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Ealing pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of Ealing - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.

Red Lion, Ealing

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Address: 13 St Marys Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RA
Phone: 020 8567 2541
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Nearest tube stations: South Ealing (0.5 miles), Ealing Broadway (0.6 miles), Northfields (0.8 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.5 miles), West Ealing (0.8 miles), Drayton Green (1.2 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

I quite liked the Red Lion. Whilst one of many Fullers pubs I visited on Sunday afternoon/evening, this one was an unspoiled local with a guest beer. As well as the usual Fullers suspects - Chiswick, Pride, ESB & Wild River, they also had York Guzzler. Inside is a fairly small affair. But there was still sufficient seating for a weary drinker. Service was friendly. Although the landlord did appear a little surly. Neverthless, this was the best pub I tried of 15 on the day.
18 Sep 2012 20:42
I did the Fullers 200 crawl back in the 90's and they weren't exactly cheap then.
I do remember the Red Lion being one of their better houses.

A pint of ESB in the Anchor and Hope in E5 (probably their most basic pub) is 3.50. This afternoon I was imbibing 10% ABV Keykeg Brodie's beers for less than that, and they were superb.

As far as I am concerned Fuller's houses are a no go area, irrespective of how good the pub is.

Even London Pride in Spoons is more expensive than the generally more interesting guest list or something from a local micro.

To me Fullers have lost their way, not to the same degree as Youngs as their beer is still good, but they are really nothing more than an expensive pub chain.

17 Aug 2012 19:56
Time was, 19702-1990s, when I used to crawl around Ealing & never miss The Red Lion, Castle & Rose & Crown. All three now are pricey & pretentious, so I got to the cheapo Sir Michael Balcon, & finish off in The Wheatsheaf with an ESB or two. I wouldn't bother with a session in any one of them in St Mary's Road any more.
17 Aug 2012 16:46

Sir Michael Balcon, Ealing

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Address: 46-47 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 3TJ
Phone: 020 87992850
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Nearest tube stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), Ealing Common (0.5 miles), North Ealing (0.5 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), West Ealing (1 mile), Drayton Green (1.4 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

It's a shame when Fullers are being challenged on home territory, let alone bested, by Spoons! What strange times we live in...
9 Feb 2013 10:12
Following up BeerGutt, I'd say any Spoons that provides consistently better beer than neighbours should be in the Beer Guide, irrespective of the range or the fact that there's lots of Spoons. Actually, this was an average Spoons in terms of beer quality, but still above the Fullers pubs in the Guide.
15 Jan 2013 21:41
Average run of the mill spoons. Decent enough but nothing that makes it stand out from anywhere else. They did have seating out front which I guess would be fairly pleasant in the summer.

They had a sign up saying that they were in the Good Beer Guide 2013 however, I found the rage of beer to be fairly uninspiring. All Wetherspoons serve multiple real ales therefore in my opinion they have to have something a bit better to warrant an entry in the GBG.

All in all though worth a visit if you are in the vicinity! ! !
10 Dec 2012 10:54

O'Neills, Ealing

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Address: 25 High Street, Ealing, London, W5 5DB
Phone: 020 8579 4107
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Nearest tube stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), Ealing Common (0.8 miles), North Ealing (0.8 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), West Ealing (0.7 miles), Drayton Green (1.1 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

i went to this pub on a date.
There were well too many extremely drunk men there and a real feel of aggression from customers.
Bar staff pretty rude and prices expensive and quality poor.
The band ok for a pub band.
The security friendly but well too small to deal with anything starting in regards to fights.
Not a place I would ever go to again.
I like fun places with nice people having a good time.
6 Apr 2013 11:30
This pub COMFORTABLY wins the prize of smelliest toilet in Ealing - the waft when you walk down the stairs to use the gents is vile. Despite complaints to the management, the last time I visied (about a month ago) the smell remains.

