- Ruislip Beer Festival now on
Thursday 31 May 2018
More details at https://www.ruislipbeerfestival.camra.org.uk/
- Branch visit to Denham and Harefield
Monday 28 May 2018
The Branch social ended today at the Old Orchard in Harefield. The view is probably the best from any pub in our area.
- Chris Bruton RIP
Friday 18 May 2018
Former CAMRA national chairman and West Middlesex Branch Treasurer has passed away.
- Hop & Vine presented with Hillingdon PotY!
Wednesday 16 May 2018
A fun evening was had by all with Morris Men performing in the pub garden and deputy mayor Cllr David Yarrow presenting the certificate to Em and Rick.
- Ealing Beer Festival - New Website Launched Saturday 12 May 2018
- Branch visits the Chilterns!
Saturday 5 May 2018
Seven members of the West Middlesex Branch (including photographer James Bell) visited a number of pubs at Naphill, Lacey Green and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. Well done to Paw for cycling all the way there and back!
- Jim Herdman RIP
Friday 4 May 2018
Our former beer orderer, pubs officer, and magazine editor passed away on 5 March. His funeral took place on 4 May.
- Harrow Pub of the Year presented to Beer Asylum
Tuesday 1 May 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar, presented the certificate to Jason Carroll, owner of the Beer Asylum in Pinner. Jason had only the previous week been presented with the Best Small Bar award in the "Best Bar None" Harrow awards. The bar and bottle shop stocks a wide range of beers from London and afar. On the evening of the presentation we had Paradigm Best Bitter. A big thank you to Jason for providing the sandwiches and crisps to soak up the beer!
- Prince of Wales reinstates real ale
Monday 30 April 2018
The Hanwell pub has recently undergone a refurbishment and is now part of the Craft Union Pub Company, a division of EI Group (previously know as Enterprise Inns). On reopening Doom Bar and Timothy Taylor Landlord was available.
- Ealing Beer Festival Trip to Tiny Rebel
Saturday 28 April 2018
The brewery trip for volunteers of our 2017 festival was to Tiny Rebel in South Wales. Following a tour round the brewery, a couple of hours were spent in the pubs of Newport before returning back to Ealing.
- White House now shut!!
Monday 16 April 2018
The Stockley Park Wetherspoons closed on Sunday 15 April. A Travelodge is planned for the site.
- Five Points presented with Beer of the Festival
Monday 9 April 2018
Festival Organiser Ben Hart presented the award to Five Points Brewery for their Five Points Pale Ale voted for by visitors at our 28th Ealing Beer Festival last July.
- Dodo Pub of the Year
Thursday 5 April 2018
The Dodo Micropub in Hanwell was presented with both Branch and Borough Pub of the Year certificates by the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Simon Woodroofe. Owner Lucy Do was congratulated on winning the awards and supporting not only breweries across London but nationwide. Beers on that evening including Weird Beard, Kew, Five Points, Oakham and Tiny Rebel.
- Fox & Goose closes for refurbishment
Monday 2 April 2018
The bar and functions rooms are closed until May. The hotel remains open.
- Ealing Red Lion for sale
Tuesday 27 March 2018
The remainder of the current lease on the Red Lion on St Marys Road in Ealing has been put on the market. Download Red Lion sales pack here.
- Greystoke Beer Festival
Monday 26 March 2018
The Greystoke opposite North Ealing station has a beer festival planned around St George's Day. More details when we get them!
- Pub News
Sunday 25 March 2018
It is understood the Load of Hay in Uxbridge has closed. It is hoped that it will reopen as a pub.
Perivale Farm has reverted to the Myllet Arms.
The carvery remains (with reduced hours). Back are pool and darts, Sky & BT Sports in the "Sports Bar" along with a quiz night on Tuesdays (7-9pm) and occasional live music. The ice cream parlour appears to have melted. There are now two banks of three handpumps on either side of the bar serving IPA, Abbot and a changing beer from Twickenham Fine Ales. To learn more about the history and architecture of the pub, you can download the chapter on the Myllet Arms - part of the The Urban and Suburban Public House in Inter-War England 1918-1939 published by Historic England.
- Meet the Brewer sessions @ Wetherspoons
Saturday 3 March 2018
Twickenham - The New Moon, Kenton - Thurs 8th March @ 8pm
Sambrook's - Moon on the Hill - Fri 9th March @ 4pm
Sambrook's - Moon and Sixpence - Fri 9th March @ 6pm
Sambrook's - Village Inn - Fri 9th March @ 8pm
Windsor & Eton - JJ Moons, Wembley - Fri 9th March @ 6pm
Windsor & Eton - Greenwood Hotel - Fri 9th March @ 8pm
- Fuller's buys Dark Star
Tuesday 20 February 2018
The London brewery and pub company has bought 100% of the shares in the Sussex Brewery which will continue to operate at Dark Star’s Partridge Green site as a standalone business.
