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General Eliott, Uxbridge

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user reviews of the General Eliott, Uxbridge

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Very rude LandLady. We went twice hoping the first bad experience was not the norm. On that visit we had to wait for over an hour for our food. They said they were very busy but we were the only people eating. When we were finally served the food was practally thrown at us by the Land Lady. On the second visit she was so dreadfully rude that we walked out. I would not recommend this terrible pub
Lylon - 21 Jun 2015 15:13
Who, or what, are the MLC? Walking the London loop, this was the first open pub after 10 long miles. Best Stella I have ever had :-)

Great location along the canal. Perfect for my needs.
Mappiman - 14 Jul 2014 23:11
I've been to The GE twice, Sept 2011 & Aril 2012, & haven't noticed any like cat's pee/dog shit/foul language etc.
In fact, both visits have been brilliant, although my excellent friends have been at least half responsible for that!
As far as I remember, the beers included Pride, Timothy Taylor & 6X, & whatever I had was entirely drinkable, reasonably priced & therefore acceptable.
I also had a really-enoyable Karaoke session on the April visit; but I accept that that's not everyone's idea of fun- nor's my voice! :-)
The food is likewise great value & the chalkboard menu is extensive. I had a HUGE & lovely plate of liver, bacon, mash & veg with gravy for just £4.95 last Sept: how good is that?!?
This is a down-to-earth pub offering great entertainment, no frills attached. Nuff said?
renzarov - 6 Oct 2012 14:11
Haven't been to this pub, and can't say I'm impressed by the reviews, but can anyone tell me what real ales, if any, they serve here? Thanks everyone.
Imnotnormal - 13 Oct 2011 17:30
This pub smells of cats pee but once you get past that it's OK. Sue is great fun and has a great voice. Her food is lovely. Worth a visit when you have a cold and can't smell anything. Otherwise very good.
riversidebev - 21 May 2011 21:29
MLC are back again by popular demand on the 16th July. Playing 1st rate 'Classic Rock' from the last 30 years. Look forward to another packed house.

NB: BITE is not about suggesting or accusing hosts/bar staff/managers etc. of fiddling - if you have any proof that's what the police are for. BITE is also about letting new pub goers know what is going on e.g. give them a choice. A lot of places don't keep thier web sites up to date so we choose to comment in this way - part of customer service I call it - ever heard of that?

MLCUK - 1 Apr 2011 12:27
That MLC bloke is a pain in the arse. I'm sure the pub people know when you are "playing". Give the constant posts across various pubs a break. That is not what BITE is about - 2nd rate music.

Anyway to the pub, Carpenters still appear to be there. James's visit last Thursday found the gents in a disgusting state. Pride @2:11pm was cloudly and had either been tapped too early or prior spills had been filtered back. IT WAS NOT FRESH. Latter is illegal.

Customers were normal dodgy type drinking fizz back lager. I doubt they have the sense (or required taste) to realise the "hosts" (and we use that term loosely) were back on the fiddle.
Dancing_Daises - 22 Feb 2011 02:40
MLC are back here on the 16th October. Whatever the history and gripes people may have about this place, we are always treated well and have a great time - look forward to seeing you all again net time.
MLCUK - 17 Aug 2010 10:42
Gary & Sue Carpenter have always specialised in the “some of the crowd were very dodgy” market. Their time at the POW (Hillingdon) fully endorses that comment. Readers are welcome to visit the aforementioned whereupon the patrons would be happy to corroborate this. Fullers would never, ever, have them back.

Following their enforced move to their next pub (The Load of Hay – Uxbridge), they attempted to “fiddle” the leaseholder to; it has to be said, serious sums of money. They were ousted but, unfortunately, not convicted. All the time these criminal activities continued, “some of the crowd were very dodgy”.

We have always found it incredulous that (1) They were never convicted, and (2) They permitted to run another pub.

Complete “council flat” type planks the pair of them BIG TIME.

