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Devonshire Arms
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Address: 126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2JJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4678) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Turnham Green (0.4 miles), Stamford Brook (0.6 miles), Chiswick Park (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Chiswick (0.9 miles), Gunnersbury (1 mile), South Acton (1.1 miles)

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Reported today as closed:

The attempt failed to run it as a community pub

The pub today with the sign outside inviting locals to say Goodbye

The Devonshire Arms appears to be closed again- after less than two months as a community pub.

A sign outside the pub said ;

" We are leaving so tonight is our final evening. Why not pop in and say Goodbye". has confirmed that the freehold of the building has been sold.

Nobody could be contacted for comment.

When it reopened in early May as a pub, one of the owners, Paul Waterer, told Chiswick that it would not be a gastro-pub but would focus on being a traditional local pub.

"We want it to be the hub of the local community" he said at the time.

Before opening in Chiswick, he and business partners Paul Roomussaar and Rob Hutchings, ran the Prince Edward pub in Notting Hill. The tenancy expired there last February.

The three business partners were trying to replicate the success of their venture in Notting Hill where they said they had a mixed customer base, from eight to eighty-year olds, and tourists.

Local people believe the pub suffered from its location, which has dogged previous owners.

Attempts to run the property as a gastro-pub have also failed.

Rrestauranteur Nick Gibson closed it in February, less than a year after he had opened it with ambitions to provide fresh, seasonal British cooking and a range of British ales.

The 70-seat dining area, 16-seat bar, with 40 covers in the outside garden, was once been part of the Gordon Ramsey empire ( GRH) and Nick Gibson, who also runs the Draper's Arms in Islington, had taken it over in June 2011. He blamed its lack of success on a reluctance by local people to walk down from the Chiswick High Road .

The future of the property is currently unclear. The agents refused to comment on the matter.
June 27, 2012

zorrodp - 27 Jun 2012 18:48
Went here expcting expensive restaurant food and was very surprised to find lots of very well priced British pub food. The biggest surprise of all was the good real ales and cheap cocktails. Having been to the Harwood arms and the Sands end I have to say that this is my favourite pub in London.

Well Done Gordon!

simon22d - 17 Apr 2010 09:10
With Gordon Ramsey involved it is obviously a gastro pub, which is not my sort of thing, but in my opinion it has been done very well. The public bar (image 2) is quite nice, but there isnít much seating, so get there early. There are a couple of sofas by the front windows, some small tables with armchairs dotted about and the bar is lined with bar stools. There is a large dining area to the rear of the pub leading onto a fairly small, but well presented beer garden.

I found all of the staff to be friendly and polite and the drinks on offer were Pride, Deuchars, Leffe, San Miguel, Fosters and Guinness.

As I said before I am not a great fan of gastro pubs, but this place is pleasant enough for me to revisit.
Strongers - 14 Jun 2008 13:15
Now an archetypal gastro pub. Much of it given over to expensive dining - you know the type. London Pride and Deuchars IPA on though. 'Drinking-only' tables are limited in number from my evening visit (I expect it's the same at lunchtime too). Full of the "Chiswick set" and obviously doing well, as was at near capacity on a Tues night.
Roodeye - 30 Apr 2008 17:44
gordon ramsay has bought it. Menu is pretentious 'Traditional English' ie Homemade Scotch Egg with HP sauce. Went a few nights ago - didn't eat because although pub was full - it was completely lacking in atmosphere. Noted staff were in uniforms although Gordon had had a go at a pub owner in his kitchen nightmares program for making staff look too stuffy.
JFG - 18 Nov 2007 10:54

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