Don’t be put off by the Castle Greyskull-like exterior or the faintly eerie pub sign: this is one of the warmest and most likeable pub interiors in west London. It’s huge but cosy, a feat achieved by dint of a fire (in winter only, of course), soft woody colours and pleasing carpets.
During the day, kids are made to feel especially welcome to the point where staff will even host birthday parties for them. If you take your drink to the small slice of terrace at the back, the one with the contemporary furniture, you’ll quickly realise why this is such a popular choice for families: the garden is enormous.
At night, back inside the pub, you can watch the big game in convivial company on a large screen. The full and reliable range of Fuller’s beers is available, as is a commendably affordable range of food. The nearest tube station is a bit of a trek, but there’s a minicab office next door – or you could stay in one of the guest rooms themed on Ealing comedies.
|Venue name:||Drayton Court||Contact:|
2 The Avenue
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-11pm Mon; 11am-midnight Tue-Thur; 11am-1am Fri, Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm Mon, Tue; noon-10pm Wed-Sat; noon-8pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: West Ealing rail|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
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This pub probably has one of the best gardens in the whole of London, let alone West London. Many sunny summer weekends are spent here as it's perfect for me to chill while the kids have somewhere safe to play without bothering anyone else.
Good points: big pub, lots of space, nice large garden which is excellent in summer, does accomodation and food which is very good. Bad points: Check your pint carefully, some of the staff really like to give you a short pint here. This happens regularly - trading standards should pay them a visit sometime and hand them a nice large fine. And it seems that those who use the gents are unable to point it where they're supposed you, the floor is always swimming.....
Very good Pub - agree with all the Time Out report says. It doesn't say about the West Ealing overground though, 50 metres across the Road from the Boozer, with trains into Ealing Broadway (all the way to Paddington in just 8 minutes) or many Buses on the Uxbridge Road to Ealing Broadway Tube - Central and District and mainline, Ealing Common for Piccadilly and on to Shepherds Busk through Acton