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The Bollo House, W4

13 Bollo Lane
W4
W4 5LR
Phone: 02089946037
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Tris C left this review about The Bollo House

Dating from 1880, this was originally the Railway Tavern, the origins of the current name – Bollo House – dating from 2001, shortened to the Bollo in 2005.
There’s some attractive exterior green tiling, but once inside there’s less titivation; I missed the admittedly very attractive lantern. Otherwise, there’s a modern boarded floor and three-quarter height natural wood panelling topped with dark grey paint, then a mid-grey colour scheme, with a white Anaglypta ceiling. The bar back is a mix of pale wood and bare brick painted pale grey, furniture being mixed conventional, though there’s a substantial gulf between the tables to the periphery and bar, resulting in a yawning no man’s land, though the website shows that once there was furniture here. Tables to the rear are laid for dining (yet not a single diner) and lighting is conventional, whilst décor comprised just a few framed prints; a trip to the bog revealed very swanky lavs. Aside from myself, there were just four other customers, one woman fawning over a dog and making baby voices at it; all other five pubs visited were doing a roaring trade, yet this was ghostly by comparison.
A trio of ales: Twickenham Strange Brew, Sambrook’s Wandle and Junction, price forgotten and lacking in condition, served by an antipodean barman who was similarly lacking in condition, judging by his communication skills.
This place isn’t bad as such, but it’s deathly dull; the lack of mid floor seating makes the place look a bit windswept and clinical; the Swan is a similar distance from the Tube in the other direction and offers considerably more.

On 16th November 2022 - rating: 4
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Malden man left this review about The Bollo

Probably once a decent back street local, this place has seemingly decided to go upmarket, certainly on the food front. Options included roast lamb chump, something called champ, wilted spinach and rosemary jus for a mere £17.50 or roast atlantic cod fillet, pink fir potatoes, spinach, chorizo and aoli, £16.. The lack of pie chips, peas and gravy was a bit of an issue.
As a pub however it wasn't that bad, if a bit poncy, an L-shaped room with a polished boarded floor, candles on the tables, a nice fireplace and a domed rooflight. Some exposed brickwork behind the bar, friendly service and the presence of a shelf of games softened the gastro feel a bit.
Four real ales on, Ascot Winter Reserve, Sharp's Cornish Coaster, GK IPA and Suffolk Brewery Porter.
I'm happy for pubs like this to go a bit foody providing it is not to the detriment of the drinker if that is what they need to keep going. They actually manage this well here, I liked it, felt comfortable but probably will not eat here unless they get some pies and gravy in.

On 3rd January 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bollo

This is a late Victorian pub originally named the Railway Tavern. There's some lovely original green tiling on the exterior, but little of heritage inside as it's been largely opened up and stripped out over the years. Even though this is still a Greene King pub, the ale choice has taken a massive upturn since the previous reviewers' visits, with GK IPA, Ascot Winter Reserve, Cornish Coaster, and Southwark Porter on, plus a couple more handpumps unclipped.

Food is still clearly a major player, although I didn't sense that those just wanting a drink were out of place here, so in just about every respect it's improved since Steve C's visit back in 2008. I didn't look at the menu, although I believe that one of my companions did, for amusement value obviously as he certainly wasn't planning to eat here as I gather there were no pies, chips, mushy peas and gravy on the menu!

I quite enjoyed my visit here. My two companions and I sat at a standard table with ordinary chairs, and enjoyed a decent pint of real ale. That works for me.

On 3rd January 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
South Acton, 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kew Bridge, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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16th Nov 2022, 17:45
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20th Apr 2019, 16:04
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Tables at front - last updated 08 September 2009 by Old Blue
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10%. - last updated 22 December 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Selective. - last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 20.00. - last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 16 November 2022 by Tris C
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