Chiswick Beer Guide: Your Chiswick guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Chiswick

70 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“So this is the pub on the same block as the brewery and is effectively the brewery tap. It’s a small fairly typical Fullers boozer facing out onto the unpleasant A4 which is one of the busiest three lane roads in Western Europe. However, the reason to come here is that the cask beer is in banging condition. Middle of the road Fullers beers taste several points better here than most other venues! Has 8 cask pumps, and other 8 keg. Has the standard range plus a couple of seasonal and a Dark Star beer.“
EdKing 585 days ago
72 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“(Visited Nov 2018) Nice and friendly beer bar and Italian restaurant in the western part of London, just a short walk from Turnham Green station. Interior is mainly in bricks and light wood. Not very big. Service was friendly and efficient. Twelve beers on tap, most of them from Italian Ducato, and some local craft beers. Really good Italian food. Visited on a Saturday evening, fairly crowded, but friendly, so I managed to squeeze in. Nice and friendly atmosphere. A bit out of the way from central London, but worth a visit if you're in the area.“
Svesse 645 days ago
74 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“In effect the Fuller's brewery tap, and where the brewery tours end up, the core Fuller's cask beers are always on along with a changing range of Fuller's, Gales and Dark Star. Usually some Fuller's small-batch keg too. The cask beer quality is rarely less than excellent. Beware that while it closes at 8pm weekdays, it's even earlier on Saturdays - 10.30am until 5pm - and not open at all on Sundays.“
BeerViking 781 days ago
44 /100
Liquorbin (Beer Store)
297 CHISWICK HIGH ROAD
“A small, dusty looking shop which must do OK as it’s been there for as long as I can remember. They sell wine, spirits and beer. The selection isn’t great but there are sometimes a few more unusual beers, often eastern European, displayed in the window. (Last visited 10 October 2018)“
Boudicca 921 days ago
82 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“A wonderful, welcoming and friendly brewery visitor centre. The staff is really generous and helpful. A wide variety of Fuller's beer and nowadays also from Dark Star.“
ekstedt 977 days ago
92 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Visita guiada por la fabrica, buen tour, finalizando en un pequeño museo y degustación de sus cervezas.“
fombe89 977 days ago
88 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“Bar alado de la Fabrica, visita recomendable, buen pastel de carne y buenas cervezas, trato amable.“
fombe89 977 days ago
82 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Very consciously retro-crafty, with bare bricks and those antiquey filament light bulbs, and pretty expensive (£9 a pint is not unusual, albeit for 8%+ beer). It’s pretty cosy though and the beer choice is usually very good. Although they started with /only/ Italian beers on, in the last year or so, they've had London beers too - although run by Birrifico Ducato, their new house pale ale is from Brew By Numbers. The menu is short but the food is tasty, mostly burgers and the like, and not too pricey for the area.“
BeerViking 1078 days ago
76 /100
Tabard (Bar)
2 BATH ROAD,
“Yes, it's fully Greene King now, and yes it sells GK IPA, but there's also Aboot and a range of non-GK cask beers in excellent condition, good service, and a discount for CAMRA members (only when showing a current card!).“
BeerViking 1117 days ago
64 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“Pretty much acts as Fullers Brewery tap, as it’s right next door to the brewery. Around 6 to 8 cask beers on offer, all Fullers own, and all unsurprisingly well kept. The pub is rarely busy, but a decent option for the range of fresh Fullers heers“
Cheeseboard 1151 days ago
76 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Visit for the open day Sept 2017. An enjoyable afternoon. Good to look around the shop, see the dray horses and do a brewery tour. The beer selection on offer, mostly fairly generic but clearly well kept. Bought a couple of bottles in the shop, although the older Vintage Ales were ridiculously priced.“
Cheeseboard 1151 days ago
72 /100
Tabard (Bar)
2 BATH ROAD,
“Visited on a busy saturday night. Deacent lokal pub, better selection on cask than keg,“
finol 1172 days ago
80 /100 434 CHISWICK HIGH RD
“Nice big Fuller's pub, now with several guests including an eclectic craft keg range, also available as flights of three thirds for £6. Quite a few London brews, but there's also beers from all over, often including unusual new and small breweries. A board lists what's on and upcoming. Overall it's not cheap, but typical for the area. Food is Thai.“
BeerViking 1216 days ago
52 /100
Lamb (Bar)
