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The General Eliott, Uxbridge

St. Johns Road

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Punch Taverns

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Delboy 20 left this review about The General Eliott

Nice pub just outside the town centre alongside the canal. Mad Goose, London Pride and Tribute on when I called. I went for the Mad Goose which was fine. I would happily call again.

On 6th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Thuck Phat left this review about The General Eliott

The General Eliot is a fair bit smarter than on my previous visit many years ago although the refurb has left an undistinguished interior with just a boarded area at the back of the central bar of note. I'd guess that this is where their regular live bands play.
Outside though is a very pleasant terrace overlooking the Grand Union and the boatyard on the other side. The pub seems popular with boaters and welcomes them.
Food was going well on our lunchtime visit with the menu listing standard pub grub at sensible prices with omelettes being something of a feature.
Beers on were London Pride, Wells Bombardier Burning Gold and Adnams Ghost Ship. Uninspiring but for the latter which was in top condition and flew down.
For me this is the best spot in Uxbridge for a decent pint.

On 19th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The General Eliott

Rex hits the key points,I think the canalside garden is quite charming and there is also a covered area if the weather isnt great.The gate from the towpath gives easy access for boaters and there are often bohemian boat folk knocking about.The open plan interior has an interesting collage of pictures of old Uxbridge,and sadly highlights the wanton destruction of parts of the town by 60's planners.
The ale choice was also identical to Rex's visit,my Adnams Ghost Ship was on fine form and sailed through the three pint test.The food menu looked bog standard pub grub but live music is offered every Friday and Saturday night and there is a no frills community feel to the boozer ,which has been nicely refurbed since my last visit .Best canalside pub in the area,and as it turned out the best real ale found in Uxbridge on a crawl of the town centre boozers.Worth a revisit,and great if you like to see boating action as the boatyard over the otherside is well renown and always busy with craftsmen doing their thing.

On 16th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The General Eliott

A small brass plate under a print of the eponymous general helpfully informs us that this pub is named after Augustus Eliott, Baron Heathfield 1717-1790 - Defender of Gibraltar. Defending it against the Spanish I suppose. There's a peninsular bar on the left hand side of the room; some flagstone flooring near the bar; a bit of a carpetted area on the right; with some bare boards at the back. Furnishings seem to be exclusively banquettes and normal tables and chairs, and there's a large brick built fireplace on the right with an exposed brickwork breast (oo-er!). A door at the back leads out to some outside seating by the canal - it seems just about every pub near here has a waterside location.

This pub had three ales on - London Pride, Bombardier Gold, and Adnam's Ghost Ship (£1.75 a half). The illustrated menu features mainly pub grub - as an example the General Burger, plus chips and coleslaw, is £6.95. A board outside advertised lunchtime deals, with the sandwiches at £2 a pop including chips looking a good bet. Live entertainment seems to be on every Friday and Saturday.

This is probably the the best of the three canalside pubs along this stretch of the road; it certainly had the best ale selection on my Friday afternoon visit, even though three on, including a couple of the usual suspects, certainly isn't exceptional. It struck me as a pub the locals would use for a drink. I quite liked it.

On 1st March 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The General Eliott

One of three canalside pubs to the west of Uxbridge town centre, and the least unattractive of a rather sad-looking lot. However, the pub is more interesting inside but still in definite need of some refurbishment. The central 'U'-shaped bar separates the two seating areas, with the far end of the side facing the canal being used for live music (each Friday and Saturday). The exterior and interior signage indicates plenty of other regular events being held too. Substantial patio area, part-covered, between the building and the canal. A bank of four handpumps can be found on each side of the bar, with the operational ones offering Pride, Doom Bar and Spitfire (not in the freshest condition unfortunately). Reasonably busy on a Sunday lunchtime for the roast lunches, but we tried a couple of other menu items which were tasty and excellent value.

On 8th January 2012 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The General Eliott

The pub has a pleasant canalside location and benefits from a large garden area seperated from the towpath by a picket fence. A listed building dating from the late 18th century, the frontage from the road features a projecting cantilevered bay window, reminiscent of an old sailing ship.
The pub seems to have a community focus with different events advertised throughout the week such as karaoke, quiz night, cash bingo, and live music.
A large blackboard behind the bar advertised what look to be excellent value meals (i don't know what the quality is like) and lunchtime sandwiches from just £1.50. Pensioners get a 10% discount on meals.
The pub itself is a one roomed affair with the bar in the middle, the front section has a flagstone floor, the rear is carpeted. Mostly traditional seating at green banquettes, chairs and stools. Decor includes framed pictures of various coarse fish and some books arranged on top of a fireplace. Unusually the ceiling is partly wooden boarded.
The pub felt a little tired to me and the seating wasn't in great condition, so a bit of general maintenance and tidying up wouldn't go amiss.
Two sets of four pumps each side of the bar with three in use, repeated on each bank. London Pride, Doom Bar and Adnam's Broadside. I opted for the Doom Bar but it wasn't in great shape to be honest, slightly hazy and a little flat. There were a few other customers in but all looked to be on the lager.
Without the canalside location and garden this would be a very mediocre pub indeed.

On 24th March 2011 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The General Eliott

Fairley large single bar pub selling up to 3 real ales.Outside seating area overlooking the Grand Union Canal.

On 10th December 2008 - rating: 6
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