News Archive 2010


Planning permission was granted in October to convert Desi Dons (formally Bootsy Brogans in North Wembley) to a Tesco. The premises were believed to be closed prior to the application. (29 Nov)


The Spinning Wheel on Northfield Avenue has closed. It will reopen as a Sainsburys Supermarket. Although permission is not needed to convert from a Public House (A4) to a Shop (A1), planning permission was granted last week for a new shop front and ATM installation. (29 Nov)


The Stonegate Pub company is now running the Coach & Horse in Ickenham and the Metropolitan in Uxbridge, These are the only two pubs out of 333 sold by M&B in the West Middlesex area. (21 Nov)


The freehold of the Swan in Uxbridge is now for sale. (21 Nov)


The Town House in Ealing will become a bank if this planning application is passed. (30 Oct)


The Kings Arms in Hayes has been bought for re-development. The pub is now boarded up (30 Oct)


Greene King reopened Finnegan's Wake as the Grove on 11 October. 3 real ales are available - GK IPA, OSH and a guest. (30 Oct)


Real Ale returned to Perivale on 11 October when Real Ale was installed in the Myllet Arms - GK IPA and Directors currently available (30 Oct)


The Laurels on Ruislip High Street is now serving Rebellion beers in Keggies - they hope to install a handpump soon. (19 Sep)


Tiger Grill, formally the Hambro Arms, reopened earlier this week. There are currently no reports if it has real ale or not. (17 Sep)


The closed Blue Anchor in Hayes caught fire on Wednesday - more details on the Uxbridge Gazette website. (17 Sep)


The Cowley Brick in Uxbridge is now boarded up. Rumour has it that it will be converted to residential. (17 Sep)


The Angel in Hayes End is expanding it's range. Chiswick is now available along with Pride. Seasonal beers will also be avalable in the future once more handpumps have been installed. Bottled Brewer's Reserve No.2 will also be available. (12 Sep)


The Carpenters Arms in Hayes End is now serving Greene King beers regularly. Abbott was available during the week. (12 Sep)


The Wishing Well in Hayes End is now serving a Green King beer such as Ruddles Best. (12 Sep)


The Swan in Harefield has been boarded up following the tenant "walking away from the pub". The establishment was to have a license review shortly following the discovery of cannabis plants on the premises. (3 Sep)


Greene King have closed Finnegans Wake for a major refurbishment and another change of name - The Grove is planned to open on the 11th October. (23 Aug)


The London Brewers Alliance (Brodie’s, Camden Town Brewery, Fullers, The Ha’Penny Brewing Company, The Kernal Brewery, Meantime and Redemption Brewery) have worked together to develop a special beer for a showcase event at Brew Wharf on 17 September. Over three thousand pints of ‘London Brewers Porter’ will be made available at outlets across London. It will be a modern take on the historic dark beer style, which originated in 19th century London, blending classic English and American hops bringing citrus notes to the porter’s classic chocolate aromas. More brews expected for later in the year and 2011. (23 Aug)


The remains of the Matrix in South Harrow have now been demolished. (10 Aug)


The Waters Edge at Ruislip Lido was recently closed by M&B following the discovery of an infestation of rats. The pub should now have reopened following the company spending £20,000 on pest control. (10 Aug)


Hillingdon Council have refused planning permission to convert the former Fuller's pub The Oak Tree into a supermarket. (9 Aug)


The Wishing Well on the Uxbridge Road in Hayes has reintroduced real ale with the installation of a handpump.A rotating Greene King ale is usually available. (1 Aug)


The freeholds of the Gardeners Arms in Uxbridge and the Kings Arms in Hayes are for sale. Agents New Ballerino are offering both properties as prime for 'alternative use'. Greene King are also selling the Militia Canteen in Uxbridge. It looks like the Cowley Brick was sold to the current tenant. Leases currently available are the Coachmans Inn (Cowley), the Grange (Hayes) and the Spinning Wheel (Northfields). The following Fuller's pubs are also available for lease: Angel (Hayes End), Crown (Colham Green), Paddington Packet Boat (Cowley), White hart (Hanwell/Greenford borders), White Hart (Yeading). (26 July)


The Red Lion Beer Festival takes place until 31st July in the garden of the Ealing Pub. (26 July)


McGowans close to Kenton Station has reopened as Babylon Palace, a Mediterranean restaraunt (26 July)


The Havelock Arms in Southall is reported as closed. Ladbrooks have got planning permission to convert the front bar into a betting shop. The back bar may remain as a pub. (17 July)


The Three Horseshoes in Southall is repoted closed at the moment. The pub is seeking a new license to sell alcohol from 7am till Midnight (1pm Friday/Saturday) (17 July)