9 BARLEY MOW PASSAGE,
“Visited last weekend. Range of beer not bad but half of beer on tap unavailable. Temperature inside so high, that I've go outside to finish my beer.“
MarkusUK 1231 days ago
62 /100 51 TURNHAM GREEN TERRACE
“This branch of Borough Wines and Beers is mainly devoted to wine but it has a small beer selection that’s probably worth checking out if you’re passing. (Visited 6 October 2017).“
Boudicca 1283 days ago
92 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Cosy bar in a side road off Chiswick High Road less than 10 mins walk from Turnham Green tube station. Patio space outside if the weather is good. A decent selection of hard to find Italian craft beer, it's most certainly worth a visit.“
Cheeseboard 1313 days ago
84 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“A nice "sit and enjoy" type down place with a small patio. Specializes in Italian beers as a Birrifico del Ducato place. The staff is interested and passionate about their beers and truly helpful. Cool music. Low key atmosphere. Offers two casks and ten taps as well as a good selection of bottles, some of which are rare to find. Recommended. I visited twice during a family summer week in London as this was located a mere 3 minute walk from our rental. Italian Job was by far the best beer experience of this trip.“
abemorsten 1366 days ago
74 /100
Lamb (Bar)
9 BARLEY MOW PASSAGE,
“Deep and pleasant drinking space, the beer range on the long bar is much improved in the last year or so. 12 handpumps with six ales on, a few macro kegs plus five or six guest keg taps. Friendly service, ale quality OK, prices average for the area (£4 to £5 a pint).“
BeerViking 1376 days ago
72 /100 374 CHISWICK HIGH ROAD
“It still carries the handsome old Young’s tiled livery - it’s listed/protected, I believe - but it’s part of the M&B Castle chain now. 3 or 4 cask ales on handpump, a few macro lagers, and a font-set that on my visit carried several Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas keg beers. Friendly helpful staff, a bit pricey but then it is in a pricey area.“
BeerViking 1376 days ago
80 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Great place. Love having a few beers here“
oldglory78 1462 days ago
82 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“Fairly small, somewhat crowded pub around lunchtime - probably doubles as the canteen for Fuller’s workers of the adjacent brewery. Good service. Latest Fuller offering available.“
MrTipple 1550 days ago
82 /100 185 HIGH ROAD,
“This is a great example of a nice Fullers pub. 4-5 cask lines, one or two guests. Nicely renovated, very cosy, courtyard with outside seating.“
MrTipple 1618 days ago
84 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Do the brewery tour. Very well done and you get to try unlimited halves in the cellar bar.“
MrTipple 1618 days ago
72 /100
Wine Rack (Beer Store)
8-9 BEDFORD CORNER THE AVENUE
“Decent bottle shop, quite a few continental bottles, lots of American stuff (including some rarer Brooklyn ones), lots of English stuff.“
MrTipple 1675 days ago
80 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Very nice, but quite small pub a 5-7 mins walk away from Turnham Green Station. If you haven’t got many Italian craft ticks yet, great place. But once you’ve been there the offering changes not very often and you are kinda stuck with the regular Ducato fare. Not bad, but really could do with more frequent changes / guests etc.“
MrTipple 1678 days ago
82 /100
Tabard (Bar)
2 BATH ROAD,
“Surprisingly nice Taylor Walker pub in Chiswick, literally next to Turnham Green tube station. Recently refurbished, looks pretty decent inside with a little outside patio. Strong cask offering (probably one of the best in Chiswick) with about 10 Cask lines and easily another 10 kegs. Fairly decent ’craft’ offering from quite a random selection of English brewers from small (Firebrand) to the usual suspects like Brewdog.“
MrTipple 1678 days ago
86 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Went on a tour in August. Extraordinary piece of history in the heart of London. Antique buildings, old equipment and dedicated personnel. The tour guide was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I realized I don’t know that much about the brewing process as I thought. The tasting at the end gives you the opportunity to try everything as fresh as possible. Worth every single penny. A must visit place!“
bunget 1686 days ago
68 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Fuller’s are such a big part of the traditional London brewing scene that it seems almost daunting to take a tour of the place where it all happens. The tour is £15 which includes a 45-minute all-you-can-drink session at the end. So the perfect place to sweep up any Fuller’s beers which may have gone under the radar. Convivial tour guide and fellow tourists (from many countries but the beer unites us). Probably something you wouldn’t do more than once although they do host special events working looking out for. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed in the shop. Wanted more choice regarding rare beers but I guess you can’t have it all.“
