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Skiddaw Hotel, Maida Hill

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The Red Squirrel is no longer a pub but it is not a restaurant either. It seems to be confused!!!
Draught beer was of poor quality and the range of soft drinks was a disgrace.
We had the Sunday roast but for what we paid, the portion was way too small.
The air-con or food extraction system is so unsightly that it ruins the interior but we did enjoy finishing our drinks in the outside seating area.
If you do go, drink the bottled beer though.
We were very disappointed. Do NOT think we will be returning.
w9_pubspy - 16 Jul 2011 15:08
The main bar appears quite bizarre – the steel poles holding the curtains looks like scaffolding. And the purple ceiling doesn’t help. The saloon bar was much more impressive with plenty of original Victorian features, but the effect was largely ruined by the massive heat extractor trunking from the kitchen area behind the bar running across and around the ceiling.

They had a couple of real ales on – TT Landlord and OSH. The Landlord was OK. It’s an “OK” pub, but I doubt whether I’ll go out of my way to visit again.

RexRattus - 4 Sep 2008 20:09
This pub is my local. The food is gastropub quality without having the pretentions, the decor is beautifully ornate in parts, there are a great choice of continental beers as well as a couple of real ales that change frequently, and a good quiz night on Mondays. I am a lucky man!
magnuswood - 16 May 2007 12:14
Change of management and chef, this pub is just getting better and better.
The staff are really friendly and its a great place to meet friends after work or for a relaxed drink on a Saturday or Sunday
nicnac - 8 Jan 2007 13:27
I like this pub a lot despite the lack of any quality real ale. Great decor, friendly and efficient staff and good music at a sensible level. It always seems pretty quiet though - I've never struggled to get a seat regardless of when I'm there but that suits me fine! Probably more to do with the location than anything else - it's just a bit out of the way for a Maida Vale or Westbourne Grove pub crawl but there are worse pubs in better areas near by. It's like a quieter version of the Bridge House in near by Little Venice...
Clammy_Lammy - 31 Oct 2006 13:38
Plenty of odd little spaces and a range of Belgian beers but no real ale. Interesting tiling in the entrance.
beeronaut - 7 Oct 2006 22:11
Went in on Saturday night. Was strangely quiet for a Saturday night - not sure what this said about the place. Only sold one bitter - Green King IPA.

Bar staff weren't bad and service was speedy... ok it was quiet but they did seem to get a crack on when people were waiting which is always nice.

Food for a gastro was quite interesting - i had a fish finger sandwich in Ciabatta with rocket and mayo, it was actually not bad.

It was hard to tell from those there who the target client is, but in the end of the day would i go back? Then the answer would be yes.
Flasheart - 2 Oct 2006 11:31
Yawn. Stopped off for a quick one. Gastro. Enough said.
Lyncroft - 3 Sep 2006 19:16
This has recently been renovated and its quite nice! All aubergine and chocolate and a good atmosphere. The food I've had is not so good (except the wedges...)but the kitchen's new so I'll make allowances.
nicnac - 15 Nov 2005 15:15
This pub was the place that Francis Thompson, a Victoria poet had his daily drink, whne he lived at 1 Fernhead Road W9
gloria cummins - 28 Sep 2005 15:17

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