Spacious, old-fashioned boozer which has a decent array of about 8 handpulls, six craft keg lines and a better-than-average but small bottle selection. Ubiquitous piped music but the beer makes up for that. I’m drinking a bottle from Siren, and there’s a fair bit of Marble on today. Worth incorporating into whatever else you may be doing in Brentford.
Reasonable number of handpulls and afew taps at this locals pub in Brentford. Central bar with tables & chairs arranged around, and some picnic tables in an out-front area. Good music & atmosphere (including an amusing shouty man at the bar) and selection, worth a visit if nearby
Friendly local with a big row of handpumps. Often quiet and dominated by regulars playing pool, but easy to get a seat and work through what’s on the bar. Couple of Belgian keg taps inc Fruli, alongside San Miguel et al. One of the few places to get UK ’craft keg’ out west - I’ve seen Buxton, Magic Rock, Thornbridge, Weird Beard and Redwillow in recent times - and a fair list of bottles too. (Can’t comment on the food as I haven’t braved it but it looks fairly standard)
BeerViking (108) Brentford, England | January 25, 2013| Updated November 1, 2016
There’s eight handpumps on the bar, two for real cider & perry and six for ale - usually including one "LocAle" - although sometimes only six or seven are in use during the week. Ask at the bar for the key for the free WiFi. 10 keg taps are arranged in two groups of five either side of the handpumps. As of December 2013, three of the keg taps have been allocated to British craft beers on key-keg. The latter often carry beers from Thornbridge, Red Willow, Siren, Oakham, Cloudwater or Weird Beard. Two more carry Belgian keg beers. There’s also 30+ English bottled craft beers plus usually some foreigners.
The pub remains very welcoming, the ales remain excellent and it is a good comfy local. The kitchen now offers a shortish menu of mediterranean and ’fusion’ dishes.
A slightly run down traditional English Pub in Brentford. 6 interesting ales on tap, 2 ciders, 18 interesting bottles & about 10 kegs. Slow service, relaxed atmosphere. A quite hard to get to place. Few trains to Brentford & Northfields underground a 25 minute walk. Only worth visiting if you are in the vicinity.
Great spot with a very local, laid-back feel. Pretty chill music airing on my visit. Eight casks with lots of bottles (20ish) and a few decent kegs (Boon, Kwak, etc.). Average prices. Folks just be chillin’ real hard up in this piece, readin’ ’n talkin’ ’n whatnot. Well worth a visit.
This pub goes up and down in it’s quality, at times it can be a bit scruffy then at others is OK. Good selection of beers though the quality is also a bit variable. However it is a pub that’s always worth a visit.
Gary (4) Malibu, California | May 27, 2011| Updated February 20, 2016
An excellent pub for obscure real ale when you’re in the neighbourhood . decent bottled and keg offerings too . this is a friendly unassuming pub -down to earth ambience . my local.
Certainly back. Great news. Visited on Friday night (27th November) and enjoyed one Twickenham and one Butcome ale both on great form. Pleased to see the Thai kitchen has also reopened. There was no music whilst I was there, just relaxed conversation.
The pub is essentially the same as it was when it closed; apart from a few of the model boats, etc which fell prey to the odd souvenir hunter on the closing night! They have continued counting the beers served since 2006 on the board, and the ale policy remains as before, alongside 5 or so beers from Europe on draught.
Although rather harshly lit inside, this is made up for by the welcoming attitude of staff and punters. Great pub, and long may it prosper.
UPDATE: the rent dispute that caused it to close last year for a time has resurfaced. I am sorry to report that this pub may yet close very soon or change management. My rating is for a visit made on 27th November 2009 under original governorship.
A real local, very quiet on a weekday afternoon. They take pride in their ever changing range of beers, and the beer was fine, but the pub itself and the regulars are about as run down as physically possible. No gin palace, this!