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Town Wharf, Isleworth

Swan Street

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Graham Coombs left this review about Town Wharf

A big purpose-built waterside Sam Smiths pub, with extensive decking overlooking the river, including the first floor bar (not always open). The interior has gone fully traditional, with a beamed ceiling, tiled floor, lots of dark wood and leather benched seating. There is even a pool table in a room at the end. All very smart and swish which accounts for the prices that would have Humphrey's Yorkshire patrons spluttering in their beer. The downside is no cask ale.

On 30th November 2023 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Town Wharf

2 floor Sam Smiths pub with a riverside location (riverside terrace). Obviously no surprises beer wise but the the pub is worth visiting. Located just down from The Swan Inn.

On 18th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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John Bonser left this review about The Town Wharf

Visited in June 2010

Situated just downstream from the London Apprentice, on which I have just posted, is the much less well known Town Wharf, a two-storey Sam Smith's pub built to resemble somewhat a Swiss chalet.In true Sam's style, it is unbadged and also unsignposted from the main road, hidden away at the end of a quiet side street in an area of new build offices and apartments.

As you'd expect from Sam's, the interior is very traditional - if not original - with a nice carpeted snug on the left of the main central bar with leather banquettes and old photos and a room with a pool table on the right, similarly furnished. The floor is tiled and there's some stained glass partitions.

The outside decking affords a view of Isleworth Ait in the middle of the River Thames, but you can't see the towpath on the opposite bank of the river and the view is less impressive than further upstream. Steps lead from this decking to an upstairs bar, but this was not open on my recent visit.

Notably, this pub appears to have a small band of regulars - perhaps for the cheaper beer. The Sam Smiths OBB is cheap at £ 1.99p of course and it's on the handpump as well.

First time visitors to the area will probably want to go to the better known London Apprentice, but, assuming you can find it, the Town Wharf is a more than acceptable alternative and is likely to be less busy.

On 18th October 2010 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Town Wharf

On this occasion the upstairs bar was closed in preparation for a private party, leaving the ground floor bar the only one in use. This looks like a new build pub built as part of the redevelopment of the immediate area. The downstairs bar seemed to be pretty comfortable with banquettes, a couple of sofas, and normal tables and chairs. There is a tiled floor, which is a little unusual. The main feature of this pub (for me anyway) is the outside decking area with views overlooking the river and Isleworth Ait. The setting is quite spectacular, but one downside is the fact that it is underneath the Heathrow flight path.
Being a Sam Smith’s pub the ale choice is limited to put it mildly, but they did have the handpump version of Old Brewery Bitter on. The food on offer was reasonably priced typical pub grub. I had the steak and ale pie, plus chips and veg, which was just about OK for the £5.95 I paid, but it would have been better had it not been subjected to the ping/ding treatment. I certainly would not bother visiting this pub for either the food or the beer, but the views are worth the effort as long as you are not fussed about the food quality or choice of beers.

On 13th July 2010 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Town Wharf

The downstairs bar was closed as would seem to be the norm. The first floor bar is split into two main areas, with comfortable seating consisting of well upholstered benches and back to back chesterfield type sofas through the middle of the main room. A small area at the far end is semi-seperated, and is a bit like a snug. Large windows let in plenty of light, and make the most of the aspect to the river. The decor, as one would expect, is mainly prints of river views. Various board games and dominoes are available for use.
The outdoor terrace comes into its own on a fine day, and naturally also has great river views. It is nice to see that there is no need for plastic glasses outside too.
The pub was however quieter than I'd expect on a sunny afternoon, but it is a little off the beaten track and will not get much passing trade.
Sam Smith's OBB on handpump, £1.99 a pint. Is it me or is Sam Smith's nearly always served a little cold wherever you find it?

On 11th April 2010 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Town Wharf

It took me a while to find my way up to the top bar (bottom was closed) and I have to admit to being shocked to find myself walking into a Sam Smiths pub as this is the first one I have been into out of London.

SS pubs usually have some sort of wow factor about them and this one is no exception. A good looking 2 bar/2 floor pub with lovely views of the Thames from the large decked terraces. The barmaid was polite enough on my visit and the beer was very cheap, as you would expect.

I'm not a big SS fan but this pub is well worth a visit, especially if the sun is shining.

On 30th September 2008 - rating: 8
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