jjsint 1707 days ago
78 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“European style beer cafe in the heart of Chiswick. And yes, it’s all Italian. 12 beers on tap but a few bottles in the fridge. The prices are a mixed bag: stoopid for some beers while entirely reasonable for others. Quite a few beers from Ducato which was nice. Didn’t enjoy this place quite as much as I thought I would. Still, much good beer to be had.“
jjsint 1707 days ago
66 /100 MAWSON LANE,
“A cut above the average Fuller’s pub, the Mawson Arms stands in the shadow of the brewery. All the core range are available here fresh as you like, plus a good selection of bottles. A few keg options as well (Black Cab, Frontier, Honey Dew). Prices very reasonable for London. Worth a stop if in the area.“
jjsint 1707 days ago
88 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Visited the 20th July 2016 - nice piece of Italy in London on a quiet street. Quiet difficult to access when you are in the centre of London, but that’s the game if you want to arrive on this Italian beer oasis... Very nice place with a small terrace at the entrance. Nice solid bar at the opposite of the entrance. Very nice decoration. Good Italian beer selection on tap and also some bottle. Normal price for Italian beer in London, it can be little bit pricy but that’s the deal... Super friendly staff who will care to you. I really appreciate my evening there. Food is really nice for a good value. Highly recommended, a must to visit when you are in London.“
sir__v 1711 days ago
68 /100 11-13 STRAND-ON-THE-GREEN
“Visited on 30th July 2016. Riverside pub about 5 mins or so from Kew Bridge station. It’s a large place with a large bar area downstairs plus patios on both sides, one overlooking the river. The place was busy but managed to get a seat out on the patio. Very nice it was too. Fuller’s provide the beer and scooped in a new beer, it was well kept and service good. There’s a mix of the cask and keg range including some from Kona too plus the usual bottles. Set up to serve food too which looked decent enough. Nice riverside pub.“
WingmanWillis 1721 days ago
70 /100 27 STRAND-ON-THE-GREEN
“Visited on 30th July 2016. Situated right on the river Thames, opposite Oliver’s Island, this is a little hidden gem of a pub. It’s situated about 10 mins from Gunnersbury and Kew Bridge stations and is along a little narrow riverside lane. The pub has an extensive patio overlooking the Thames and a large single room downstairs plus more upstairs. The beer range has a good mix of cask and keg, Greene King plus guests on the cask beer and Camden Town providing 3 keg beers including the Unfiltered Hells. Prices were good and service decent. It’s a lovely riverside pub, maybe not a must go to Rb destination but certainly one to try if you fancy a stroll along the Thames and a few beers to keep you hydrated.“
WingmanWillis 1721 days ago
84 /100 GRIFFIN BREWERY, CHISWICK LANE SOUTH
“Cool place, the brewing equipment itself wasn’t spectacular to look at but I haven’t been to other breweries so I don’t know how it compares. The best part is that it’s a really old fairly traditional place where they still make all their beer. Plus you can pretty much drink back the full value of your ticket at the bunker bar at the end of the tour -- I drank 5 half pints, but if I felt like it I could have drank more. Only weird thing is that they had a Sierra Nevada Pale tap.. wtf? I can’t imagine going on the tour and then drinking that.. or the cider for that matter.“
digitalviking 1803 days ago
90 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“This is really a great place. As good as I hoped it would be. Great selection of Italian micros which were all new to me. Food looked great. I love Turnham Green.“
DanielBrown 1814 days ago
82 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“really nice addition to the london beer scene. tipopils on draught is a must and the beers from ducato are awesome. burgers pretty swell too. to the peeps banging on about pricing the cost of labour in italy is one of the highest in europe and london is one of the most expensive cities to set up shop in, in the world. cool place“
peyto567 1854 days ago
78 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“3min walk from Turnham Green station in a residential area of Chiswick, alongside some more crafty and foody shops. The place itself is small, cosy feeling, with 6-8 wooden tables, brick walls and the bar at the back. Friendly servers, Italian staff and Italian beers on draft and bottle. 2-3 unusual beers out of the 12 kegged, to keep also a rater busy for some time. Quality of the kegs was really good with several IPA-style beers in shining shape. Mostly beers from Ducato, Birrificio Italiano, Toccalmatto. I found most hop-forward beers to be around £5.5-6 a pint, so not indecent, with more expensive sours/stout and cheaper lagers. Food board looked interesting and well thought through, although I did not try. Please was busy on Saturday night.“
