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The Express Tavern, Brentford

56 Kew Bridge Road
Brentford
TW8 0EW
Phone: 02085608484
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Express Tavern (Express Ale & Cider House)

A very inviting looking establishment, on our approach across Kew Bridge. Once through the doors we took a right into the Chiswick bar, where we had a choice of ten ales across the ten handpumps. The young barman was knowledgeable about his beer and offered us a few samples. I initially went for the Redmill Brewery Extra Pale Ale, which was excellent. I also tried the Siren Soundwave and Twickenham Naked Ladies, also in excellent shape and prices around £3.90 to £4. We really liked this pub and would have no problem revisiting.

On 7th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about Express Tavern (Express Ale & Cider House)

A prominent real ale drinkers, two bar pub handily placed next to Kew Bridge train station,14 pumps in evidence which I did't attempt to note but settled for a rather nice pint of Binghams Admiral. Obviously a destination pub.

On 20th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about Express Tavern (Express Ale & Cider House)

I finally managed to get through the door of this place on Sunday afternoon after a couple of attempts undone by the previous owners' quirky hours. I have to say I am very glad I did, a splendid establishment, now run by the team that look after their outstanding sister pubs in Twickenham and Surbiton. Inside it is effectively three areas, the front room to the right of the door is the Chiswick Bar, the ale pumps are in here, just the ten of them, the TV had the Sunday football on, a couple of leaded glass screens, stone flagged floor, moulded ceiling with a cornice, traditional seating and with a tiny recess beyond the bar giving an almost private table.
To the left on entering the door proclaims "Saloon and Lounge". Boarded flooring in both, the third room is beyond and seemed to be where people eating either preferred or were directed. I sat in the front of the two, banquette and pew seating, ships' lamps, my table was of the Britannia type with a marble type top, other seating arrangements at small wooden tables. The cider pumps are in this room, five of them, décor included paintings of the nearby river plus various quotations on the wall. The fireplace smelled like it gets some use but it was a warm day. The back room has a beamed ceiling, a couple of framed maps and a brewery mirror. There is a nice garden to the rear.
A neat stripped wood arch behind the bar separates the two rooms connected to it, there are chalkboards in both front areas listing the ales and ciders.
Cask ales are priced by Abv, weaker ones to 3.9% £3.50, mid range £3.80 and 5.5 to 5.9% £4. Any stonkers are £4.20. Kegs were between £4 and £4.80, nothing like you see the silly prices in some so called trendy places.
As for the beers, they still do Draught Bass, as the previous incarnation and clearly some long standing locals have stuck with this, otherwise there was Windsor and Eton Koh I Noor, Upham Sprinter, Binghams Coffee Stout, Dow Bridge Lock Keepers then one not fully noted, Citra Sonic, Big Smoke Underworld Stout, Sambrook's Session and Scrum Down and Upham Tipster. Cider from Lilly the Pink, King Crimson, Wilces, Strawberry Lane and Foxnhelp. Well that's what the chalkboard said.
There is no question that this is a cracking pub, well worth seeking out. Right up there with the best of them.

On 22nd April 2015 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Kew Bridge, 0.09 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kew Gardens, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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6th Jul 2019, 14:56
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 8.00 pm. - last updated 20 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
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