News

  • Real Ale and Music Fest at the Castle in Harrow this bank holiday weekend Monday 20 August 2018

  • Case is Altered in Old Redding reopens Sunday 19 August 2018


    According to this article, the pub has reopened after over a year of closure. UPDATE Casks from the Watling Street Beer are available. The official reopening is on Saturday 1 September with a BBQ and live music. All welcome.

  • New Beefeater opens in Hayes Saturday 18 August 2018

    A new beefeater restaurant has opened at Millington Road in Hayes. At this stage it is not known if it follows the chains tradition of having a seperate bar with real ale.

  • Beer & Jazz Festival at the Drayton Court opens today Friday 17 August 2018

  • Heathrow Hotel sells real ale Thursday 9 August 2018

    There are may hotels in the Heathrow area, but very few (if any) have been known to sell real ale. However a handpump has been spotted at the Crowne Plaza Heathrow on Stockley Road and was recently selling a beer from Windsor & Eton. It is only available in O'Driscolls which is the small bar which can be found down a corridor past the main bar. The bar has limited opening hours. See the WhatPub entry here.

  • Duke of York in Hanwell reopens Tuesday 7 August 2018



    But sadly they have removed the handpump!

  • Reopening of William Jolle takes one step closer Monday 6 August 2018


    The premises license was granted at hearing held at the civic centre in Uxbridge on 24 July. The premises are now licensed to sell alcohol daily from 9am until midnight (1am Fri & Sat).

  • FoT Pub for lease from Savills Wednesday 1 August 2018


    The Load of Hay is apparently being marketed by Savills although at the time of writing you won't be able to find it on their website. Give 'em a ring if you want to take on the lease.

  • Arens to take on Six Bells Thursday 19 July 2018

    Closed since 2013, Arens Management has taken on the freehold of the Six Bells in Ruislip. A planning application has been submitted to restore the listed building with a new extension to increase dining capacity. It plans to operate as a restaurant / cocktail bar very much like the Woodman in Eastcote which they also run.

  • Demolition starts at Walnut Tree Wednesday 18 July 2018



    The former Fuller's pub closed at the end of April. It will be replaced by a two and a half storey block containing 9 self-contained flats leaving no real ale establishments in the vicinity.

  • Portobello at the George & Dragon Launched Wednesday 27 June 2018


    Portobello has joined forces with Remarkable Pubs. Beers brewed in the pub will be available across the Remarkable estate which will soon be up to 15 pubs.

  • Ruislip Beer Festival now on Thursday 31 May 2018
  • 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.