Run by the Realpubs team, this grey-fronted ‘pub & brasserie’ is a class act, with a restaurant cleverly interwoven behind and around the bar. Ales such as Sharp’s Doom Bar, Hogs Back Spring Ale and Fuller’s Chiswick complement Bitburger, Moretti, Sagres, Amstel, Heineken and two ciders (Aspall Suffolk and Symonds) atop a lovely circular zinc counter.
Tasteful but lived in, it echoes the style adopted elsewhere in the expansive space. Belgian favourites, plus Tiger, Peroni and Cruzcampo, come by the bottle; affordable cocktails (£7) and a long wine list complete the picture.
The all-day bar menu offers oysters at £2 each and snacks such as smoked salmon with soda bread. Tourists staying locally enjoy the view through the picture windows of passing London buses; some stop to admire the century-old shots of Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. Mind your head when visiting the toilets.