Time Out reviewed this pub favourably when it reopened after its last major refurb in 2007: the polished mahogany, soaring colonial-style statues and atmospheric front bar remain. But now it’s pouring beers made on the premises, possibly for the first time in centuries. The shiny tanks and polished pipes of their new brewery are on prominent display in the barn-like bar. This equipment is sizeable enough to suggest it’s more than just window-dressing: the products will be sold in other bars in the same ownership, from Bow to Stroud Green.
Rather than a range of esoteric hop-led liquid experiments, the solid range of beers include Dark Matter London stout, Achtung wheat beer and 2 O’Clock Ordinary best bitter (a lighter lunchtime pint), all costing £3.70 on cask or £4 on keg. Food is rampantly patriotic too, although not backing England – the comfort food here is US style, with fried bar snacks, ribs, and burgers big enough to choke a dragon.
|Venue name:||Dragonfly Brewery at The George & Dragon||Contact:|
183 High St Acton
|Opening hours:||noon-11pm, Mon-Thu; noon-midnight, Fri, Sat.|
|Transport:||Tube: Acton Town/Acton Central Overground|
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Brilliant pub! We had our engagement party here in October. Lovely choice of beers and wines and gorgeous setting with part of the brewery in the bar. We had about 70 guests so had the main front room to ourselves. The food was yummy and reasonably priced. Sam and the rest of the staff were great. Would recommend it for a function or a nice drink/bite to eat. Great venue!
A charming pub with excellent character and features, leading to the modern and stylish bar and brewery at the rear. All of the home-brewed 'Dragonfly' ales are outstanding, well-kept and consistently crisp and flavourful. The food is also excellent, and the Sunday Roasts are particularly outstanding and great value for money. The staff are friendly, attentive and always happy to help you. A superb gem of a pub in an up-and-coming part of west London!