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George & Dragon, Acton, W3

183 High Street
W3
W3 9DJ
Phone: 02089923712
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The George & Dragon

Home to the Firefly Brewery; this one is quite an oddity... The alehouse-style façade does indeed give way to a series of dark and very traditional rooms, but these then lead to a large hall at the back with an island bar and a fair-sized brew-plant at the back. Five of six handpumps in operation, but these featured three guest ales and two ciders. The only 'house' beer available was the keg Early Doors, but this was a tasty brew. Several Clouded Minds beers also featured amongst the other craft offerings.

On 3rd June 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The George & Dragon

This High Street pub is Grade II listed and has a very unusual interior, with entry into a small front seating area which gives way to a snug-like mid section before you finally emerge into the main bar at the rear of the building. The front room is apparently the former main bar, but now acts purely as a seating area, with impressive dark wood panels and muted lighting creating an atmospheric spot. Traditional seating options line the perimeter of the room, broken only by the fireplace to the left with a large portrait hung above, whilst to the right, a board lists all of the pub's former landlords. If the front room is dark and atmospheric, the mid-section is positively gloomy, with some button backed furniture set into a simple recess, a few bits of taxidermy on a high shelf and yet virtually no light source, perhaps explaining why it was empty on a reasonably busy evening. The bare boarded main bar has a central island servery dominated by two huge art-nouveau statues stood on the rear part of the bar counter. To the rear, the room is taken over by a small brew plant - the home of the Dragonfly Brewery - with a couple of mightily impressive brewing coppers standing out. The room has limited seating aside from bar stools along the four sides of the counter, with just a few pews and low stools to the front and left. There is a marble framed fireplace on one wall and a nice mural on another, but the lack of soft furnishings makes the space a bit echo-prone and therefore not as relaxing as the front room. I noticed a jukebox in one corner and there was a very good selection of tunes playing throughout my stay, whilst a trip to the toilets entails a brief outdoor trip through the small side patio area.
I'd expected to find a few Dragonfly beers on, but only their 2 O'Clock Ordinary was available alongside guests in the shape of Liberation EPA and Clouded Minds Elisir. With one pump unused, two ciders from Milwright occupied the remaining handles and the keg range included some other small batch stuff admittedly including more from the in-house brewery. The barmaid who served me was very friendly and chatty and poured me a pretty good pint of the EPA.
I'd hoped that this place would be the highlight of may crawl around Acton and I think it just about edged it ahead of the Wetherspoons. I liked the quirky layout and distinctly different drinking areas this pub offered and thought the service and beer quality was as good as anything I'd encountered that day. I'd suggest this is the one pub to visit when in the area and would happily make a return visit.

On 27th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The George & Dragon

This is another Acton microbrewery, this one being the home of the Dragonfly Brewery. This is a TARDIS of a pub. You can see from the photographs that it's in the middle of a high street terrace, and on entering you are in what might be regarded as the main room, which is nicely panelled and sports a board naming all of the landlords/ladies back to the 18th Century. It's obviously a very old pub then. But to get a drink you have to walk past some more tables and chairs on the left into another large room with a vaulted ceiling at the very back of the building. There's a central island bar here, with the brewing apparats at the back of the room. Off to the right of this room, on the way to the toilets, is a bit of outside seating.

This pub also offers a CAMRA discount. We had a couple of pints of the 2 O'clock Ordinary, which seems to be their standard bitter, which, as you would expect, was in excellent shape. There were several other Dragonfly beers available, but for some reason I failed to note them. They clearly do food as we saw some people eating, but there weren't any menus on the tables when we dropped in at around (most appropriately considering what we were drinking) 2.0 PM.

This place is full of character, with ancient wood panelled walls, uneven black beams and posts. The reproductions of a couple of old masters in the front room is a nice feature as well. This pub is a must for anyone contemplating a crawl including Acton.

On 13th December 2015 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Acton Central, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
South Acton, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Acton Main Line, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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2nd Dec 2019, 20:25
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2nd Dec 2019, 20:25
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% on Dragonfly beers only - last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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