The Grand Junction Arms in Southall has now re-installed real ale and is serving Sharps Doom Bar and Courage Best. (12 July)


The Hillingdon Arms is closed "until further notice" (4 July)


The Star in Hillingdon is boarded up. (23 June)


McGowans on Kenton Road close to Kenton Station has closed. (20 June)


Wetherspoons was fined a total of £7100 for failing to appoint a new Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) when the previous manager left the Moon and Sixpence in Hatch End. It is not known for which period this covers. (20 June)


Hillingdon Council have rejected an application to reopen the Hambro Arms as Tiger Bar and Grill. The Bar has submitted a new application reducing the hours to midnight (1am Fri/Sat). (20 June)


The Laurels opposite The Weald Stone Inn (formally The Red Lion) is now serving real ale. Greene King IPA is available permanently whilst a weekly guest from the same brewery is also usually on offer. (20 June)


Papa J's formally The Royal Oak in Wealdstone has been renamed White Mughals. The handpumps are now unused. (20 June)


Durga Lounge, a restaurant & bar, close to Wembley Park Tube station is now the Piri Piri Sports Bar - no real ale. (20 June)


The Torch in Wembley has put on a guest beer - currently Bombardier. (20 June)


The Greenwood on the Greenford/Northolt border is reported to be boarded up and builders having moved in following the sale of the freehold. The pub was listed in 2009. Ealing Council are said to be checking to ensure no work is carried out without planning permission and/or listed building consent. (16 June)


The Sir Michael Balcon in Ealing is currently offering guests from the Dorking Brewery and/or Hogs Back. (6 June)


Ashby's in West Ealing has increased it's range of beer by installing another handpump. Bombardier is currently available in addition to Wadworth 6X. (2 June)


Both the North Star in Ealing and the Station House in Acton are having cider festivals at the moment, available on handpump, bottles and, err, keg. (30 May)


Finnegans Wake in Ealing has been bought by Greene King. SIBA DDS beers have replaced by GK IPA and Old Speckled Hen. Greene King have sold The Green in Ealing and it will reopen as a Cote Restaurant. (30 May)


Confirmation that the Old Rockingham is being demolished.


The Grand Junction Arms in Southall is to reinstate real ale in the next few weeks! (28 May)


The new licensee of the White Bear in Ruislip has committed to selling two real ales - London Pride and a rotating guest. (28 May)


Barracuda has sold the freehold of the Eclipse in South Harrow to Charlotte Cantillon, stepdaughter of Terry O’Sullivan, the owner of the Misty Moon Group. She plans to rename the pub The Shaftesbury and re-open the business on 28th May after a refurbishment. (21 May)


The Six Bells in West Drayton is now selling real ale - Wychwood Hobgoblin has been available in the last couple of weeks. (19 May)


A user of the "Beer in the Evening" website has reported the demolition of the Old Rockingham Arms in Uxbridge. (19 May)


Fizz pub The Black George on the Uxbridge Road in West Ealing has been fined £3,193 for dumping waste on the pavement. (19 May)


The White Horse in Harefield has now closed with most of the fixtures removed. It looks like it will now be converted to residential accommodation. (4 May)


Emeralds on the Greenford Road is now Gerry Mac's. (22 Apr)


The Victory in Pinner is to become an Italian restaurant according to the Observer. Punch Taverns have secured a long-term agreement with Ask Restaurants, which plan to rebrand the pub, which has been closed since April 2009, under its Zizzi name. (22 Apr)


There are reports that one of the oldest pubs in the branch, the White Horse in Harefield, may be converted into a private house. (22 Apr)


'Base' in Uxbridge (formally The Contintental) has reopened as Rendezvous following a management change. According to the Gazette "It will be a classy late night bar, serving food throughout the day and we will be having various events throughout the week. It will be an over 23s bar for the evenings and we are aiming for a mixed clientele." (22 Apr)


The Hambro Arms is to reopen as a bar and grill to be known simply as the Hambro. They have applied to sell alcohol from 10.30am to 2am everyday (half an hour earlier on Sunday). (22 Apr)


The St James at Cowley has introduced real ale with Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Courage Best. (22 Apr)


The Prince Albert close to Hillingdon Hospital has ceased selling real ale. (22 Apr)


The Belverdere in Acton has reduce the price of the Bombardier to £1.95. (13 Apr)


The Metropolitan in Uxbridge is offering punters the choice of selecting the guest beer they will be serving in May. (1 Apr)


The White Bear in Ruislip has now reopened with some new furniture and a few repairs have been carried out. The White Horse in Harefield reopened in February. (1 Apr)


