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Roebuck, Chiswick

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Last time I visited, the miserable waiter hasn't brought napkins/cuttlery with the chips (standard practice? have seen this before, in other pubs. We may have different standards in the continent) but probably that wasn't necessary as there was not really a chance to get your fingers dirty with the few dry samples that were offered (half as much as I get from my local, which is also Gastro and charges less then the Rbk for twice as much).
Bar was busy, and it seems that people where having a good time.
Drinks where good, but expensive even for Chiswick.
value - so, so. Service - hit and miss (see further). Atmosphere - OK (a tad too noisy for my taste though)
Unfortunately I discovered on my way back home, that I have lost my phone - when coming back to the pub, the bar staff has changed, and the boy who was behind the bar didn't think he could ask the staff from the previous shift if they found my phone because they were having dinner. Surely you could disturb their dinner to keep a customer happy? I stepped three steps to the side where I spoke to TWO different waiters who were serving before, while I was there and were more helpful. (Probably something the boy could do himself) I did find my phone the following day when I could actually see something in day time. No complains about the lady who worked then, in fact she suggested to call somebody else to find out if they know something. Otherwise it's quite a good place but I was put off by the experience with the boy behind the bar.
guevald - 5 Jan 2012 12:12
A barrel of Pure Ubu on the counter at the mo as well as Purity Mad Goose and an Adnams ale on tap. Modern decor and a friendly place attracting a wide range of people.
rainlight - 17 Oct 2010 10:24
Nice pub, modern feel but gets the atmosphere right. Very good Old Hooky on tap when I went.
OldRogue - 13 Sep 2010 13:16
@w4drinker: today I asked for the Meantime IPA but was told it might be the end of the barrel, it was proferred but I declined and had the Adnams instead. A professional approach by those in charge.
It is a bit of a restaurant certainly but that for some reason seems to be the surest way to get a range of ales these days (with some exceptions).
Pork pie and chips, well, yes.
rainlight - 1 Jul 2010 20:18
Popped in for a quick drink last night - first time visit, and impressed enough by the decor and vibe of the place. Great pint of Meantime from the barrel on the bar (although it was slightly warmer than I'd like). However, have to question the prices - £10.30 for one pint plus a (double) G+T. I know this is Chiswick, but there are plenty of other pubs around that could be getting my business. Overall, a 6 out of 10.
Oktup - 21 Feb 2010 15:50
This is a beautiful place. I happened to visit because my friend used to go to school with the manageress. I was really impressed by the decor, the friendliness of the staff, the general quality of wine and food (ok so the chips and olives were all I had, but the Sunday Roast looked unbeatable!). This is one passionate couple about creating the perfect gastro experience, and I'm booking my birthday lunch here in October. I love discovering places like these, they make all the difference between an average Sunday pub in London and a really, really lovely one which you will have happy memories of and want to return for times to come. Could have something to do with being based in Chiswick...but it wins my vote.
sapphirerose - 4 Sep 2009 11:17
Beware the ales!!!!
Tonight the Broadside was vinegary and cloudy. Accepted a change to Bombardier, not much different, couldn't finish, but seemed pointless to go and complain again.
w4drinker - 19 Jul 2009 20:27
Gastro pub after having laboured for many years under other incarnations. There are one or two real ales on as well as a food menu. Should be busy as it has a prime site on Chiswick High Road, an area which has been driving itself steadily upmarket for ten or twenty years
rainlight - 12 Jan 2009 20:36
Pretty good example of the 'gastro' pub done correctly...the manageress and the head chef have set a good standard for simple, not too expensive food, that puts to shame a number of other local restaurants and cafe/bars!
Service was good when I was at the bar...didnt eat in the restaurant last time but have been there before and the service was impeccable
Disappointing that there is no tv for sports but you cant have everything I guess!
I_like_beer - 15 Oct 2008 16:29
Being a fan of the more traditional pub I shouldn’t have really liked this gastro type pub, but I did. The barmaid was very nice and a gentleman allowed me to be served before him as I was only ordering 1 drink (I honestly can’t remember the time that happened).

There was an extensive selection of lagers accompanying the Wells Eagle, Regatta and Bombadier.

I liked the layout with the bar area at the front and then a dining area leading onto a beer garden.

I chuckled to myself when I read the bar food menu and found the first item to be bread and butter.
Strongers - 24 Apr 2008 17:07
A large pub on the main road. Would appear to have been redecorated in the resent past, with plent of space to move, and a long bar. Serves food, more towards the Gastro-end. Prices possibly a little on teh higher side. Several tables in teh beer garden at the rear.

Magellan - 28 Jan 2008 16:51

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