ETP to reopen in December
The Ealing Park Tavern closed again on the 4th August for a major refurbishment but is due to reopen in November run by Pub/Restaurant chain ETM Group . Initial plans incorporates a brewery and regular beer festivals!
Queen's Head crowned Pub of the Year
The Uxbridge pub was presented with the West Middlesex Branch Pub of the Year award. Manager Joao Almeida was also given a special award to promoting real ale whilst a third award was presented to acknowledge the improved range of beers.
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. A planning application was submitted in October 2014 to make changes to the Grade II listed building.
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.
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!