Ales and Tails
No Longer In Business

Taps: 15 | Bottles: 15/20
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
b727trijet  (837) Isleworth, England | August 29, 2014
No surprise it has closed a few months ago.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (1159) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | January 11, 2014| Updated January 12, 2014
Visited on Saturday 15th December before and after the Quinns game. Place opened around August/September ’12 and I guess you could call it Twickenhams first craft beer bar. Large single room with a slightly annexed area at the rear (more for dining I think), wooden floors, mix of red leather US diner stlye seating and wooden chairs and tables. The bar is on the right as you enter consisting of 2 banks of 6 taps on the tiled back wall with 6 cask lines between them at the front. Draft beers on my visit(s) amongst others were from Milk St, Porterhouse, Grain, Twickenham Fine Ales and Lost Brewing (their own brewery enterprise). Decent bottled list of 50 or more including London locals, Belgians and US stuff (I’ll add these when I get chance). Service was prompt and friendly, tasters were offered. Ambiance rated as 3 as fiarly quiet on my visit(s) so need to return another time which I definately will. Original Rating:- 3/9/10/NA/6/14. UPDATE ... 11/01/14. I have to agree with the only other reviewer of this venue, Dannybro, that this venue has not lived up to its initial promise. First visit for a good few months and the bottle list that was initially 50 ish has dwindled to approx 15. Of the 12 keg taps only 6 were offering beers, the 3 cask lines were still fully employed and to be fair decent enough offerings in the form of Clarence & Fredericks APA, W&E Conqueror and XT25 - Xmas Ale. Strange artificial grass flooring has appeared in the half of the pub as you enter! Still worth popping into for the occasional tick on tap and especially for the Lost Brewing Co Beers, the only place I’ve come across with these on tap, however a definate dip in form over the last year. Twickers just ain’t ready for dat Craft beer revoultion yet !!!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dannybro  (21) , England | September 24, 2012| Updated November 25, 2013
Brand new craft beer and cocktail bar from the lost group currently showcasing its offerings for a month before going into refit It has a solid range of craft kegs, cask and bottles inc taps from Kernel, london fields and Redchurch. I had a great Redchurch IPA on keg before trying an equally hoppt Brodies Hackney out of the fridge Schedule for refit in October I hope this pubs thrives. Too many pubs in the region tailor there offering to selling vast quantities of larger on rugby days!! When I go back after refit I hope to be able to review in more detail ************************** A year on and I don’t think ales and tails has lived up to expectations. The selection of beer which was fabulous initially has tailed off. The only IPA in the fridge was Sam Smiths which speaks volumes. The other branches in this small group of bars still has a great selection so I don’t know what happened here!! Danny Nov 2013

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