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Fuller's pub on Brentford High Street that I have passed by on a number of occasions. I've often admired the tilework. But knowing it's a Fuller's pub, I've never ventured in. I decided to put that right on Sunday evening. We immediately quadrupled the customer base. But we had a good conversation with the guy sat at the bar and the barmaid about the local area. Pride & ESB were the real ales. Needs a few customers. But not a bad pub.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Nov 2018 20:36
This place is better than the Savoy-it has 22 Michelin stars.Lots of Hollywood celebs come here.I have seen Prince Charles eating here on many occasions,sometimes with the Pope. It also featured in a BBC2 documentary called "If Jesus was alive,he would eat here".
bees4evva - 3 Apr 2016 10:45
Nasty shithole!
bees4evva - 1 Mar 2016 14:49
Smells of piss and weed. Patrons are terribly awful. Punters are worse.

Beer? Don’t ask..

Fullers…Sort it..

watching_them_4_you - 19 Sep 2014 22:26
This pub is so fantastic I actually had a religious experience in there!
bees4evva - 14 Jul 2013 15:27
The Beedive. It attracts the cream of the welfare state for miles around (this should tell you all you need to know, but I will continue). The beer is not very good, the usual faceless drug addicts and alcoholics cram through the doors on benefits day to get lagered up and act like primates. Walking past the outdoor smoking area is like walking past the chimpanzee enclosure at the zoo, the only difference being that the chimpanzee's in the zoo throw less shit at you as you walk past. It is one of the worst pubs I have ever been in. Go to the Magpie & Crown, Brewery Tap or O'Briens, instead of this dump. You will thank me for it.
psw31983 - 24 Jun 2013 17:33
Go to this pub,smell the piss,and get your teeth knocked out by the drug dealers.
bees4evva - 17 Apr 2013 13:36
My last pub passing through Brentford... I wish I hadn't have bothered. Awful place. It took ages to get served. The glass was dirty. Thought I'd play safe with a Pride. Flat head and slightly tainted. Pub too loud. Smokers outside the front door allow smoke to blow back in. General feeling of being made unwelcome.
Fuller_Beer - 13 Jun 2012 11:01
Best food in Brentford. Was really happy my steak. My gf is a veggie and a bit fussy about pub food so the chef made her a lovely plate of grilled pepper pasta which wasnt even on the menu.
We'll be coming back again.
speckledpython - 24 Jul 2011 14:24
I enjoy this pub. Beer is always good
mivecit68 - 19 Jan 2011 20:36
Surprisingly deserted on a week-night, so no atmosphere. But a friendly welcome, and ESB + Pride available.
Trev - 3 Nov 2010 00:29
I was in here once and a guy took offense to me being Scottish. After a lot of shouting and demeaning comments he told me to get back to my own country and never come back. i tried to discuss this with him, but he was making no sense. I then found out that he was originally from Hungary, but considers himself English as he has spent his adult life in England. Something must have happened to this guy in the past as he was very extreme in his views and had a lot of anger towards Hungary and Scotland for some reason. He was very drunk which was part of the problem too.

Anyway, I left before it got physical and I've not been back since.

I had a bottle of becks, which was decent.


2AndyGorams - 15 Oct 2010 13:00
Never Again
brentfordbeerman - 26 Aug 2010 13:15
I popped in here recently and I found the most professionally run pub I've been in. Perfect Landlady and her understudy.
Karzee could do with a make-over.
Enjoy, I did a real craic !
miss the DFD, by the way.
Leonard_skinhead - 7 Dec 2009 01:05
This pub is a hole! full of chavs, which is a shame as it could be a decent pub if fullers invested some money in it & banned most of the locals
lovesong - 22 Feb 2009 14:17
this is a freindly pub. The staff are as follows , Six night Susie is a great girl
Ella likes a bit of a flirt but is also a nice girl. The landlady is nice but has trouble reaching the optics. Over all a good place to have a pint.
B.E - 1 Feb 2009 02:34
I've always liked the look of this pub from the outside - a big Victorian building with lots of character - so a few weeks ago I decided to pop in after football. I was rather disappointed as it's not as good inside as it is outside. Bar staff OK but could do better, Pride was too cold though and it was all a bit scruffy. This pub has bags of potential if it were to clean up its act and provide some decent ales. This could be the 'bees knees' with a bit of effort. (Sorry about that).
beehave - 31 Dec 2008 15:56
Nice pub, good landlady, terrible bar staff, toilets are a disgrace, a rag and bone man drinks in there regularly. Gets a bit loud after 3 o' clock. Some good looking blokes stand at the end of the bar and take no notice of the scruffy, roudy lot at the other end near the pool table. one of the bar staff seems pissed all the time scraggy cow. The landlord seems a nice bloke likes a holiday.
jacktherat - 10 Aug 2008 11:13
Chav Central. avoid.
threeravensmoor - 5 Jul 2008 11:07
Went into The Beehive the other day,quite a strong smell of urine as I walked through the door.Beer not too bad,however I could'nt stop noticing the barstaff drinking whilst on duty,and every half hour or so leaving the bar unattended whilst they went outside for a cigarette !!! Very unprofessional I think,would only take seconds for someone to rob the till.I must say though the Landlord and Landlady seem to be very nice honest people and very approachable.

