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Posted: Mon Jul 18 2011
A pledge chalked up in the corridor of this comfortably trendy spot gives the first names of the bar staff, the promise of good drinks in a friendly atmosphere, and the assurance that your food will arrive in 15 minutes. Sunlight floods the large main bar through picture windows, falling on scuffed wooden tables and mismatched sofas.
The selection of beer taps on the bar counter is impressive: Sierra Nevada, Kozel, Kirin Ichiban, Franziskaner; meanwhile, Spitfire, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Sambrook’s Wandle and Butcombe’s Old Vic Porter are the four handpumped British ales. Behind the bar await many of your favourite Belgian and continental brews by the bottle. As for the food, the Drayton is big on snacks, burgers and Sunday roasts.
What's on at Drayton Arms
Fringe, Drama, Shakespeare
Clatterhouse theatre stages Shakespeare's tricky play about race and jealousy but set it in Casino Venice where Othello the general manager marries new performer Desdemona. Iago is a croupier from the casino floor. Intriguing.
Erstwhile Evening Standard theatre critic Nicholas de Jongh's new play receives its world premiere as part of Gene David Kirk's first season as artistic director of west London's Drayton Arms. 'The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca' follows the final days...