Dancing_Daises - 20 Jul 2010 00:28
MLC are back here on the 23rd July. Look forward to seeing you then.
MLCUK - 15 Jul 2010 14:13
This is in an ideal location. However some of the crowd were very dodgy when I visited. The food was the worst I have ever had in any pub. Ploughmans (with cous-cous?) and Chilli with no beans and made from sort of gravy powder. Absolutely awful. Won't be returning.
skippybn21 - 13 Jul 2010 09:07
31st March 2010 - Pride OK. Quite a noisy pub with all the usual youth attractions - Live music, Karaoke & Pool table. If you are after a quiet drink go elsewhere.
upstandingcitizen - 1 Apr 2010 02:14
OK no real issues
chineseredbull - 2 Mar 2010 22:12
I still frequent this pub when I get the chance, to see the excellent live music and drink good real ale with my friends and chat with Sue and Gary, who are always very welcoming.
I have never witnessed any of the reported issues in the previous entries and I can't believe that I have just missed it all.
Great pub, cheers, John.
JohnnyBGoode - 6 Oct 2009 20:53
a great pub the owners make you feel welcome good entertainment and great homecooked food the sunday roasts are the best ive ever had in a pub as for running the owners down you need to grow up
beermonstar - 25 Sep 2009 13:50
can not beleive how childish u r the report has been printed off and taken to the police .please phone social services my children r great give my regards to our freind
godhelpu - 23 Sep 2009 18:47
A great pub, the owners make you feel very welcome, as well as the Staff, great Service. The food is excellent, especially the Sunday Roast - a must to try. Excellent entertainment - Karaoke on Thursday and Sunday, Band Night Saturday and Open Mike night on Mondays. If you dont like loud music then the pub on these nights are not for you. As for the comment on the screaming landlady or misbehaved kids!! I have never seen this.
Baileybird - 19 Sep 2009 13:37
A great pub, the owners you feel very welcome, as well as the Staff, great Service. The food is excellent, especially the Sunday Roast - a must to try. Excellent entertainment - Karaoke on Thursday and Sunday, Band Night Saturday and Open Mike night on Mondays. If you dont like loud music then the pub on these nights are not for you. As for the comment on the screaming landlady or misbehaved kids!! I have never seen this.

Baileybird - 19 Sep 2009 13:34
Orrible. Screaming kids and surly staff
mickeybolen - 29 Aug 2009 23:27
Never mind the pub, those poor children....Physical and verbal abuse. God, that bitch running this place needs a severe whipping.
watching_them_4_you - 21 Jul 2009 22:02
Yuk. Some “women” behind the bar SCREAMING at misbehaved children. Oh no! Abuse is just not physical. It is verbal too. Social Services? 01895 250111
georgespubguide - 10 Jun 2009 00:22
Complete Dump. Everything in this pub defies what a decent individual would wish for.

Draught beer was OK BUT (OMG) it has loud music (both live and via a jukebox), karaoke & a pool table!

Tends to attract council tenants types - most of which are “up for it”. NOT recommended.

mickeybolen - 18 Apr 2009 01:10
The pub changed hands early 2009 and it has been revived, there are people in it and they are enjoying themselves. Ales tend to be London Pride, Ringwood, Spitfire and very drinkable. There is now a large home cooked style menu and it is very popular and people talk about their Sunday roasts. Entertainment has returned with live music on Sat, Karaoke on Thu and Quiz on Tue, Sports on TV, and I'm glad the pool table went. Back to how it should be :)

Ginja - 16 Apr 2009 19:44
Run by two consistent, longstanding and proven thieves, only saved by their escape from the Load of Hay by a deal not to prosecute. Can't believe they were allowed a licence. Wonder how long they manage to keep the pretence up here? This is NOT on and makes a complete and absolute mockery of licensing laws.
conkered - 14 Apr 2009 20:25
Sue & Gary, previously from the Load Of Hay, are providing good quality ales, excellent food and great live music. I am not into karaoke either, but the duo's that are booked are top entertainment. (Sunrise, Night Cap, The Culprits, The Noisy Boyz etc.) I have also heard that this is no longer an Elliott free zone, but the man can really sing. John.
JohnnyBGoode - 13 Mar 2009 04:26
I popped in for a few drinks recently. The previous owner had left.

