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The Bulls Head, Chiswick, W4

15 Strand On The Green
W4
W4 3PQ
Phone: 02089941204
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Chef & Brewer (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Bulls Head

A historic pub this, dating from the early 18th century, grade II-listed and run by Chef & Brewery, who I though had gone bust in the ‘90s.
Another of the three out of four Chiswick riverside pubs that require a walk up a flight of steps to reach the bar area and judging by the rambling, multi-area interior and seemingly old, exposed beams, I wouldn’t be surprised if much of the original pub remains. The floor is part carpeted, part boarded then walls are patterned wallpaper, duck egg green paint with some bare brick to at least one chimney breast. Lighting came courtesy of trendy glass shades with filament bulbs, furniture is mainly traditional with a few anachronistic modern pieces, décor comprising trendy framed prints. Customers were a mixed local bunch, the screaming baby an unwelcome touch.
Ales offered were Abbot, GK IPA, Twickenham’s Full Lotus ‘Coming Soon’, then Black Sheep at £2.70 a half and in excellent shape, served by a chatty barman.
This is comfortably the best of the four Chiswick riverside pubs and probably the best pub in W4.

On 21st May 2023 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Bulls Head

Another Greene King tied house but all together more autentic that the nearby City Barge with lots of nooks and crannies.You enter by a flight of well worn steps,necessary to keep out high spring tides.The L shaped bar is immediately infront and although the 4 handpumps must offer GK IPA and Abbott ,two guest ales are allowed ,on my visit Black Sheep Bitter (NBSS 3) and TT Landlord which had just run out.I wandered around the interior ,there is a corridor with some tables above the descent to the gents but keep going to find a raised snug with room for about 15 folk,with great views over the Thames and lots of character.A board here tells of the escape from the pub of Oliver Cromwell (surely not having a session !) via a tunnel to Oliver's Island,although this might be fanciful.
There are inexpensive lunchtime options until 4pm,then a slight premium for pub grub,but I wasn't in for food.
There is more seating by the front windows opoosite the bar and large bench seating on the Path, this pub is worth a squint.A better ale range would have added a point.

On 4th September 2021 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Bulls Head

Terrible experience. The bar staff were absolutely run ragged. There appeared to be one bloke trying to manage two bars who kept disappearing and various others who would come behind the bar, table service people and then disappear.

After 15 frustrating minutes, I was served.

I came in for a Timothy Taylor and was delighted they had Boltmaker - a rarity (outside Skipton). It was served almost frozen and was pretty poor.

I had fond memories of this place from many years ago, but its either a victim of its own success or run by inadequate staff.

On 21st June 2015 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Chiswick, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Kew Bridge, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bulls Head, W4
21st May 2023, 18:49
Review submitted by Tris C
 
4th Sep 2021, 12:17
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 01 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 21 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 June 2016 by Tris C
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