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The Alliance, NW6

42 Mill Lane
NW6
NW6 1NR
Phone: 02077942860
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Tris C left this review about The Alliance

Dating from 1886, this pub is in the northernmost reaches of West Hampstead, midway between Kilburn and Cricklewood. I went to rehearsals for a cub scout play around the corner from here in the mid-‘70s and suspect that cub leaders probably imbibed here in between acts.
The Alliance was taken over by new owners in March, so it’s no surprise that the previous review no longer applies. I arrived on a Thursday evening to a quiz with a massive number of contestants; indeed, I was told that the pub had been made over for the quiz, but that I was welcome to drink out front on the pavement – with a foul-mouthed old git; cheers. I didn’t get a real look at the interior through being ejected, but it appears to be modernised with contemporary furniture and young professional customers.
There was a cider on as well as two ales in the form of Brakspear’s Gravity and Purity’s Pure Gold at £2.50 a half and nice.
It’s good to see that this pubis well patronised but what kind of place holds a quiz on a Thursday? Pub entertainments are held at the start of the week when business is slow. Either way, denying entry to a person because of a quiz, isn’t really the way to treat customers; if I lived locally, I’d drink elsewhere.

On 9th July 2022 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1532 recommendations about 1510 pubs]


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Steve C left this review about The Alliance

The Alliance is a local’s boozer on Mill Lane halfway between West Hampstead and Kilburn. The pub is split in two with the right hand side being more like a public bar with the inclusion of a pool table, dartboard and a plasma screen that compliments the projector screen when football is on Sky Sports. The left hand ‘lounge’ bar also has a couple of plasma screens for showing the sports and some inoffensive background music is usually playing throughout. I’ve always found the staff and governor to be more than friendly and this place is known for having the odd lock-in! There is a standard and premium draught selection and the three hand pumps were drawing Edmunds, Olde Trip and a Hardys and Hansons on my previous visit. Pub food is served during the week and the roast available from midday until 18:00 on Sundays comes highly recommended from yours truly.

There is a disabled toilet and an access ramp is at the entrance next to a couple of picnic tables.

It’s never been that busy in here when I’ve visited so it has lacked some atmosphere, but there is a quiz on Thursdays from 20:30 and I’ve never been in on a weekend night when I imagine it much busier. One could do a lot worse than popping in here for a couple of pints if in the local area.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3948 recommendations about 3925 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
West Hampstead Thameslink, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
West Hampstead, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Brondesbury, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Alliance, NW6
9th Jul 2022, 19:04
Review submitted by Tris C
 
31st May 2022, 14:31
Request to mark pub as open by Rex Rattus approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Covered front pavement seating. - last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursdays 20.00. - last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 January 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 09 July 2022 by Tris C
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