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The Havelock Tavern, Brook Green, W14

57 Masbro Road
W14
W14 0LS
Phone: 02076035374
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Tris C left this review about The Havelock Tavern

Dating from 1869, this is a gentrified backstreet pub in a rather anonymous but pleasant place called Brook Green with the ten years' worth of restaurant accolades from the likes of Michelin and Hardon's encountered by Steve having increased by 60% in the ensuing six years since his visit.
The interior is rather standard, predictable gastropub with the likes of lots of bare wood and chunky furniture with a white tiled bar back. There appeared to be about four pumps, though I didn't sample the beer as I had to stay sharp. Unusually for me though, I did have a meal in the form of the Sunday roast which, priced at 19.5 units, turned out to be something of a curate's egg. The veg was very nice: roasties, a glazed carrot, chard, braised red cabbage, parsnip purée and horseradish which looked homemade. However, it was the meat of the meal - literally - that disappointed. The roast beef was nice and pink and seemed well rested, but it was cut too thick and seemingly against the grain which made it rather tough. There was a much welcome Yorkshire pudding which was huge. It was also dark brown rather than golden, a sign that it was overcooked. It was also incredibly dry which gives the impression that it was cooked without fats which would have rendered it lusciously chewy. A teaspoon of fat - ideally lard - should be heated in the roasting tray until very hot before the batter mix is plopped in with the whole returned to the oven and cooked until golden. My three eating partners' meals though looked suitably appetising and were universally given the thumbs-up. Indeed, the pub was full and most if not all were dining.
This is probably a great local community pub, serving its customers well, but it's not something to seek out, especially with the annoying squealing dog in the corner.

On 9th December 2019 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Havelock Tavern

A corner pub in the gentrified backstreets, with a nice tiled exterior but inside has been thoroughly gutted and fitted out with plain wood tables in an upmarket dining approach. There is a small patio to the rear also. Four handpumps offered Truman's Lazurus and Greene King IPA, with Yardbird just finished, and there were a few crafty things on tap also. Probably suited to its neighbourhood but not worth going out of your way for.

On 30th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Havelock Tavern

Attractive corner pub, with distinctive dark-blur tiling and other restrained detailing (but I was surprised to learn on an earlier visit that it was originally two separate shops). Thoroughly revamped in gastro-pub style inside, with the old doors on the apex and along the side street no longer in use, what is now the main entrance off Masbro Road accessed over the wooden cellar hatches which is mildly disconcerting. Limited decor around the 'L'-shaped bar, but the large windows are a plus during daylight hours. Some additional seating in a rear area located up one step and out on wooden benches beside the pavement. Although there are four handpumps on the counter, it was a disappointment to find just Greene King IPA (£4.10) actually available on this visit, with annoying 'Just missed' labels above the Sambrook's Wandle and Pumphouse Pale clips on two others. Also has two banks of five keg taps with a mix of craft and standard offerings.

On 30th September 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Kensington (Olympia), 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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9th Dec 2019, 19:29
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
8th Dec 2019, 18:22
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 August 2013 by Steve C
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