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George IV, Chiswick, W4

185 Chiswick High Road
W4 2DR
Phone: 02089944624

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Graham Coombs left this review about George IV

Although tarted up for the Chiswick clientele, this remains a fairly solid pub with some good traditional features, in contrast to some others in the neighbourhood. There are some nice glass and carved wood features, including the substantial central bar. Two (almost) duplicated sets of 6 handpumps offered ESB, London Pride and Seafarers from Fullers, with guests from Sambrooks, Wimbledon and Siren and a cider. Even a clump of craft taps looked more interesting than average. A good effort.

On 23rd August 2023 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about George IV

Originally the Bostons Arms and dating from the late 18th century, this pub was rebuilt in 1932, though had been renamed the George IV around 1820.
This is a large, opened-out space with a modern boarded or tiled floor, three-quarter height dark wood field panelling, a little bare brick to at least one chimney breast, then some patterned wallpaper. There are trendy framed prints – a trademark of Chiswick pubs – then traditional furniture; customers were many, no doubt attracted by the very good open mic night, a mixed age bunch.
The pub would still surprise the previous reviewer, as along with the predictable Fuller’s tiller girls, there were also Hophead, Siren Suspended in Comet and Fyne Ales Vital Spark at an absolutely obscene £3.15 a half, though fine.
This pub is ok and certainly one of the better offerings along Chiswick High Road, but the higher-than-central-London prices knocks the score.

On 21st May 2023 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about George IV

Being a Fuller's pub you would think that the ales on handpump would be predictable, but I got a very pleasant surprise in here. As well as London Pride, ESB, Chiswick and Spring Sprinter, they also had on Moles Brewery Elmo's Fire, and Head in a Hat Doctor Brown (£4.05 a pint). According to London Drinker this latter ale is a collaboration between Head in a Hat and Ron Pattinson to re-create brews from yesteryear, and Doctor Brown is the first, based on a Barclay Perkins 1928 recipe. I liked it very much and would have it again if I see it. There was also a cider called Lily the Pink. There were no sarnies on the menu. There are a couple of veggie main courses under a tenner, but the next cheapest was the cod & chips at £12.

This place has been rather sumptiously madeover, like so many Fuller's pubs. In the window alcoves are raised areas with low upholstered benches, with one of the areas having something looking like a sea-chest doing duty as a low table. On the left is a brick fireplace, with the standard clutch of sofas in front of it. On the chimney breast is mounted a stuffed badger, apparently named Phil (unusual or what?) and I saw a stag's head and stuffed weasel on the wall behind the bar. There are one or two tall tables/tall stools around the place, but it's mainly normal, and good quality, tables and chairs in here. Flooring is a mix of bare boards and tiles. There were sprays of daffodils on all the tables - all quite genteel really.

There's a garden at the back on the left, and on the right there's a staircase apparently leading up to a games room (not investigated). The beer range is good, with, somewhat unusually for Fuller's, a couple of guest ales on. This one's well worth a visit if you're in the area.

On 11th April 2015 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about George IV

Good, busy Fullers pub with the seasonal range always available. Good rear patio. Comedy club on fri/sat.Still has a traditional feel about it.

On 9th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about George IV

A rare, traditional-ish pub among the many modern, food-centered bars along Chiswick High Road. Fuller's have obviously done the place up a bit at some stage, but it retains a good selection of alcoves and other seating areas. Also has a decent patio garden out back. Six real ales on, including an excellent pint of Discovery (which at £3.00 was a bit cheaper than I was expecting for the area).

On 16th September 2009 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about George IV

A large Fuller's pub selling their full range of beers. Wood and glass abound.

On 18th January 2009 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about George IV

Upon my visit to the George IV I found 4 barmaids behind the bar. One was cleaning cutlery whilst another two were counting stock and the forth was having trouble using the till. After about four minutes of me standing there like a mug a local that was waiting for his whisky to be topped up lost his patience and shouted at them. A stunned barmaid approached and asked if I wanted anything. I asked for a half of Carling and was served a pint. The usual lagers were available along with ESB, Pride, London Porter and Discovery. There was a very nice display of Pride bottles, cups and glasses behind the bar, but I wonder how long the punters had to wait to be served whilst it was erected.

It's a very big pub with a patio garden and some seating outside at the front. At the back of the pub there are some stairs leading skywards which I think lead to more seating. There is a raised area at the front between the entrances with some tables and chairs at the windows and a bonus was that they do have a dartboard.

Apart from the staff being oblivious to the customers I quite like this pub, even though it is not the cheapest.

On 25th April 2008 - rating: 7
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