Ryans in Hanwell has reopened following the arrival of the licensees from the Royal Victoria down the road. Needless to say that pub is now closed! The Coachmans Inn on Cowley High Street has also reopened. The White Bear in Ruislip has closed (see update above). (21 Mar)


The former licensee of the Star in Hillingdon was fined £16,000 for serious breaches of fire safety. Bhupinder Singh Mann admitted 16 contraventions and was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday 26th February. (1 Mar)


The Lord Allenby on the Southall/Greenford border is now closed. (27 Feb)


The Roundhouse Tavern at Brent Valley Golf Club is closer to reopening as it completes a major refurbishment following the arson attack last Autumn. Mytime Active who manage the club on behalf of Ealing Council have applied to sell alcohol from 9am till 11.30pm every day except Sunday when time will be called at the traditional 10.30pm. (27 Feb)


The King's Head in Acton has reopened with new landlords Tom Bowen-Perkins and Charles Baker. The Fullers pub is now offering Gales Swing Low in addition to Pride and ESB. The bar has been refurbished and you can enjoy your beers by candlelight with a new Italian menu. (9 Feb)


The White Horse in Harefield is reported as having been closed for the last nine days (7 Feb)


The Goodwill to All on Headstone Lane has closed as the pub does not have a designated premises supervisor (DPS). The appeal by owner Terry O'Sullivan to allow him to demolish the pub will be heard next Thursday. (4 Feb)


Residents close to the former Red Lion pub in Hanwell have complained to Ealing Council that the pub has been converted to a plant hire business without planning permission. Plans had been put to the council to rebuild the pub as a community centre. (4 Feb)


The Duck in the Pond pub in Kenton was fined £20,000 for six offences under food hygiene regulations discovered by inspectors last June. Since then M&B have spent £30,000 on a deep clean for the Ember Inn and the pub had a new manager installed. (4 Feb)


Fizz pub The Hillingdon Arms had to pay a total of £2,210 for playing loud music that was a nuisance to neighbours after being prosecuted by the council's Environment and Consumer Protection department. (4 Feb)


Thieves stole lead from the roof of The Crown in Colham Green on Monday 25th January. The crime was apparently committed between 7pm and 8.45pm. (4 Feb)


The Coachmans Inn on Cowley High Street has closed "until futher notice" (4 Feb)


Both the Heath Tavern (Hillingdon) and the Six Bells (West Drayton) have reopened. Baroque in West Ealing has closed and is looking for a new tenant. (30 January)


The freehold of the Libertaire (ex Captain Cook amongst others) on Acton High Street is currently for sale. The venue is also believed to be closed. (30 January)


The Station House, formally the Churchfield and previously the booking hall of Acton Central Station has recently increased the number of real ales to 3. Pride, Doom Bar and Adnams Bitter are usually available. (30 January)


The Kings Head on Acton High Street is currently closed for "refurbishment". It is believed that a new tenant will take over. (30 January)


The Belvedere also on Acton High Street has re-introduced real ale and is selling Bombardier at £2.35 a pint. (30 January)


There has been a number of pubs re-introducing real ale recently. Yates on Station Road in Harrow now offers Yate's Best (brewed by Wells & Youngs) for £1.59 a pint and Bombardier for £1.79. Bombardier is also included in various meal deals. The Letchford Arms on Headstone Lane is offering a rotating guest that maybe Pride, Bombardier or something else. You may even have to guess what it is! The Slug & Lettuce on Uxbridge High Street is serving up Bombardier at £2.04 a pint (nearly £1 cheaper than the fizz). The Fairway at Ruislip Golf Course serves Pride, but you may have to wander into the restaurant bar to find it. Previously unreported is the Grims Dyke Hotel, Old Redding, selling IPA in their library bar at the eye watering £3.80 a pint or £2 for a half. (21 January)


The Ealing Today website reports thats Chandlers opposite Ealing Broadway Station has closed. A notice on the pub says it has closed for refurbishment, and Faucet Inns have removed the bar from their website.. The Lord Hill in Uxbridge appears to have closed as well. (21 January)


R&H branch are reporting Steve Bolton will leave the Magpie & Crown on Monday. (9 January)


Ryans Bar in Hanwell closes today. (9 January)


The Greyhound in Wembley now opens at 3pm. Real ale no longer available until trade picks up. (9 January)


The freehold of the Cowley Brick in Uxbridge is still for sale, reduced to £325,000. The Lamb in Norwood Green is now for sale @ £275,000 + VAT, and the Hambro Arms on Dawley Road in Hayes is under offer. (1 January)

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