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.

Clubs selling real ale in West Middlesex

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!

New Beers at Kingsfield Arms
The Harrow pub will be offering Wadsworth 6X and Hook Norton's Old Hooky as its guest ales. These are in addition to the regularly available Greene King IPA and Morland Old Golden Hen. The pub also has a loyalty card scheme that entitles regular customers to a free drink (pint, small wine or single measure of spirit) for every ten that they buy.

Harrow Pub of the Year presentation
The pub of the Year for the Harrow area was presented to manager John McKay on 14th July. Earlier John Keeling gave a "15 minute" talk on Fuller's beers!

Council agrees Mill Hill planning application

The Acton pub has been given the death knell by members of Ealing Council's planning committee. They agreed that the pub could be converted to flats with houses built in the garden at a meeting in June 2014.

Grosvenor reopens
The 1904 pub on the Hanwell/West Ealing border was bought by Food and Fuel in November and has undergone a major refurbishment. On opening night Weird Beard Mariana Trench, Trumans Swift & runner and Doom Bar were available.

Greyhound to reopen? The Wembley pub has been closed for a year. The owners, Star Pubs and Bars, website says the pubs has now been let subject to contract.

Prince Albert Closed

The pub has been closed since February. No reason has been given.

Letchford latest target for developers The pub on Headstone Lane, which was closed following a license review in 2012, will be demolished and replaced with flats if developers have thier way. Visit the Harrow Council planning search page and enter P/3882/13 to view the application. Although it was turned down by the council, the developer has appealed to the planning inspectorate.

Rayners up for sale (again) The freehold of the 1937 pub once owned by Truman's brewery is up for sale with an asking price of 1.8 million. The pub is offered with 11 rooms upstairs and has been fully refurbished. It is being marketed for alternative use including restautant or banqueting.

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