isleworth, England | October 14, 2014| Updated April 29, 2016
A huge increase in choice of beers and ciders since new management last month. 10 real ales plus 4 real ciders (and 1 keg cider) plus several keg beers (craft and non craft). Food looked good but quite expensive. Loyalty card scheme in operation... buy 9 get 10th pint free as at their Sussex Arms in Twickenham. Free wifi. Well worth a visit. Almost on top of Kew Bridge station and buses 65, 237, 267 and 391 (plus N9!) all pass by. The interior was always like a museum and luckily the refit has been done with care and retains most of the character of this historic pub. CAMRAs first London meetings were held in here back in 1973 partially due to the draught Bass which is still on offer today!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking  (101) Brentford, England | September 25, 2014
Just reopened under the management that brought us the Sussex Arms in Twickenham, it still sits at the north end of Kew Bridge, but now features 10 cask ales, 10 keg beers (priced £1-£2 more than their cask equivalents) and 5 ciders & perries on handpump. The cask Bass is still there, as is the piano. The gardenís been opened up too. For the historians, itís on the Trafalgar Way and is just a short walk from both the Musical Museum and Kew Bridge Steam Museum, itís also just across the river from Kew Gardens.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Leighton  (958) London, England | May 29, 2012
A decent spot. Definitely more of an íambiance pubí rather than a craft beer pub - they have six cask lines but only three were active on my visit. Seems like itís usually ales and all are pretty basic (bitter and golden ales on my visit). Just a handful of people in the pub on my Sunday afternoon visit, though the back garden, which is truly gorgeous, had about 10 folks scattered about. Interior is old school pub all the way. Prices are average. Only worth visiting if youíre nearby, though it certainly is a nice, traditional pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
MikeJohnson  (11) Feltham, Middlesex, England | August 10, 2011
I grew up near by so this is my favorite pub and I am one of the regulars. It has always served the best Bass in London and Gordon, the landlord really knows how to keep his beer. Some folk donít like it because itís too quiet for them but Iím of an age where a nice quiet pub is what I look for. Gordonís wife Liz does the cooking and while itís not a ígastro pubí the food is wholesome and honest.

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