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The Bell & Crown, W4

72 Strand-on-the-Green
W4
W4 3PF
Phone: 02089944164
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Fuller's

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Tris C left this review about The Bell & Crown

This pub is a bit of a newbie compared to some of these riverside pubs, dating from only the early 18th century as the Bell, renamed the Bell & Crown in 1787, this incarnation arriving only in 1907.
It’s as described below: multi-level, a fairly traditional interior with a good patina to the older woodwork, dark wood field panelling, duck egg paintwork, traditional furniture with oxblood studded banquettes. The bar array is less traditional, with a tubular steel gantry and modern back. Décor arrived in the form of trendy framed prints, then some taxidermy; customers were mixed, local and unobtrusive.
A Fuller’s range, with a half of Hophead costing a stiff £2.90 and fine.
This isn’t a half bad pub, but it really can’t compete with the Bull’s Head a short walk to the south-east.

On 21st May 2023 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bell & Crown

This is a decent sized Fullers pub on the Thames Path, close to Fullers’ offices a short distance up the road. The bar is in the front part of the pub, with a nice servery down the right-hand wall boasting some fine woodwork features around the L-shaped counter and bar back. High tables and stools under the front windows provide basic seating options for drinkers, whilst lounge-style furniture emerge further into the room, which opens out a lot past the end of the bar. There’s a basic brick fireplace to the left, where the walls have nice panelling and a dark paint scheme and have been decorated with contemporary art and various classic board and pub game boards. A pillar towards the rear has some nice etched glass panes on it, and left of this is a door out to the riverside garden, with a modern etched glass pane in the door depicting a river scene. The space to the right leads you through to a separate dining room which has plenty more seating and a smart colour scheme, with a few seats in the rear section having good river views. The garden has a small raised decked area and a number of picnic benches along the path, although this wasn’t enough for a large post-work crowd, who also perched on the riverbank wall, which is very high above the river, so make sure you’re still steady on your feet before sitting here. With this being the Thames Path, it’s busy with walkers, joggers and cyclists, and so collisions are a very real possibility if you’re not vigilant moving around out here.
Just the three cask ales available on this visit - Fullers London Pride, Gales Seafarers and Dark Star Hophead, with the latter coming in at £5.00 a pint. The Hophead was in pretty good condition and the barmaid was very friendly in spite of a packed crowd.
This seemed like a nice Fullers pub which benefits from its prime location, but was nice enough inside to merit an extended stay regardless. The beer was in good nick, service was friendly and prompt and whilst there was nothing beyond the location to elevate this above your average Fullers pub experience, it was pleasant enough to recommend the short detour from Kew Bridge.

On 6th November 2022 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Bell & Crown

A Fuller's tied house,with entrances both from the Thames Path and street level,beware at high spring tides the towpath becomes impassable and the tables here unusable.There is a raised lower Cobblers Bar(dining area) which will stay dry but you can't enter from the towpath,climb the metal stairway to the main body of the pub.
The decor is tidy and refurbished to look old,faux wood panelling much used.There is a small conservatory with seating giving great Thames views.Opposite the bar is a charming spot with a wood burner and two side fitted benches with brittania tables,a great spot in the dead of winter.Towards the street entrance there is a long high bench seat running below the window.An open kitchen churns out good looking food with a Friday fish special menu and a short regular menu from a named chef with a median main £15.
I was just in for a beer ,the 4 handpumps were offering Fullers London Pride,Olivers Island (NBSS 2.5) and Dark Star Hophead.
Slightly too food orientated to feel comfortable for a session and the ale selection is lighweight.

On 4th September 2021 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Kew Bridge, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Kew Gardens, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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21st May 2023, 19:32
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21st May 2023, 19:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 06 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 November 2022 by Pub SignMan
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