User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
New pub visits 2020 with Delboy20 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Greystoke
Image posted by Rex Rattus
Submitted on Friday, 20th September 2019
With picture contributions to 1077 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (5 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Greystoke, North Ealing, W5

7 Queens Parade
W5
W5 3HU
Correct details

Pub Type

John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

Served areas

Reviews of The Greystoke (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Pub SignMan left this review about The Greystoke

This is a large, opened out pub with a spacious L-shaped interior, next to North Ealing tube station. The place has seemingly had a fairly recent refurbishment and appeared to have been fitted out to a pretty decent spec, making it quite a comfy and pleasant place to relax over a pint. There is nice carpeting throughout the pub, with plenty of chairs, button backed banquettes and smart tub chairs filling much of the front section, whilst also leaving a good degree of standing room closer to the bar. The servery has a grey panelled counter and a nice dark wood and mirrored bar back with a few modern white tile sections here and there, all topped off with some crappy corporate blackboards. A large screen to the left of the entrance was showing a live football match, whilst smaller screens through the rest of the pub were tuned to horse racing and rugby transmissions. The room runs a good way back down the left-hand side where more banquette, chair and high stool seating can be found, as well as a T-shaped, low partitioning screen in the centre of the room, which allowed for a few more banquettes to be added in booth-like formations. Some nice London Underground themed pictures were on display alongside naff London landmarks wallpaper and there were a few nice etched glass screens partitioning the tables along the left-hand wall. Another screen back here was showing muted football whilst pop tunes played in the background.
I counted six handpulls which were offering a choice of Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale, Taylors Landlord, Wimbledon Copper Leaf and a real cider, with the final pump out of action. A very friendly barmaid served up a nice pint of the Copper Leaf at a reasonable £3.95 and I was quite content drinking this in the comfortable surrounds provided by this pub.
I thought this was quite a good example of how a large station pub can be opened out, modernised and yet still appeal to a wide range of customers. The (mostly) tasteful refurb, good range of differentiated seating areas and well-kept beer all appealed, and I’d happily pop in here again the next time I use the station.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2512 recommendations about 2512 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Rex Rattus left this review about The Greystoke

Visiting a previously unreviewed pub in London can be a hit and miss affair, with many more misses than hits. But this one bucks the trend a bit, as it’s really not too bad. Being a Greene King pub it obviously had on IPA and Abbot, but also had on Wimbledon Brewery Copper Leaf, Timothy Taylor Landlord as well as Rosies Pig Raspberry Cloudy Cider. They do food at the usual times of course, including the usual pub grub. They do what looked like a good lunch club meal deal for £7.99 including a baked potatoe or good range of sandwiches; a “side” with could be chips, coleslaw, or soup, plus a pint. Unfortunately the pint is restricted to the Greene King ales – shame they couldn’t include a guest ale, even if a supplement had to be paid. Reminds me of a ‘spoons in the bad old days. The cheese in my sandwich was rubbery rubbish, was grated unnecessarily, and the chips were salted unnecessarily. The chutney was good though. I suppose you don’t expect much for £7.99.

But this isn’t a food rant. The Abbot was in good condition, and the English mustard was good quality from Waitrose! The pub itself is OK, and Greene King haven’t wrecked it like they have with so many of their pubs by painting everything that doesn’t move grey and ripping up the carpets and putting in crap modern bare-boarding. Furnishings are typical, with tall tables/tall stools, normal tables and chairs, one or two armchairs and fixed bench seating. Something for everyone then. It was actually quite well patronised at Thursday lunchtime, with a large group of young blokes occupying the tall tables at the front of the pub. There’s a bit ot outside seating at the side of the pub.

I was looking for a Tarzan connection but couldn’t spot one. I guess neither Tarzan nor ERB came from North Ealing. I thought this was a decent enough pub without being anything very special. A couple of guest ales is good going for a Greene King pub, and perhaps (being generous) I was unlucky with my food choice.

On 20th September 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2577 recommendations about 2495 pubs]

External web links for The Greystoke

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Ealing Broadway, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Acton Main Line, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Acton Central, 1.86 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Greystoke, W5
25th Oct 2019, 18:32
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
20th Sep 2019, 21:21
Picture submitted by Rex Rattus approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 23 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 February 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 February 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 September 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed