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The Defectors Weld, Shepherds Bush, W12

170 Uxbridge Road
W12
W12 8AA
Phone: 02087490008
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Malden man left this review about The Defectors Weld

I have no recollection of this place in a former guise when I lived very close by in the mid 1980s, pretty sure I never went in. Many pubs around here back then were hard drinking Irish pubs with no real ale so that might be why. A large street corner pub, tapering with the road layout to the side, on the edge of the green.The strange and almost certainly unique pub name has its origins in the spy within network of Burgess and McLean if the Whatpub write up is correct. The very large ground floor area has an almost island bar, boarded flooring, banquettes and mismatched chairs to the front blending into sofas and armchairs towards the rear. Lots of exposed brickwork of varying age and visual quality, a couple of possibly original fireplaces remain, the high ceiling has a textured finish painted green. Stairs lead up to an unvisited by me "Snug Bar" and to one side red neon lighting advertises "The Small Disco".
Quiet of an afternoon but I expect it is rammed on a gig night or a match day at QPR. Beers were Young's Bitter, Special was reversed, Purity Mad Goose and Signature Session, one unclipped. The 20% CAMRA discount is generous and worth taking up as without it the prices are well above the £4 mark. I didn't see it advertised but the barman was honourable in asking me if I was a member.
Food served, didn't look and there is a Sunday quiz.

On 23rd June 2017 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Defectors Weld

I've never spent long in this place, just calling in on the way to or from the nearby Empire, but it has quite a nice modern look to the various seating areas around the central bar area. Always very busy, but seems to be getting a bit more relaxed and better organised over the years. The beer range and selection improved when it was taken on by Geronimo, although on this visit I five handpumps mostly dispensing Young's / Wells (or is that now Marston's) beers, but the Life on Mars red ale from Hamerton's was a decent guest.

On 3rd June 2017 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Defectors Weld

Once The Beaumont Arms, this is a large corner pub which has been done to death and looks more like a style bar than pub. Farrow & Ball colour scheme, some bare brick walls, copper-clad bar top, a mirrored bar back with fake burr walnut veneer and lampshades that resemble old gramophone horns...eughhh!!
Furniture at front is fairly conventional, but to the rear it's all leatherette sofas and banquettes. The place also has one of those increasing and infuriating deals whereby tables are reserved with notes reading the likes of 'Reserved for Dave from 7.45'. Well it was nearly 8.30 and Dave (or whoever it was) wasn't in evidence. We couldn't sit down and get comfy at 'his' table in case he turned up, but he'd clearly overstayed his welcome. If people don't turn up, take away the bloody reservation sign!
The barmaid was casual enough and presided over two Young's ales, two others barely worthy of mention and Twickenham's Sundancer at £2.20 a half which was fine.
I can't see myself coming here again. I'd far rather the 10-minute walk to The Queens Head in Brook Green.

On 10th June 2016 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Shepherds Bush, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Acton Central, 1.76 miles, 33 min walk (show)
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10th Oct 2019, 17:30
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10th Oct 2019, 17:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 04 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday - last updated 04 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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