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The Packhorse & Talbot, W4

145 Chiswick High Road
W4 2DT
Phone: 02089940360
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of The Packhorse & Talbot (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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john gray left this review about The Packhorse & Talbot

Not a pub I would use regularly but they have 4 beers usually from regional brewers.My Adnam,s was okay.

On 9th November 2013 - rating: 6
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John Bonser left this review about The Packhorse & Talbot

Update – December 2012

Now branded as a Taylor Walker pub, this is a large cavernous main road pub with adjoining areas served by a central three sided bar and very much a generic chain pub feel.

On my recent Saturday morning visit, I counted a total of 7 TV screens dotted around the pub showing the Wigan v Arsenal game. Whilst the volume was not over loud, it would have been nice to have had a TV free area.

Beers on were Doom Bar, Thwaites Wainwright and Santa’s Spirit from the Sole Bay Brewery, which I presume is Adnams, although the pump clip wasn’t in the usual Adnams house style and shape. It was pretty good, although no one else in the pub seemed to be drinking it.

It’s OK for a quick pint in passing, I suppose, but The Tabard ( near the Tube Station ) is likely to have a better beer range.

Original review - June 2010

The Packhorse and Talbot is a large roadhouse type of pub on the main Chiswick High Road.

Outside the pub, an information board tells us that a talbot acted as a guide dog for a traveller with a pack horse, and that this pub was simply called The Pack Horse between 1698 and 1811. It was frequently confused with the other Pack Horse ( this being The Old Pack Horse - the Fullers pub further down on the other side of the road ).

The Packhorse and Talbot is part of the Punch Taverns empire and is a typical large chain pub outlet with a variety of different areas and that rather generic impersonal feel that such pubs often have. There's a few TV screens dotted about and a food orientated area at the back of the pub, but it's one of those pubs that's trying to be all things to all men. In this respect, it's a notable exception to the rule for Chiswick.

On my recent Sunday afternoon visit, it was doubtful whether the John Bonser 3 minute service standard was met, despite their being hardly any other customers waiting. Beers on were GK Abbot, London Pride and Youngs London Gold. The London Gold - £ 2.75p - was in reasonable form and probably represents better value for money than the London Pride at £ 3.15p.

This is one of those typical template pubs that are difficult to specifically like or dislike, and I'm not putting it down for a return visit any time soon.

On 7th January 2013 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Packhorse & Talbot

Large open plan pub with a central square bar. 4 real ales and food served.

On 1st March 2012 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
South Acton, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Chiswick, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Packhorse & Talbot, W4
25th Jun 2019, 21:20
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25th Jun 2019, 21:20
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 01 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 January 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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