News

  • Ealing Park Tavern closes Monday 6 January 2020



    The Ealing Park Tavern has closed. For more information see Ealing Today.

  • William Jolle gains new premises license Monday 16 December 2019



    Quillrise Ltd have been granted a premises license for part of the William Jolle. The company is run by Terry O’Sullivan who is connected with a number of pubs in the Branch including the Misty Moon in Northwood. The pub will be allowed to serve alcohol from 10-midnight daily with noon opening on Sunday. A condition of the license restricts entry after 10pm.

  • Ealing approves new pub Sunday 1 December 2019


    The Laine Pub Company who run the Aeronaut in Acton have been given permission by Ealing Licensing sub-committee to open in the former estate agents at 38-39 The Broadway opposite the Metro Bank (formerly the Town House).. They are allowed to sell alcohol from 10am until midnight (2am Fri & Sat). The planning application includes a cinema in the basement.

  • Friends Tavern applies to extend Carpenters Friday 29 November 2019


    Friends Tavern Ltd ,having bought the freehold of the Carpenters Arms for £1.8million from Greene King, have applied to extend the rear of the pub. The plans show it is likely to reopen as a pub and restaurant.

  • Loads of Hay reopens Saturday 16 November 2019



    The Uxbridge pub has reopened after closure with a much needed refurbishment. The winter opening hours are 3-11 Mon-Thu; 3-Midnight Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun.

  • The Harrow becomes the George Friday 8 November 2019


    The Harrow (former Yate's) in Harrow has undergone another refurbishment and £250k investment. Sadly the real ale range has not improved.

  • End of the Runway Friday 1 November 2019

    The Cowley pub closed during August. Best known to the Branch for charging £6 for two halves of Pride, the pub is once again available for lease from Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken).

  • Crown & Treaty reopening Wednesday 23 October 2019


    The Grade II* listed pub in Uxbridge reopens at 8am on Friday. Charles I held negotiations (the Treaty of Uxbridge) here in 1645. The pub will offer four real ales.

  • Fig Tree closed for refurbishment Monday 21 October 2019


    The Uxbridge pub is due to reopen on the 5th November.

  • Kings Arms Hanwell update Friday 18 October 2019


    The pub is now selling two bag-in-a-box ciders and offers CAMRA members a 10% discount.

  • Owl & The Pussycat presented with Cider Pub of the Year Thursday 17 October 2019


    Branch cider officer Stephen Gilmour presented Paul Nock with the Cider Pub of the Year certificate at the conclusion of a cider tour of Hanwell and West Ealing.

  • Fuller's to open a pub close to Wembley Stadium. Sunday 15 September 2019

    Property company Fuller's Smith & Turner have put in a licensing application to Brent Council for "The Headliner" in one of the new developments on Wembley Park Boulevard. They have requested to open from 8am to 0.30am daily with alcohol sold between 10am and midnight.. The premises will have an outside seating area and a mezzanine level with areas screened off for "private dining".

  • Special cake commissioned to celebrate 30th Festival Saturday 13 July 2019


  • Bear on the Barge reopens Thursday 13 June 2019



    The pub in South Harefield reopened last month after several months of closure. It is understood to be selling one real ale.

  • The Royal to cease selling real ale Wednesday 29 May 2019


    The Harvester on Boston Manor Road is to stop selling real ale from 7 June despite customer objections.

  • New brewery in Perivale Sunday 21 April 2019



    A brewery has opened at Horsenden Farm. The first open day was yesterday. Visit the website https://www.perivale.beer - as it says "There are hardly any pubs in Perivale, and most residential properties have restrictive covenants in the title deeds stating that alcohol can’t be sold. Our mission is to bring amazing beer back to the area. Because of our unique relationship with Ealing Council and the Friends of Horsenden Hill, we hope to make our brewery an iconic new beer destination in London, not out East with everyone else, but West, where we’re needed."

  • The Seven Ball to reopen in June Saturday 20 April 2019



    Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken) are investing £500,000 in the Grade II listed pub. It will be run by Sunny Samani and his sons Reece and Dilan. The pub will retain the original features such as beams, panelling and open fires. A heated outdoor area and a new kitchen will be added. .The pub will offer a range of Indian street food as well as wraps and paninis. There is to be a full cellar refurbishment and it hopes to stock real ales from local breweries.

