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The Hero of Maida, W9

55 Shirland Road
W9 2JD
Phone: 02072669198
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Hero of Maida

Heavily gastroised,this street corner pub will always be popular with diners,and the very high ceiling and little in the way of wall decoration together with a wooden floor creates a noisy atmosphere where most punters seem to shout in order to be heard.Candles on each table seemed unnecessary while there is a first floor dining room if you want a calmer atmosphere.The seating is around the perimeter with two wings away from the bar which appear the best place to sit and sup.
Three handpumps offered Timothy Taylor Landlord,Sambrook Wandle and Tiny Rebel Cwtch (not on great form).Nothing special here,there are more interesting pubs not far away.

On 6th January 2019 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Hero of Maida

Reopened a few days ago as The Hero of Maida, taking its name from an Edgware Road pub of the same name which closed in 1992. The eponymous hero was Major General Sir John Stuart who defeated the French at the Battle of Maida in Italy, 1806.
As before, this is quite a grand affair but sensibly restrained - they could really have gone over the top here. As I recall, it's little different from before, probably to save money but also because the paint had barely dried on the former refurbishment before it closed. The exposed brick fireplaces still lack real fires which is a shame and there's an attractive zinc bar top. The polychromatic encaustic bar apron is still in situ, original or not I can't tell and the floor is covered with bare oak boards. The lower walls are dark grey field panelled, white paint above to the white ceiling with its ornate roses and recessed downlighters. Simple spherical lamps hang from the ceiling above the bar and further lighting is contemporary. Tables are basic and wooden; furniture consists of green leatherette banquettes to much of the periphery and wooden chairs with studded red leatherette. A multitude of prints of every kind of photograph hang from a wall and the pub's frontage can concertina open to afford a view of the estate across the road to the accompaniment of traffic noise which competes with the muted music on the stereo. There's a decked, two-tiered garden with unlit steps to challenge the drinker at night. Finally, lavatories are very modern but equally very small.
Ales: Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Adnams Ghost Ship and Thornbride's Jaipur at a relatively reasonable £4.40 a pint and very good too.
This is a decent place, better and slightly more homely than the previous incarnation though certainly no boozer. It does however probably have the best and least expensive ale selection in the W9 area, so that's worth something.

On 9th May 2018 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Truscott Arms

Bright and airy gastro-pub with large windows, a high ceiling and light decor. 'U'-shaped bar with tables in a mix of sizes, supplemented by a few benches out front and a split-level decking / patio beer garden to the rear. Relaxed atmosphere. Wandle, Moncada Notting Hill Blonde (£4.40) and Redemption Big Chief available from three of four handpumps.

On 3rd May 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Paddington, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Kilburn High Road, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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6th Jan 2019, 12:43
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
6th Jan 2019, 12:43
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 April 2013 by moby duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 May 2018 by Tris C
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Last inspected: September 25th 2018
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