Queen's Head in Cranford to put on beer festival
The pub which held the inaugural meeting of the West Middlesex branch is holding a beer festival over the bank holiday weekend. The festival starts 7.30pm on the Saturday. More details of the 9 beers to follow.
Wetherspoon buys Greenwood Hotel
The Grade II listed pub, closed since 2010, has been purchased by Wetherspoon for around £2million. The pub now boasts 11 en-suite letting rooms in addition to the double height ballroom. The Northolt area has few pubs compared with the rest of Ealing so the reopening of the Greenwood will be most welcome.
Queens Head annouced Branch Pub of the Year
The Uxbridge pub has been named West Middlesex Pub of the Year. Manager Joao Almeida was so pleased he couldn't wait to have a banner produced! Ealing Pub of the Year is the Forester, and Harrow PotY is the Castle. The Club of the Year is unsurprisingly Questors Grapevine Bar. Presentations to follow.
Ealing O'Neills has gone upmarket
The former Firkin pub has been renamed the Drapers Arms in recognition of the buildings history. It has become part of the Castle group of pubs in the M&B estate which include the famous White Horse at Parsons Green and the North Star in Ealing. The pub opened on the 24th April. Guest real ales are between £4.20 and £4.30 a pint!
Dragonfly Brewery now open
The historic George & Dragon reopened to the public on 1 May. Beers available include "2 O'clock ordinary" a 4% best bitter and "Dark Matter" a 4.3% London Stout.
ETP closes again!
The Ealing Park Tavern closed again on the 4th August for a major refurbishment! Pub/Restaurant chain ETM Group will reopen the pub and the initial plans incorporates regular beer festivals!
The South Ruislip pub reopened following a long period of closure in June and real ale was available shortly afterwards. London Pride and Deuchars IPA are regulars and there is a guest ale currently XPA.
100 Lost locals
Click on the above link to display a map of pubs now closed, demolished or converted to other uses.
London Drinker Stockists
You can now pick up a copy of the excelent London Drinker Magazine at even more outlets in the West Middlesex Branch area. Find out where!