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Escape Shepherd's Bush, Shepherds Bush, W12

174 Goldhawk Road
W12
W12 8HJ
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Tris C left this review about Escape Shepherd's Bush

Dating from 1874, this was originally the Swakeley Hotel later Arms, the previous name of O'Donoghue's still visible to the side.
Sounding like a sequel to Escape from Alcatraz, Escape Shepherd’s Bush is now essentially a completely stripped out bar, with the large room to the rear for gigs. Either way, sequel or music venue: Welcome to the Rock. Otherwise, the front room is dominated by black paint, a glitter ball and oversized prints of legendary album covers such as Dark Side of the Moon…Ace of Spades…Ziggy Stardust…Remember You’re a Womble…; with grey picnic tables, there’s a slightly industrial feel. Sound system paraphernalia was rigged up, as I was about to find out that this was Karaoke Night, with loud music between acts.
No real ale of course, just the usual Neck Oil at £3.50 a half, served by a very nice barmaid, occasionally glancing my way in a rather suspicious manner; can’t say I blamed her.
This place clearly offers something by way of alternative entertainment for the area’s young, but as I’m neither young nor local, it’s not for me.

On 1st April 2022 - rating: 4
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john gray left this review about Escape Bar West

Now a music themed pub.2 rooms painted black but brightened up with music posters.Keg beers only.

On 22nd February 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 965 recommendations about 951 pubs]


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hondo . left this review about O'Donoghue's

Large Irish pub with a central bar serving a standard draught selection. The pub has 2 pool tables and 3 dartboards. Irish sporting memorabilia on the walls. The pub serves food and was advertising live music.

On 14th March 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2833 recommendations about 2774 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Shepherds Bush, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Acton Central, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Escape Shepherd's Bush, W12
1st Apr 2022, 18:07
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
1st Apr 2022, 18:04
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes - Fridays. - last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Open mic Thursdays. - last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 19.30. - last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 March 2022 by Tris C
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