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Preston, Wembley

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A short stroll from Preston Road underground station and you reach this large Ember Inns pub set back slightly from the road.

The reason for my visit to this part of North London on a Tuesday night was for the England vs Holland friendly at nearby Wembley stadium.

My first ever visit to this pub though I have drank in the area before. 6 ales across the 7 hand pumps with a nice mix of styles & most of them at the lower end of the abv scale. I opted for the brewed for Ember Inn's Black Sheep Ember Pale Ale @ 4.0%, a nice pint even through a plastic glass!

Large pub with plenty of tables for seating and dining, food was extremely popular it appeared to be fairly priced, looked and smelt good.

Very nice decor in a modern neutral style with carpets looking clean and shiny and having a feel that it’s been fairly recently made over.

Plenty of bar staff on probably due to the football but it did mean service was very quick.

I met a pal here and we stayed for a couple of beers before heading off to the match. The Preston is a thoroughly decent pub and one that I will use on my next trip to Wembley.
lezford - 10 May 2016 13:33
Went in last night on the way home for a drink, having recently moved to the area. Decent pint of ale from Windsor & Eton with several other choices available. There was a quiz going on in the other side of the bar from where I was sat. Strikes me that this wouldn't be the most lively of places but staff were pleasant and beer was good so I'll happily pop back in again for a quiet pint.
DuchyBoy - 18 Jun 2013 11:00
I had a recent incident with this pub and was gravely dissapointed with the service. We came in as a party of 5 and wanted to have a cosy afternoon meal, however when it came to ordering we were all refused entry into the pub due to one member of our party being 17 years of age. A legal guardian was present at the time and all members were able to show sufficient identification and we stated that we did not want to purchase alcholic beverages. As well as this there was a sign posted outside The Preston stating all children over 14 years of age were welcome to dine as long as they were accompanied by an adult.

After speaking to the duty manager and trying to find a reason for our refusal of entry she was unable to give us a valid reason for refusable and was unhelpful, there were also other children present in the pub at the time. We left feeling discriminated agaisnt and have only managed to come away with the Manager's name and head office's number to put in a further complaint.
laurellam - 30 Aug 2011 00:43
Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for South Kenton. A typical Ember Inn pub, they are all identikit. Having said that it is a comfortable pub to have a relaxing meal in. Just very bland. As with all Ember Inns a couple of real ales on. Found this chain can be very hit and miss on condition of real ales but my pint of Copper Dragon was in good condition.
hillzy - 14 Jun 2011 15:23
It's a great pub for meeting and chatting with friends. The background music is inoffensive and the staff are all friendly and polite. A reasonablye selection of ales, lager and wine but nothing impressive. Although i go there to meet friends after work, i wouldnt go there for a 'night out' or at the weekend. It's a little boring. So if anyone can recommend a pub nearby that's equally as non intimidating but has a pool table or entertainment i'm all ears!
claret - 28 Mar 2008 14:22
hmmm been there lately and there really isn't a lot to do. A few fruities. Nice place to just sit and have a chat in but not really my taste in place as it is boring in there at times.
Abc123 - 9 Oct 2006 04:56
Been visiting this house for many years, and believe it to be run in the greatest fashion, Excellent manager, Professional staff and a fine wine selection.

sas - 24 Jun 2006 16:19
agree with john
sbc - 26 Apr 2006 14:10
As john said, the preston was great few years back, and the games room, with its mini bowling alley and pool tables,was a fantastic night out, but alas all gone!saying that i dont think that the preston has become a boring place to be, there are far to many rough and loud pubs in wembley/preston road area, and being able to go to the preston and have a drink, and be able to hear yourself think i think makes the preston one of the best pubs around! the food is good, the range of beer is to wide to pass off as lousey, and the manageress and her staff are always well mannered and professional,,,
jesse1 - 12 Dec 2004 13:33
Agree with you John. It has become another of those 'resturants wot flog beer' joints - and the beer is lousey as well. By the way, it's on Preston Road - not Preston Way! Some idiot had decided to paint the front white over the top of the beautiful red, brown and black bricks!!
Mike - 6 Oct 2004 10:39
This pub was great a few years back but the managers left and it was turned from a great pub with huge games room which showed matches etc to another boring bar with setties and book cases. no television or music etc they went as well. beer is not great either. beer garder plain, kids not allowed. looks nice from the outside though.
John Evans - 28 Sep 2004 18:06

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