POPITIN - 27 May 2008 11:19
Good honest pub, best prices in west london
Leonard_skinhead - 23 May 2008 16:23
There is a limited range behind the bar, Pride/ESB/Strongbow/Carling/Fosters/Stella and Guinness (may have missed a couple), in this rough round the edges boozer. As mentioned before there is a pool table and a TV which Id imagine shows Sky Sports, but theres not much else going for this pub.

My pint was a little tangy, which made my mind up that I wouldnt go back as this pub falls short when compared to other pubs in the local vicinity.
Strongers - 20 May 2008 17:21
This is a nice big old-fashioned pub - so old fashioned that on the Sunday we went the clientele, of which there were a fair number, were all male! - the only women were behind the bar, one very short and one very fat! Just like in the thirties (I imagine!), but giving a slightly weird atmosphere. Another feature was three obvious alcoholics sitting seperately at the bar - all in their sixties and all quietly talking to themselves - unusual (and sad) to see so openly the results of alcohol-induced dementia. The pub has sports channel TV, a pool table, and a quiz machine, and of course Fullers beer. A curiosity but not one to go out of your way for.
discerningdan - 13 May 2008 22:19
Was in there a while ago. It's ok if you are slightly half cut when you go in but i wouldn't want to go in there sober and start from scratch. Generally friendly atmosphere.The regulars are fine, and the staff are nice. The beer is good, overall but the one thing i found a bit of a problem was the stench coming from the area by the door that leads to the toilets. All in all a pleasant evening.
razzledazzle - 5 Apr 2008 21:43
great pints
good price
good music
friendly staff
what more could you want
i enjoy it in this pub
i have never seen old men shit or piss in the bar
never seen the dog shit in there
and there is a mixture of people from young to old lovly atmosphere.
has just been done up and is looking good
very nice land lady also
may not be every ones taste but i certainly enjoy my self when i do go in there.
kutiepie - 14 Feb 2008 02:50
great pub
kutiepie - 14 Feb 2008 02:48
this pub is exactly what you expect, used to be full of chain smokers and customers who seem to live there,beware of nightmares in the loo.
mrbarcritic - 14 Nov 2007 10:23
Talk to the dog if you want an intelligent conversation, chav city, deep joy!
sky.Ian - 8 Nov 2007 13:15
Brentford chav pub. deepjoy
sky.Ian - 5 Nov 2007 16:26
Great beer and food-well worth a visit!
jeweller.john - 4 Nov 2007 16:26
a dump - go to Magpie or Brewery Tap or if desperate the Watermans.
quizman - 20 May 2007 02:14
decent locals' pub; friendly atmosphere. dunno how it'll cope with the smoking ban!
mozzzzzz - 18 Mar 2007 23:09
Was in the beehive friday night (3rd nov) and there was a dj in there. Played some great music and there was a really good atmoshpere. Pleasant people of all ages, and a good pint!
easyb - 9 Nov 2006 14:25
a good freindly local always useful after the shopping a treat to me
waza - 1 Oct 2006 09:59
Has a slightly wider range of beers than other Fuller's pubs. To be honest, rather dull atmosphere
Will2 - 22 Sep 2006 20:09
Run down pub, think it generally attracts people 35+. This pub had a dog on or visit. So watch out for that if you see it around. Pub contains leftlets, but a lot of them were out of date. Watching the tv is fun here
aleman - 22 Sep 2006 16:30
Although this boozer could well be the infamous Flying Swan of Brentford, there are a fair few undesirables walking its sticky floor.

