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The City Barge, Chiswick, W4

27 Strand On The Green
W4 3PH
Phone: 02089942148
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Tris C left this review about The City Barge

Another historic member of Chiswick’s riverside quartet, as the Navigators Arms, this one dating all the way back to 1484, during the reign of King Richard III, now under the reign of Greene King.
Another split-level pub, this less rambling than the Bulls Head and obviously subjected to some hefty modernisation, though touches such as wood panelling and leaded lights remain, probably dating from the ‘30s. There’s a herringbone parquet floor, shades of blue and white colour scheme, traditional furniture with some drum chairs. There are trendy framed prints or photos of yesteryear, lighting coming from a trademark spidery brass chandelier and filament sconces. Customers were all mixed locals, with a generally good atmosphere.
A cask selection offered two unused pumps then Wadworth 6X, GK Argy Bargy house ale and Landlord at a steep £2.90 half and ok.
This isn’t a bad place, but in terms of price, quality and authenticity, I’d take the Bulls Head next door in preference.

On 21st May 2023 - rating: 5
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The City Barge

Somehow I thought my visit here yesterday was to a new pub for me. But looking back at my notes, I can see I must have visited here in a crawl of Strand on the Green pubs many years ago. Nevertheless, I returned yesterday to find a modernised pub with nice views of the river Thames, which was noticeably low.

I entered from the street level into a bare boarded room, which serves as the bar. Stairs lead down to a more formal dining area and to the riverside terrace, where I sat. There is also an outdoor seating area on the street side. The pub enjoys its own car park here too.

The Argy Bargy pumpclip looked intriguing, but I was determined not to be lured into having a Greene King house beer. The 2 guest beers were Landlord & Grandstand, whilst another handpull was clipped with Lilley's Mango Cider, which I eventually chose. It wasn't cheap!

This pub has a location that will always be a decent selling point. But you will pay for it. Whilst I didn't look at the food, I'd imagine you'd need to be quite well off to afford a meal here.

On 28th August 2022 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The City Barge

A Greene King house based on the Thames Path,the stairway from the towpath in needed as spring tides will flood the path and the flood door may preclude any entrance or exit at very high tides,use the street level entrance.There are tables on the Path giving a pleasant spot.
Inside the main tap room is large,wide and quite faceless, with the bar running along the right wall,while at a lower level in the restaurant area unvisited by me.
Disappointingly although there were 7 handpumps only GK IPA,a house Argy Bargy 3.8% (probably GK crap) and an indestinct Sambrooks Wandle (NBSS 2).That's a poor selection.I didn't inspect the food menu .
If traversing the Thames Path,keep on walking.

On 4th September 2021 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Kew Bridge, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Chiswick, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The City Barge, W4
21st May 2023, 19:29
Review submitted by Tris C
28th Aug 2022, 10:52
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 August 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 August 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 August 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 28 August 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 May 2023 by Tris C
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