The pub itself is another souless chain, throwing out bad beer and insipid food. The only positives for me are the bands that appear at weekends sometimes. Otherwise, I'd give this a huge swerve!!
15 Aug 2012 16:14
was served by the rudest irish, yes irish barmaid ever, had a pint that was rubbish
21 Jul 2012 16:09

The Wheatsheaf, Ealing

Address: 41 Haven Lane, Ealing, London, W5 2HZ
Phone: 020 8997 5240
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Nearest tube stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), North Ealing (0.5 miles), Ealing Common (0.7 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), West Ealing (1 mile), Drayton Green (1.3 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

More recently I find this as good as ever. The cherry would have been a guest beer alongside the Fullers' range (and I prefer their summer offerings too), but I'm puzzled as to why this is lower rated than the Haven Arms adjacent.
24 Feb 2013 18:16
I've been going off and on for some years now.

I always enjoy the Discovery, and am tempted by the food but haven't tried it yet.

Very friendly staff who note whose turn it is to be served. That's very much appreciated and is rare these days.
3 Feb 2013 21:44
The Wheatsheaf is yet another west London Fullers pub that I encountered on my Sunday crawl, shortly after visits to the Ealing Lawn Tennis Club (not for playing, for imbibing) and the West London Trade Unions Club (not for protesting, unless that was my liver). Neither of the clubs are listed on here. But the latter is worth a try if you are in the Acton area. The Wheatsheaf itself is a pleasant enough backstreet local. Sadly as with many Fullers establishments, they only stocked their own real ales - Discovery, Wild River, Pride & ESB. Service was certainly not with a smile!
18 Sep 2012 20:51

The Haven Arms, Ealing

Address: 33, Haven Lane, Ealing, London, W5 2HZ
Phone: 020 8997 0378
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Nearest tube stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), North Ealing (0.5 miles), Ealing Common (0.7 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.2 miles), West Ealing (1 mile), Drayton Green (1.3 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

Both the Haven Arms are fairly unspoiled pubs not too far from Ealing Broadway. Last time I visited the Wheatsheaf, I should have tried the Haven Arms but instead walked on by. On Friday, I returned to give it a go. The bar staff were friendly and they had 3 ales on offer - Caledonian Deuchars IPA & Over The Bar & Wells Bombardier. The interior is fairly cosy and nicely decorated. Reasonably good.
25 Feb 2013 20:34
In an area where too many of the local pubs have been overly 'gentrified', the Haven lives up to its name as a friendly, unpretentious back street boozer. Lively customers, ales on tap, a smattering of memorabilia on the walls but tastefully decorated, traditional and friendly. Also spacious so no trouble getting a table even on Saturday night. RECOMENDED for those after an establishment which embraces many of what you'd look for in a classic London boozer. 9/10
23 Jul 2012 11:14
i had a pint in here one day and the northern barmaid called security from the Greystoke, must have thought i looked a bit dodgy lol"YES YOU DID YOU B--CH I WATCHED YOU DO IT"lol, i am 5ft2 10stone weight, couldnt lift anything heavier than a newspaper lol, who traines these people?
20 May 2012 12:11

Greystoke, Ealing

Address: 7 Queens Parade Queens, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, W5 3HU
Phone: 02089976388
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Nearest tube stations: North Ealing (0.1 miles), West Acton (0.5 miles), Ealing Common (0.5 miles)


Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.5 miles), Acton Main Line (1.1 miles), West Ealing (1.4 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

i worked in the greystoke for the owners back in 1984 to 1986 as their nanny. The lanlord was Bill Worthington and his wife Carrie. Ihave lots of good memories of the pub. Have even just read a message posted in2005 by a barman that i knew..
16 Apr 2013 00:36
Busy pub next to North Ealing tube. This is a John Barras pub and appeared to family friendly and had a cheap food menu. It's a large open-plan pub with plenty of tables. Many were taken on our Friday evening visit. There is a pool table at one end of the bar with TVs also scattered around. Beers were Ghost Ship, Doom Bar & London Pride.
25 Feb 2013 20:43
I dont like this pub, the staff can go behind your back very easily and get you barred for doing nothing, watch out for the essex slapper she would hang you
20 May 2012 12:01

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