George & Dragon

183 High Street,
W3 9DJ

Although this pub is not on the London Regional Inventory, it is a Grade II listed building. It was comprehensively refurbished in 2006 but it retains an olde worlde panelled interior plus some imported features such as the stone Tudor fireplace. The exuberant painted mural in the dining room at the rear is a wonderful hommage to Henri “Douanier” Rousseau. The listing description is as follows: “Two distinct periods. To left, later C18, 3 storeys and 3 bays with a single blank window to centre bay at first floor. Sashed windows and painted brick front. Ground storey. Good Edwardian public house front. To right, C17 timber frame with stucco front and slate roof. Two bays. Two storeys. Left band, carriage entrance under bay window. Right hand, modern shop at ground storey level. The origins of the building are clear from the rear with jettying and some C18 sash windows. Interior largely altered but has an apparently C18 staircase with turned balusters and closed string.”

The George featured on the Style, Substance and E Numbers: Daytime Crawl of Greenford, West Ealing, Acton and Chiswick in February 2009.