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Orchard Tavern, Shepherds Bush, W12

136 Askew Road
W12
W12 9BP
Phone: 02087467800
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Tris C left this review about Orchard Tavern

Dating from the 1880s, on approach this pub looks as though it’s going to be some sort of gastropub.
Once inside, the visitor is quickly disabused of this notion. There’s some vestigial etched and very attractive glass, but otherwise nothing of note remains. The brightly lit front room has a modern laminate floor, with tall furniture featuring stools with tubular steel legs. There were games machines and several TVs showing football with the sound off. Then there’s a rear room which is a complete contrast. It’s deathly gloomy but the obvious element of note is the pounding music emanating from it; I can’t be bothered to describe the ensemble in detail, as you can take a tour on Google or peruse their website’s gallery. Customers amounted to a gaggle of scantily clad young blonde women, who emerged from the room for a smoke outside. Thereafter, customers are all rather elderly locals; do the elderly think that they can somehow rekindle their youth by subjecting themselves to loud music?
There were three unused pumps, so I settled for a half of Neck Oil at an almost charitable £2.90, served by a perfunctory barman. If you’re interested, there’s ‘Pint of the Month – 2 Pints of Fosters for £7.95’.
This is a very poor place indeed. The Eagle next door is an oasis of calm and sophistication by comparison.

On 27th March 2022 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1532 recommendations about 1510 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Orchard Tavern

Unmodernised pub, with a glazed screen separating the two parts of the bar. Further seating and a pool table in a wood-panelled room to one side. Plenty of TVs for the sports fans, and a small patio facing the side road. An old sign in the larger room proclaims "Stout & Porter of all brands Drawn from the Cask" - if only! No handpumps, so it was just a quick pint of John Smiths Extra Smooth (£3.00, which has only gone up by 10p since my last visit over two years ago) with a packet of Tayto crisps and I was off...

On 28th November 2012 - rating: 5
[User has posted 7108 recommendations about 7108 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Acton Central, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
South Acton, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Orchard Tavern, W12
27th Mar 2022, 19:00
Review submitted by Tris C
 
17th Mar 2015, 12:25
Web Link submitted by aleand hearty rejected with reason - Duplicate

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai. - last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 20.00. - last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by Tris C
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