MD James Cuthbertson said: “Since our inception in 1994, we have continuously grown from those early days in The Evening Star Pub in Brighton to the current brewery in Partridge Green. The partnership with Fuller’s, another independent brewery with fantastic heritage and great beer at its very core, will allow us to take the brewery to the next level. The deal means we will continue to do what we do, but gives us huge opportunities to brew more one-off small batch beers hand-in-hand with exploring the export market and expanded bottle and can formats.”
Simon Dodd, Managing Director of The Fuller’s Beer Company, said: “Following on from the success we have had with our acquisition of Cornish Orchards, we have been looking at similar opportunities to invest in and work with young, exciting companies that have a similar ethos and commitment to quality as Fuller’s. Following discussions with James and the team at Dark Star, we could see that we could add real benefit to the Dark Star business and it provides a great new range of delicious cask beers that will enhance the Fuller’s portfolio.
“Both Fuller’s and Dark Star are brewers with quality and taste at their heart. I just can’t wait to see how Dark Star innovates further with the support of Fuller’s and access to our expertise in brewing, retailing and business elements such as finance, purchasing and IT systems.”
- Coach & Horses closes for refurbishment
Sunday 18 February 2018
The Ickenham pub closes today reopening on Friday 9th March.
- Vote for the Borough Pub of the Year Friday 16 February 2018
- Change of opening hours at the OaP
Tuesday 13 February 2018
The Owl & Pussycat Micropub and brewery has changed opening hours. Weekdays remain the same (4-10) but Friday & Saturdays are now 1-10.30 and the premises are now closed on Sundays.
- Southwark presented with award for Bankside Blonde
Friday 9 February 2018
Festival organiser Ben Hart presented the certificate to head brewer Stuart Brown on his final day with Southwark Brewing. Also pictured is the brewery founder Peter Jackson. The beer can generally found at the Hole in the Wall close to Waterloo Station.
- Five Tuns at Heathrow closes for rebrand
Friday 2 February 2018
The Terminal 5 pub was taken over last year by the Casual Dining Group (CDG) after winning a competitive tender process. The pub is to be renamed the George.
- London Beer Festival at the Red Lion & Pineapple
Friday 2 February 2018
Big thanks to the Red Lion & Pineapple for hosting us last night and providing some food.
- Real Ale returns to Northwood Hills
Monday 29 January 2018
Two months after opening, just spotted the Locker Room at 29-31 Joel Street close to Northwood Hills station was selling two Sharp's Beers when it opened. Any reports that it is still selling cask beer would be helpful!
- Dodo celebrates 1st birthday
Saturday 27 January 2018
Get down to the Dodo!
- Paddington Packet Boat sold
Friday 26 January 2018
It was discovered at our social last night the Paddington Packet Boat has been sold by Fuller's. The pub has a great community feel with regular live music events and ESB at a reasonable £3.90 a pint compared with the Fuller's managed estate.
We also took the opportunity to pop into the Three Steps and noticed they had been selling Rebellion IPA for the past six months.
A warning for those visiting the Runway - Pride is sold at £4.50 a pint, £3 a half!!!.
- February / March London Drinker Magazine now available
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Can be downloaded here..
Thankfully Perivale Farm has returned to stocking Twickenham Beers. Naked Ladies spotted!
- Meet The Brewer with Enefeld brewery
Tuesday 23 January 2018
The Moon on the Hill is having a Meet The Brewer with Enefeld brewery on Tuesday 30 January at around 7pm. All welcome.
- Ealing guest beers
Thursday 18 January 2018
A walk over to Ealing on Thursday evening revealed a varied range of guest beers. Sadly no Twickenham at Perivale Farm but the less than glorious London Glory. The Duke of Kent still thinks it is Christmas serving Holly Bush, whilst the Wheatsheaf had Damson Porter. The North Star went north of the border with Inveralmond brewery Thai PA and Pride of the Valley brewed by Itchen Valley Brewery. The Drapers Arms still had the Christmas theme with Thornbridge Wild Holly, whilst The Sir Michael Balcon entertained with Hogs Back HBB, Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter, Caledonian Edinburgh Castle Ale and Wolf Granny Wouldn't Like It. The Grove offered Southwark Potters' Field Porter, Hogs Back TEA and Surrey Nirvana, Twickenham Naked Ladies and Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter. Questors premiered Truman's Tail Feather,
- Happy Hour at the Railway Hotel
Wednesday 17 January 2018
During the Greenford crawl tonight it was discovered the Railway Hotel has a happy hour weekdays between 8pm and 11pm - 2 pints of Greene King IPA for £2.39. Members also enjoyed the Pride & ESB at the Black Horse (pictured below) - the ESB is £3.64 with the CAMRA discount.
- Weird Beard presented with Ealing Beer Festival Silver Award
Monday 15 January 2018
Weird Beard Follow the Worms was voted Silver at last Summer's Ealing Beer Festival. Festival Organiser Ben Hart hands over the certificate to Natasha from the brewery during a presentation evening held at the King's Arms in Hanwell.
- Theakston's Hogshead Bitter will be available at the Black Bull Ruislip
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Local member Derek Evans has informed us that this rarely found beer will be available at the Black Bull, South Ruislip, from tomorrow. The pub is also selling London Pride and Hobgoblin.