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Kilburn Bridge, Kilburn, NW6

77 Kilburn High Road
NW6
NW6 6HY
Phone: 02076245793
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Tris C left this review about Kilburn Bridge

This place dates from the mid-19th century as the Volunteer Hotel, later the Rifle Volunteer before going through a myriad style bar incarnations, later a Turkish restaurant. In March 2024, it was taken over by Craft Union and given one of their identikit makeovers.
It goes back a fair way with a part boarded, part carpeted floor, a little bare brick, grey wainscoting and off-white paint with trendy hanging light fittings. There appears to be an original bar back with added white tiles, games machines, multiple TVs showing the footie with commentary, sunken area to the rear with pool table then stairs up to a gallery-cum-mezzanine. Décor takes the form of a few random prints, then framed flyers advertising up-and-coming events; there are new swanky lavs, which aren’t to be sniffed at. Customers were more mixed than at Craft Union’s nearby Frankfort Arms.
There’s no cask here, just a basic fizz lineup, my half of Peroni costing £2.95 (.45p more than at the Frankfort 30 minutes earlier), served by a nondescript barman.
This place is a bit like a mini-‘spoons but with pool and sport, more upmarket – a somewhat anachronistic term for a Craft Union pub – than the Frankfort, but the Black Lion is a short walk up the road.

On 21st April 2024 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2032 recommendations about 1997 pubs]


David Walton left this review about Bokor

Going to do a ditto to last review of almost 7 years ago in that this place is now called the Kilburn Bridge - apparently the name change was in March according to the barman, but not 100% convinced of the chronological accuracy of that statement. Don’t know if it is me but previous name struck me as a plausible Turkish restaurant name!

There is a pool table at the back on the slightly sunken level and some stairs to a mezzanine level with some further tables. Clearly gearing up to show the Champions League games in a little while. Generally the atmosphere in the pub is agreeable.

This is a Craft Union pub so incredibly bland set of tap options. In spite of the name and offering changes over the near 10 years since Alan reviewed this pub I couldn’t escape the basic accuracy of his description and so had a pint of John Smiths in honour of the great man.

On 16th April 2024 - rating: 5
[User has posted 278 recommendations about 278 pubs]


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peter ashworth left this review about Betsy Smith

Betsy Smith is now called Bokor

On 18th May 2017 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2322 recommendations about 2278 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Kilburn High Road, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Brondesbury, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 0.78 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Kilburn Bridge, NW6
21st Apr 2024, 19:58
Review submitted by Tris C
 
16th Apr 2024, 19:59
Web Link submitted by aleand hearty approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/TNT. - last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up/down stairs. - last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 April 2024 by Tris C
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