teorn88 1876 days ago
88 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Love this place. Staff really friendly and its got it just right... Yes some beers are expensive but the quality is top notch. If you like odd beers (and who doesn’t?) this is the place to go....“
nickbglen 1880 days ago
72 /100 185 HIGH ROAD,
“Recently refurbished Fuller’s pub, now with a more eclectic and craft-influenced beer range. Usually at least one guest real ale, plus keg and bottled guest beers from the Fuller’s stable, eg. SNPA.“
BeerViking 1888 days ago
98 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Only italian craft beers.. in London.. withfantastic food & good service!!“
B2Beers 1929 days ago
78 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Visited august 2015 with beery friends. Easy to find, very cosy ( but much smaller than I thougth it would be :-) ).. Very friendly staff, lovely selection of italian beers, and the food was lovely as well, worked very well with the italien beers. For sure worth another visit :-)...“
Brugmansia 2055 days ago
64 /100
Lamb (Bar)
9 BARLEY MOW PASSAGE,
“The Lamb is a fairly traditional pub with several different areas and rooms so that it’s much bigger than it looks from the quaint little exterior in Barley Mow Passage. In fact it straddles the whole space through to Chiswick High Road, where there’s a large patio popular with the after work crowd. It feels a bit foody but most people inside were just drinking and watching the tennis from Wimbledon on a roll down screen over the door. It’s no longer a brewpub but has twelve handpumps with a mix of large and small breweries represented plus a few keg taps and bottles. The “beer of the week” was Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale when I visited. (Visited 8 July 2015).“
Boudicca 2059 days ago
78 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“The Italian Job is something a little bit different and I liked it a lot. It’s a small double fronted bar in a row of trendy shops typical of this area. There are bare brick walls, basic furniture and a small patio at the front. Appropriately, with a nod to the film, there’s also an old safe (intact!) and the bar has a late 1960s / early 1970s feel. In fact I wouldn’t have been surprised if a flock of Lambrettas or Vespas had appeared at the door! As the name might suggest, all the beers are Italian and there are around twelve or fourteen on offer. The service was friendly on both occasions I’ve been there. The second time was for Jan’s birthday meal and the food was very good. (Last visited 2 August 2015).“
Boudicca 2059 days ago
84 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“We visited the Italian Job, Chiswick on Saturday 2nd May 2015 with Simon and Jackie. It’s a small bar on a side street (Devonshire Street as I recall) off of the main drag in Chiswick. We caught the bus here from the Draft House in Hammersmith, it was fairly straightforward and deposited us off just a 3 min walk away. Another very simply furnished bar wooden floors, retro style chairs with pale blue metal tubing and wooden slats, these sit down either side with about 4-6 tables either side also offering a central pathway to the bar at the rear which runs to about 3/4 of the width of this place. The bar has about five or six stools, we sat here as it was quite busy when we arrived with most of the tables already taken. It is a small bar and yet it still manages to squeeze in 10 keg and two handpump offerings, with a very good bottled selection also. Loz and I also ordered some food btw the burgers were excellent, damn good! There were plenty of new beers for me, and I have to say, I had some of my favourite beers of the day here, they were great. The staff (all Italian) really knew their stuff and were very helpful, friendly and chatty. It is a very popular bar and deservedly so as it’s really good. We really liked it here and will definitely return.“
Fin 2164 days ago
76 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Not as big as I was expecting, more or less a converted small shop. Not sure if it would have the trade to justify12 lines. Nice to have something different in London.“
sic1314 2197 days ago
88 /100 13 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
“Wow what a nice refreshing place. Nice clean minimal design. Very good selection of beers almost all italian. And the service is impeccable. Very polite attentive staff who can be bothered and seem to like their job. Makes such a nice change to your typical London pub. Viva Italia!“
Jimmythespoon 2198 days ago