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 temporarily reopens!
The Ealing Park Tavern closed on the 20th April and reopened a couple of days later! Pub/Restaurant chain ETM Group are understood to be negotiating to lease the pub possibly as a restaurant. The pub is understood to have reopened under temporary management for the Summer.

Moons awards make Wetherspoon News!
The presentations made in October have made a full page article in the new edition of the chain's magazine.

Questors wins again!
The Grapevine Bar of Ealing's theatre once again won the Club of the Year award and in addition was presented with a certificate marking the tenth appearance in the Good Beer Guide.

White Horse romps to victory
The pub narrowly beat the Castle in the Harrow Pub of the Year competition run earlier this year. Pictured are branch chairman Graham Harrison, manager Glen and licensee Alan Carroll. The presentation took place on the 23rd September.

Black Bull converts to real ale
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.

Old Orchard presented with Hillingdon Runner up
An obviously delighted Chloe Turner receiving the award on behalf of the pub in Harefield. The bar now boasts 8 hand pumps, one of which is permanently used for cider.

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!

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.

Hanwell Pub restores real ale
The Duke of York close to the Hanwell clock tower has restored real ale after a number of years absense. A guest ale is being served at 2.80 a pint (2.60 before 7pm weekdays). The landlord has a reasonable selection of national, regional and monthly guests to chose from which he does in conjunction with his customers.

Developers back down over Brushwood
The former Turks Head in Hillingdon was earmarked for flats by developers. However, the planning application has been withdrawn.

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 last year, 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 comment on the application

West Drayton real ale club closes

The Royal British Legion Club in West Drayton closed it November following financial difficulties.

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.

Real ale on the High Street Sweeney's, the sport and music bar on Ruislip High Street has installed a handpump following a recent refurbishment and sells Rebellion IPA for 3.10

Last keg Fuller's pub returns to real ale According to Fuller's the White Hart is the oldest in England (originally built in the 1340's) and now serves London Pride on hand pump.

Local Beer wins Local Festival Weird Beard Black Perle won Beer of the Festival at this years Ealing Beer Festival. Receiving the award are brewers Bryan Spooner and Gregg Irwin taken at the Fox on the 4th September.

Wishing Well Acton stops selling real ale
The Irish sports bar close to East Acton station stopped selling real ale following a change in management.

Coachmans Inn becomes Three Steps
The Cowley pub has undergone a makeover with a new tenant taking over focusing on an extensive menu of reasonably priced food. London Pride was available on a recent visit.

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