Way Out West: Daytime Crawl of Ealing and Brentford


Saturday 25 February 2012.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Ealing and Brentford

1. The Drayton court Hotel

Arrive: 12.00 Noon.

Address: The Drayton Court Hotel, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH.

Real ales: Fullers Bengal Lancer, Chiswick, Discovery, ESB, London Porter and London Pride are usually available here.

Read about The Drayton Court Hotel

It is intended to use this pub as the lunch stop (British food is served all day) but, if you prefer, you can leave this pub early and eat at the next pub on the crawl which serves Thai food from 12 noon until 3pm or wait until you reach the third pub on the crawl which serves British food all day.

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk to the end of Castle Hill Parade. Cross over Castle Hill Parade and walk to bus stop B (called West Ealing Station). Catch an E7 or E11 bus to the next stop (stop F, called Drayton Green). Alight from the bus and continue down Drayton Green Road to the junction with Uxbridge Road. Cross over Uxbridge Road to Northfield Avenue and walk down Northfield Avenue to bus stop H (called The Lido). Catch an E2 or E3 bus to the stop called Hessel Road. Alight from the bus and turn right to cross Northfield Avenue at the zebra crossing. Turn right and then left into Seaford Road and cross over Leighton Road to

2. The Forester

Arrive: 1.45 PM.

Address: The Forester, 2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, W13 9EP.

Real ales: Gales HSB, Greene King IPA, Sambrooks Junction, Sharps Doom Bar and Youngs London Gold are usually available here.

Read about The Forester

Direction to next pub: Retrace your steps to the bus stop and catch an E3 bus to the stop called South Ealing Road. Alight from the bus, continue down Little Ealing Lane and cross over Little Ealing Lane and South Ealing Road to the bus stop. Catch a 65 bus to the next stop (called Darwin Road). Alight from the bus and cross over South Ealing Road to

3. The Ealing Park Tavern

Arrive: 2.45 PM.

Address: The Ealing Park Tavern, 222 South Ealing Road, Ealing, W5 4RL.

Real ales: Courage Best and Greene King London Glory are usually served here.

Read about The Ealing Park Tavern

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over South Ealing Road and walk to the bus stop. Catch a 65 bus to the stop called Albany Road. Alight from the bus and continue down Ealing Road to the junction with Brentford High Street. Cross over Brentford High Street, turn right and walk along Brentford High Street to the junction with Ferry Lane. Walk down Ferry Lane to

4. The Watermans Arms

Arrive: 4.00 PM.

Address: The Watermans Arms, 1 Ferry Lane, Brentford, TW8 0AW.

Real ales: Greene King Abbot and IPA plus a guest beer are usually served here.

Read about The Watermans Arms

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Brentford High Street, turn left and continue along Brentford High Street to the junction with Catherine Wheel Road. Turn left into Catherine Wheel Road and continue down Catherine Wheel Road to

5. The Brewery Tap

Arrive: 4.30 PM.

Address: The Brewery Tap, 47 Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford, TW8 8BD.

Real ales: Fullers Bengal Lancer, Chiswick, London Pride, Gales Seafarers and a seasonal ale are usually served here.

Read about The Brewery Tap

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn left and left again and continue until you reach the rear of an alleyway. Turn right into the alleyway and enter

6. The Magpie & Crown

Arrive: 5.15 PM.

Address: The Magpie & Crown, 128 High Street, Brentford, TW8 8EW.

Real ales: About six real ales and two real ciders are usually served here.

Read about The Magpie & Crown

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Brentford High Street and catch a 237 or 267 bus to the stop called Kew Bridge Station and walk to

7. The Express Tavern

Arrive: 6.30 PM.

Address: The Express Tavern, 56 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, TW8 0EW.

Real ales: Bass bitter and one or two other beers are usually available here.

Read about The Express Tavern

If you are interested, there are at least three more Nowell Parr pubs in Brentford although little remains of their interiors. They include the Pottery Arms, 25 Clayponds Lane, TW8 0BN (sadly closed at present); the Princess Royal, 107 Ealing Road, TW8 0LF; and the Beehive, 227 Brentford High Street, TW8 0JG.

The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.