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The Express Tavern, Kew Bridge - pub details

Express Tavern

Address: Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3645) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Gunnersbury (0.6 miles), Kew Gardens (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Kew Bridge (0.2 miles), Gunnersbury (0.6 miles), Kew Gardens (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 66 users)
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One over the Ait, Brentford (0.0 miles), Waggon and Horses, Brentford (0.1 miles), Rowan's, Chiswick (0.1 miles), O'Riordans, Brentford (0.2 miles), Rose and Crown, Kew (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Has had a major coup with Brentford placing their ground right next to it with the added bonus they are now a Premier league club.Naturally it’s packed on match days but the staff cope very well and although there a large queues at the bar you can be served fairly quickly.You need to book a table if you want to sit down but you can still enter if you simply want to prop up the bar.Good selection of beers but they have been known to run almost dry on a match day
wurzel - 13 Sep 2021 19:38
Still continuing to serve decent (if pricey) ales but like so many places in London it seems to miss out on proper bitters. There were plenty of pales and golden ales and a few stouts (the Barton macchiato stout was the one I tried) but no decent bitter on offer.
Snarling_Mallard - 31 Mar 2019 02:08
After a hiatus of over 3 hours, I returned to the Express Tavern. This is part of an ever-expanding chain of well-run pubs with a good ale and cider selection. Sunday evening was no exception. Some of the blackboards were incorrect. But the ale selection was Bass, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Big Smoke Solaris & Dark Wave, Errant Altura Coffee Stout, Hammerpot Harvest Ale, Oakham Citra, Steam Box Ghost Train, Watney's Ray Of Sunshine & Bingham's Rye IPA. Ciders were Sandford Orchards Devon Red, Orchard Pig Marmalade Cider & Navel Gazer, Lilley's Mango Cider & Gwynt y Ddraig Farmhouse Scrumpy. I prefer the Antelope and the Sussex Arms. But this is still a very good London pub. We moved on from here to the nearby Stable for a few more ciders and a pizza. I will request that to be added. But it is just next to One Over The Ait.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Nov 2018 20:20
Sad to see the lawn at the back has been replaced by astroturf and seating, at least the fishpond is still there. Trying to cram too many dining tables into the small lounge. Having said that a good selection of beers and ciders, but had to be a traditionalist and had the Bass - which was reasonable.
ellisref - 14 Sep 2017 07:54
I have to disagree with some off the comments posted, after a promising I think this pub has gone backwards. The main problem is the ales (the first thing you should get right), they are served far too warm. This has been an issue here for some time - if there is an issue with the cellar temperature then maybe they could consider line chillers on their ales? This could be a great pub but they really need to address their key business - The Beer!
urbanteardrop - 9 Jun 2016 13:57

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