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The Black Dog Beer House, Brentford

17 Albany Road
Brentford
TW8 0NF
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Black Dog Beer House

Just off the High Street,this freehouse is a must visit in Brentford.Situated on a street corner ,the interior is traditional and L shaped,with a high ceiling and large picture windows all round creating a smart of well lit interior.The furniture is traditional,with a few long tables and the interior has two real fireplaces kicking out some pleasing heat on a cold night.
You get a real mix of customers,several were dining but lots more were just drinking.If a table has been booked ,a sign tells you at what time and indeed if it is further booked later on in the session.You are welcome to take the space until the advertised time(s).All very professional and necessary as the pub is rightly popular.
There are a set of 8 handpumps for real ales,ciders and perry with a listing on a blackboard on a central column.There are also 14 craft keg taps inlaid into the wall behind the handpumps with a seperate beer list which is worth inspecting as the selection is very interesting with a wide range of styles and strengths and a varied list of brewers,many very innovative in their offering.
The real ales on my trip were Animal Hop Kitty and Crow,Exeter Advocet,Park Brewery Saw Pit and Mad Squirrel Illuminate (NBSS 3.5).Maybe not as adventurous as the keg options but still decent.
There is a vinyl deck and albums will be played creating a great atmosphere.No flatscreens to ruin it.There is a decent sized beer garden to one side.
My visit was a short tick to see what the pub was about.Next time I will spend longer and indulge more widely,possibly grabbing some food which is well reviewed.If I live locally ,this place would get a lot of my custom.

On 27th February 2022 - rating: 9
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Black Dog Beer House

I paid my third visit to this much revived pub early on Friday afternoon. The fact that I managed to secure the last available table testifies to its popularity despite its location off the beaten track in the backstreets of Brentford.

As a corner pub, it has an L-shaped bar and room, with an outdoor area at the rear, which may come into its own over the next few weeks/months.

Inside feels a bit more like a gastropub than a traditional boozer. But it makes for a cosy enough environment, where the emphasis is still on beer, as opposed to food.

4 real ales were on - Rooster's Capability Brown, Oakham White Dwarf, XT Animal The Yak & Mad Squirrel Mr Squirrel. There were also a couple of ciders and a perry - Pontymedyg Perryscription, Hallets Oak Aged & Ascension Wrath. In addition, there were over a dozen craft beers. All are listed on blackboards and I was also informed that they can be checked by scanning the QR code on each table. Although that level of technology is beyond my device!

We enjoyed a short but enjoyable session here, before it was time to leave. Easily the best pub in the Brentford area.

On 18th October 2020 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Black Dog Beer House

This was my penultimate stop on a mini crawl around Brentford FC and although it took a small detour from the ground it was rewarded by easily the best pub of the day.
I really liked this beer house make over both for its decor and available beer and cider range.
The make over has been well described below and on a dark damp late afternoon the roaring real fire, bare boards, exposed brick, dark colour scheme and comfy banquet seating around the edges worked well to make a comfortable pub visit.
Reasonable mixed crowd in for my visit also, which was slightly skewed more towards millennials than CAMRA card carrying old gits like myself. A nice touch was the sound system, played at a reasonable level, was provided by a turntable and vinyl collection at the end of the bar with locals being invited to bring in their own vinyls for playing.
But as said below the key selling point for this one is now an extensive beer offering with a 14 craft beer tap wall behind the bar and seven ale and six cider pumps on the two L shaped section of the bar top.
A very good mix of different beer styles were being offered across the craft taps and the cask pumps and quite a lot of the craft breweries on I was not familiar with. On the ale front there were six beers available and these were XT Animal Brewing Blue Dragon, Acorn Brewery Old Moor Porter, Brewsmith Bitter, Tring Brewery Tea Kettle Stout, Ilkley Brewery Mary Jane and Whitstable Brewery EIPA. And then the seventh pump was badged with Little Critters Sleepy Badger Stout but had an “ I’m conditioning” label on it, which although annoying, does give the impression that it probably was being conditioned unlike the liberal use of ubiquitous coming soon labels in Wetherspoons establishments.
I tried both the Acorn Porter and the Tring Stout and they were both in very fine form. I never bothered to visit the former guise but I will certainly make an effort to return to the Black Dog Beer House.

On 28th December 2019 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Brentford, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Kew Bridge, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kew Gardens, 1.7 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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27th Feb 2022, 09:46
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
27th Feb 2022, 09:45
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Enclosed patio - last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
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  • Car Park : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes - BT Guest - last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
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