Split 50/50 between chavs and dodgy ancients, if you like it common, you've found your local.
bobster - 22 Jun 2006 11:38
best summerised by the teenage mums who perch on the wall outside which runs down the side of sommerfield.
morrissey - 18 Mar 2006 22:45
Yes, its dirty. Yes, its full of old men and occasional Burberry. But it is still a decent trad boozer with a helpful bar manager, a roomy pool area and a mustiness that you won't find in an All Bar One (whether you think that's good or bad is up to you).
Not really somewhere to settle into for the evening, but worth a stop.
anonymous - 21 Dec 2005 12:09
Awful pub. Full of chavs and kids running around in the smoke filled rooms. For football fans and people with a penchant for Benson & Hedges.
simonhux - 20 Dec 2005 09:12
No sign of chavs on my visit last Sunday. Just reasonable London Pride, a fine traditional atmosphere and decent 60's records as background music. Carpet is getting a bit worn in places - but at least it still has a carpet, unlike all these poncey, yuppie places that are sadly springing up all over the place. This is a proper pub for proper people - enjoy !
JohnBonser - 15 Nov 2005 13:30
Quite the fine chavvy pub.
Pandora - 27 Oct 2005 11:14
Fine traditional pub, on the corner of the High Street. Note in particular the traditional tiled exterior and the ornamental beehive on the roof of the pub. Wasnt either smoky or dirty whenI was there yesterday afternoon. London Pride at 2.40 was on fine form. Recommended for any Brentford crawl
JohnBonser - 17 Oct 2005 10:28
quite a dirty old pub,really
jeweller.john - 2 May 2005 15:43
OKish Fuller's pub, which means tolerable cask ales and edible food. Handy for Brentford FC home games. A bit smoky when we were there (on a matchday), football also on the big screen. Well behaved kids seemed to be tolerated.
Sigmund - 7 Mar 2005 20:23
Nice building. Locals pub (i.e. unaccompanied middle-class women might prefer to look elsewhere). Basically good-hearted, but not one's first choice of boozer in Brentford.
Sandman - 7 Mar 2005 16:34
Not been in there for a while but was always an ok pub, I have heard my old mate Nigel Christie drinks/plays pool here can anyone confirm as Id like to have an ale or two with the man, and give him a good hiding on the table (again) ???? :-)
ChelseaLes - 3 Mar 2005 11:47
Yes a definite improvement, decently priced Fullers in very good nick, I think 35p cheaper than the Tap
anonymous - 19 Jan 2005 19:45
Good traditional local in the centre of Brentford. Nicely tiled exterior and welcoming exterior. The smokey atmosphere started me coughing - otherwise I would definitely have stayed longer. Some interesting pictures of old Brentford on the walls
JohnBonser - 18 Jan 2005 13:14
i like the pub i think it is for all the family there is nice food the beer pipes are always clean beer is freash and cooled get on well with staff and custmersr i give this pub 5 out of 5
amos - 9 Oct 2004 20:26
i like this pud nice crowd beers nice bar staff really friendly will be back there very soon.lovely pub
hannah - 20 Jul 2004 20:28
Beer is still execrable, maybe it was a bad day - but then last 3 times beer was the same. Naght wrong with drunks in a pub as long as they keep it down.
Try 6 Bells.
Simon F - 20 Jan 2004 11:01
Update on what I wrote last June. Decor much improved, new covers for the seating, good food at good prices, spotless gents (except the door doesn't lock), shortage of ashtrays - they keep getting nicked, good crowd, good beer and the only pub I go into where they get my measure of Bacardi and Coke exactly right. Still drunks but hey! after 6 hours drinking people ain't going to be sober are they and they're all innoffensive anyway. Haven't heard a voice raised in anger in over a year. And the landlady and landlord are very tolerent...

Upped my rating to 8...
leo - 15 Jan 2004 13:12
There's lots of people with no cash & smoke roll ups.
Clive - [email protected] - 11 Jan 2004 17:25
leo says drunks drunks and more drunks his one of them!seats all done! peach and mango soap in the toilets but people used to nick them and the toilet roll how sad but the land ladys got ride of the rif raf that used to come in, nice pub now the eight year old on the pool table was the land ladys son and if any one wanted to play on it he would not have been aloud to play on it.the costumers come first if you wanted to play on it he knews to let adults go first.all you had to do was ask or put your name down and you would not have to wait but if the tables free and no one wants to play on it seeing as he lives there i think he has the right to play on there dont you?
beehive fan - 8 Jan 2004 20:20
Looks so promising form the outside, but then you enter and see it for the dive it really is:
Good for: A study in deceptive appearances
thenationofjames - 2 Dec 2003 13:10
you know ive always had a soft spot for this place, ive always looked upon this place as laid back and friendly-as for drunks i find they are the local 40-50 down on their luck types-which means a crack on the jaw isnt ruled out-but if you keep yourself to yourself you'll be ok-come on guys at least its not a kev and sharon joint-or a teenyb alchopop drinkers dive.

belgrave square boy - 7 Jul 2003 17:29
Drunks, drunks and more drunks. Horse racing fraternity which means everything stops on Saturday afternoon or when a big race meeting is on. The only good thing to say is that it's next door to the Supermarket, convenient for a quick pint before taking the shopping home...
leo - 26 Jun 2003 23:19
Trying hard to think of something nice to say about this pub... Nope - Can't think of anything.
Graham - 13 Jun 2003 03:38
Going downhill so rapidly you'd think it was on skis. Torn seats, insane regulars, eight year olds on the pool table and no soap in the toilets is just soooo rural B road tavern. Try the Magpie and Crown just up the road.
Aggie - 20 May 2003 17:07

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