Ealing O'Neills to go upmarket
The former Firkin pub will be renamed the Drapers Arms in recognition of the buildings history. It will 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. Given other pubs in the group there is likely to be at least five real ales on offer.
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.
Fox presented with Pub of the Year 4 years running
The ceremony took place on the 4 September. Pictured with Colin Chalmers and Graham Harrison is Georgia.
George & Dragon to become Brew Pub
The historic pub will see a brewery installed in the art nouveau back bar. Beer will be sold across the bar along with at other Remarkable Restaurants. It is understood that a brewer has already been appointed.
New lease of life for dead pub?
The Industry in Yeading could be undergoing a revolution if a new planning application is passed. A new restaurant extension would be built converting this run down establishment into a new bar and restaurant. Comments on the application are required by the 18 July.
Crown goes back in time & restores real ale
The pub on the corner of Lansbury Drive and the Uxbridge Road has gone under more names than defendants at the county court opposite. The latest incarnation is Ye Olde Crowne chosen by new guvernor Gary Gilchrist from suggestions by customers of his other pub the Brook House which is close by. Real ale has been reinstated and is Pride and Caledonian Flying Scotsman with a guest beer. The pub has had a major refurbishment and the highlights are the cosy brick fireplaces.
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!
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.
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
Forester receives two awards The popular West Ealing pub received two awards on the 18th September in recognition of the wider range of beer being sold at the pub compared with 2011 and also being a runner up in the Ealing Pub of the year competition.
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.
George IV site to become flats? The Pinner landmark has been demolished as Croft Partners ended 277 years of a pub being on the site.
George Orwell reopened as Bootlaces The Hayes pub reopened on the 9th of May and was selling 2 guest ales.
Rebellion for Prince Albert
The Rebellion brewery in Marlow has helped the Prince Albert Free House reinstate real ale by using a mixture of pins and the breweries 22 pint mini barrel system to build up trade. Now 2 firkins a week are sold the landlord is considering installing a second handpump.
Doom Bar for the Wishing Well Acton
The Irish sports bar close to East Acton station is now serving Doom Bar.
Coachmans Inn becomes Young Brunel
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.
Recent convert to real ale at risk
The Mill Hill in Acton has been sold by Orchid pubs. It is understood developers want to demolish the 1886 pub and build flats. The pub closed before the end of March.
Tell us anything you may have heard about pubs in the West Middlesex area. We need to know about change of ownership, hours, beer range or licensee.
Subscribe to the Mailing List
Click on the above link to either receive regular mailings about beer festivals, brewery trips, pub news and events within the branch