  • 'A Pint of Hops' opens in Acton on Good Friday Sunday 14 April 2019



    A new specialist craft beer shop comes to 73 Churchfield Road in Acton this Friday. Looks like it will be similar to the Beer Asylum in Pinner with beers sold to take home or drink in. This Friday sees a tap takeover by Lervig beer.

  • Bell reopens Sunday 14 April 2019



    The Bell in Ruislip has reopened following a major refurbishment. It is now called Masala & Coal at the Bell. The website is https://www.masalaandcoal.co/ - please see the Caterer article for more details.

  • Ruislip Beer Festival dates announced Thursday 11 April 2019



    The festival runs from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 2 June.

    See https://ruislipbeerfestival.camra.org.uk/ for more details closer to the time.

  • Young's to convert New Inn to a managed house Tuesday 9 April 2019


    The Ealing pub run by Pascal Comiskey & Sam Malham (MC Bars) for the past 15 years closed on Sunday 7 April. Young's Pubs purchased the freehold several years ago from Enterprise Inns and have now exercised the right to take over the day to day running of the pub from MC Bars. Expect Youngs Bitter & Special when the pub reopens!

  • Farewell Alex Monday 1 April 2019



    Today we bade farewell to our former Branch chairman and festival organiser. Alex Kovacevic passed away on24 March. A Branch member from formation in 1974, Alex was heavily involved in our activities over 45 years. He will be much missed by everyone who knew him. Tributes to Alex can be made at https://alexander-kovacevic.muchloved.com/

  • Fox sold Sunday 17 March 2019


    The Fox in Hanwell has been sold. Sarah, Maggie & Colin's last day will be the 28 March. There will be a leaving do on the 27 March for those who want to say goodbye.

  • Young's buys Village Inn on Pitshanger Lane Wednesday 23 January 2019


    London based pub company Young's has purchased the Redcomb chain of pubs which include the Village Inn. Young’s chief executive Patrick Dardis said: “The acquisition of these pubs represents an excellent opportunity to continue the growth of the Young’s managed estate. They fit very well with our expansion strategy which is focussed on high quality managed houses. These pubs are all in prime locations, where our premium offer will work extremely well.”

  • Hop & Vine / Dodo January closure Wednesday 2 January 2019

    Both micropubs are taking a break. The Dodo reopens on 17 January whilst the Hop & Vine will not reopen until February.

  • Miller's Tap arrives in Uxbridge Saturday 17 November 2018


    The former Slug & Lettuce has reopened following a refurbishment as Miller's Tap. Four real ales are currently available. London Pride, Tribute, Doom Bar and Trelawny. The pub is open everyday from 10am to 11pm (2am Fri & Sat) and offers CAMRA members a 10% discount off real ales.

  • Hugh leaves the Grosvenor Friday 16 November 2018



    The manager of the Grosvenor, Hugh Rowberry, said an emotional farewell to the regulars and bar staff of the Hanwell pub on Friday night. Hugh has run the pub since it reopened in April 2014. He is going to spend some time off before looking for a country pub to run next year.

  • Angel up for auction Thursday 15 November 2018


    The former Fuller's pub at Haye End has been put up for auction less than two months after being purchased by Eastway Estates . The details are here.

  • No.17 arrives in Ealing Saturday 10 November 2018


    The new bar and restaurant opened on 10 November as part of the Dickens Yard development, Despite the promise of real ale and "craft beers" none could be found on opening day!

  • Morris at 80! Wednesday 7 November 2018


    A regular attendee at Branch events and helper on the products stand at Ealing and Twickenham Beer Festivals, Morris Daniels celebrated his 80th birthday today with members of the Branch at the Greenwood Hotel.

  • Questors Grapevine wins again! Thursday 1 November 2018


    The certificate was presented to club chair Jon Webster on 1 November during the 'beer event'!

  • Branch Members lobby MPs Tuesday 30 October 2018



    On 30 October members of West Middlesex CAMRA headed for Parliament to lobby their MPs on beer tax, business rates and the Pub Code.