Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Acton
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The name and pub sign of this place, right by Acton Central station, celebrate railway pioneer George Stephenson. The airy, light interior is large enough to incorporate disparate decorative impulses: there’s an area for dining at the back, decked out like a 1920s hotel suite, for instance.

The long bar, however, feels like a proper bar, embellished as it is by tributes to the team line-up of Acton United FC. Harveys Sussex Best, Fuller’s London Pride, Hoegaarden and Grolsch are the beer taps.

The provision of Connect 4, Ludo and Scrabble help make this an ideal weekend kick-back spot.


Venue name: Rocket
Address: 11-13 Churchfield Road
W3 6BD
Opening hours: Open 10am-11pm Mon-Thur; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat; 10am-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10.45pm Mon-Fri; noon-4pm, 6-10.45pm Sat; noon-5pm, 6-9.45pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Acton Central tube
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I don't recommend this pub at all. Oily food and bad service. It took 10 min for the waiter in the counter to attend me (take note: only three people were in the counter, including me). 

My friend's order took almost an hour and she had to complain twice, just to be told that they forgot to tell her that her dish was not available. 

3yrs after the last visit hardly any improvement. In all fairness to the only waitress she was lovely and sweet to beggin with but ended up rushed of her feet later on. ! Chicken and liver starter sounded promising but bead was stale. Poor customer service and certainly not gastro food. Disappointing