The beer was nowhere near as good and there was a loud and awful karoke. Shame really but I heard the previous manager was losing money so don't blame him for going. Sadly from my point of view I have lost one of my fave pubs in the area. Maybe I was unlukcy but the general conscensu of all who drank there was that the beer was poorly kept.
ladyday - 1 Mar 2009 19:54
I like this pub. It is clean and good attention to detail, the beers are all ecellently kept and the landlord is very friendly, nice and welcoming. The ladies loos is just fantastic, so clean and spacious. There is a very nice beer garden too by the canal, and space out the front. It's a nice little retreat in the backwaters of Uxbridge. I haven't seen any trouble in there or been subjected to any hassle from less desirable types, and it seems pretty fine to take your kids as I really don't hear much foul language or shouting.

My only criticism is that it is often very quiet in there and I really don't know why becuase it is much nicer pub with much better beer than many of it's competitiors. I think a little entertainment would help, but not too much, but the odd live act would brign folks in and add atmosphere.
ladyday - 18 Jul 2008 15:26
Could do with more ales. Only had London Pride on tap, the other choice was off.
ixion - 19 Nov 2007 13:12
I have been a regular in this pub for the past 6 years and it has had its up and down (just like any other pub I'm sure) but on the bigger picture, I find the pub lovely. Noreen and Aidan are wonderful people who always make everyone feel so welcome when they step through the front door. They're currently having a patio built out back which will be good for us smokers when the weather gets even colder, especially with the nice view of the canal and the boats. Noreen is back in charge of the kitchen and is improving her menu all the time. The food is excellent and I definately encourage people to have the steaks or the lamb shank are they are superb. I have always loved the atmosphere and will continue to return, almost daily, in the future. Keep up the excellent work.
anonymous - 11 Nov 2007 18:59
miketheglass, the site is called BEER IN THE EVENING not food or curry in the evening!

Beer is OK in here though.
anonymous - 19 Jul 2007 12:14
Noreen and Aiden have done a fantastic job with the General Elliot, refurbishing the bar over the past year. There´s always a cheery welcome and the standards of both service and cleanliness are excellent. Aiden is one of lifes true gentlemen, and his wife Noreen is truly at the top of her field. The atmosphere in here is always fun and the food of the highest standard. I will certainly be returning (probably daily). Keep up the great work.
anonymous - 18 May 2007 14:21
miketheglass - 23 Sep 2006 16:58
Called while walking along the canal (one of the few pubs that makes most of its canal-side position) and sat under the chestnut tree with our pints of Fullers. Beer ok but not great and service slow.
lout_from_the_lane - 8 Aug 2005 13:16
I have been a regular in this pub for 20 years, I like it as it is a bit out of the town centre and canal side patio is nice in the summer, it can be very busy or nice and quiet. The locals and boaties are friendly, people and managers come and go.
They tend to have London Pride as the resident ale along with a weaker one like Adnams or Brakspears.
At the moment they have karaoke on Thu and live music on Sat. Home cooked food, Fri night is curry night and you can order one to take home at closing time.
Currently undergoing a bit of a refurb which has cheered the place up, also last year they had a pool table put in and they show all of the big sporting events.
Ginja - 27 May 2005 17:17
Rumoured change of licensee Autumn 04 - surviving customers v shabby but cheerful Nov 04 after a 'good night', no ale but Guinness ok.
Truth_is_out_there - 5 Dec 2004 21:47
I suppose it had to happen. Elliott Tuffin is now regularly appearing at the Eliott. If you enjoy superb tributes to the likes of Joe Cocker, Meatloaf and Elvis Presley, this guy is the best on the circuit. Great entertainment and great real ales. Can't be bad. John.
John - 16 Feb 2004 17:46
I just went in to The General Eliott for a drink while i was passing through the area and when i got there all i got was really good customer service and the bar staff and customers were really lovely people. The food is really good and the ale pumps are really looked after.
Elena - 22 Jan 2004 19:36
Well looked after real ales and good food. The beer garden is right on the canal tow path and is wonderfull in good weather.
John - 10 Sep 2003 09:18

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