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Goldsmiths Arms, Acton

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This large pub, which has a very big garden, has improved recently. New management has discouraged the racists that used to go there and there is a more representative mix of people now. It is in a residential area not far from Acton Park and near The Park Club. Lunch is good pub fare, such as baguettes overflowing with fillings plus chips and regular pub and breakfast type meals. The function room has been re-decorated (it used to be dire and dank) and cut in half and dinners can look outover the garden. The decor is very ordinary. There is snooker or pool and lots of screens for football around the bar. I only drink wine but that it is drinkable.
FranLeslie - 13 Sep 2008 17:31
The garden is the obvious reason to go to here - it's massive. The inside is a bit drab despite having been refurbed a couple of times but good enough to watch football although I'd stick another screen in. Beer is quite reasonably priced although paying 2.27 a pint is just annoying as you end with a pocket full of copper shite. Food is fairly standard for a Barras pub and while they won't be bothering the Michellin guides any time soon it'll fill a hole. The only other complaint I've had is they've run out of glasses/beer once or twice when it's been hot or something like the world cup is on. Otherwise, better than your average.
random_ranger - 23 May 2008 16:03
looking good! have to say that since the new manager took over, this place is now a lot better!
the staff are still nice, and helpful. the place is cleaner, and the whole pub now has a welcoming feeling that was missing with the last manager!
so whatever the new manager is doing is working! keep up the good work!
littleboyblue - 11 Dec 2007 16:21
Improved a lot in the last few weeks.
anonymous - 24 Oct 2007 12:45
The goldsmiths arms has just got new management and has improved. The staff are friendly and very happy to help with anything they can. Their garden is a wonderful place to sit and eat your food with your kids. its a brilliant place to visit.
newstaff - 7 Jul 2007 01:14
Come and hear music duo Scratch & Jane play live at The Goldsmith's Arms from 9pm on Saturday 6th May. All your favourite songs performed with great guitar and vocals.
ladyjaneg - 2 May 2006 16:08
new management! thank god! still a bit of a wannabe, but getting better, they got raffels most nights, staff are nice(hana's a gem), beer is better, food is ok i guess.
if your looking for a friendly place to watch the footie, i say go for it! not a place for the oap's on the weekend though.
littleboyblue - 24 Apr 2006 19:37
The (almost) once a month acoustic blues night is another good reason to come here. Top quality artists from the US and the UK.
oak_cliff - 26 Aug 2005 14:11
This is a terrible pub, run by the wholly disreputable 'John Barras' chain. The food is dreadful and the clientele can be very scary indeed. The staff are nice and helpful, but god knows what goes on in the kitchen. There is a pool table which is about the only good reason to come here. Avoid it like the plague.
mrming - 13 Jan 2005 12:36
really nice summer pub, huge beer garden and pool & darts. Also large Screen Sky Sports
rui - 20 Jun 2003 18:10

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