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The Express Tavern, Brentford

56 Kew Bridge Road
Brentford
TW8 0EW
Phone: 02085608484
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Quinno _ left this review about The Express Tavern

Excellent pub, though managing to visit the same time as a Brentford home game meant I struggled to take things in as it was a tight squeeze. Very impressive exterior what with its illuminated Draught Bass signage, leading to a tight front bar with a snug off right and a room to your left leading to a modern conservatory extension. Plenty of cask at the bar (too many for a normal day?), Bass for me (NBSS 3.5) in a plastic cup and a perch on the wall in the well-appointed courtyard garden where fans from both teams were mixing happily, with the pub putting on a BBQ to cash-in. I’d like to revisit at a quieter time to take-in the CAMRA Inventory angle, my bad for not checking the fixtures. Anyways, I saw enough to be impressed.

On 6th December 2023 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Express Tavern

I've heard good things about this pub, but perhaps visiting it in the evening was not such a good idea. I'm used to quieter afternoon pubs these days, and the relatively busy nature of the later crowd was a little off-putting for me. Not just with Covid reluctance but the general noise and smell of food. The pub was comfortable enough, but I guess I found it a bit overwhelming. Overwhelmed for choice too, with 10 real ales and half as many real ciders lined up along the bar across two stretches of the counter. I went for the Bass first off, in honour of the prominent sign on the exterior, but it honestly wasn't very good. As a chaser I had Gipsy Hill Masher Best Bitter, which confirmed that my taste buds were still in working order.

Date of visit: 9th February 2022

On 9th August 2022 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Express Tavern

First time to visit the new Brentford stadium albeit for a London Irish match and first time to visit the Express Tavern since the Bees built their new stadium right behind the pub.
In all my previous visits to this fantastic pub I’ve never had to stray further than the front bar section on the right hand side as I usually visit during the quieter times. But that is not an adjective you can use for a match day and finding this section packed tighter than sardines in a tin I got my pint of stout and decided to explore the rest of the pub and was really impressed with what lays beyond the original pub building.
The modern square extension is nice enough but the plastic grass coated outside section to the back with its own bar, couple of teles and enormous umbrella covering, which gave the feeling that you’re still indoors rather than being out in the open, is a fantastic outside space. And the there is further outside tables to the side of the pub.
Also really impressed with how the staff were managing the throngs of thirsty Irish supporters and was interesting to see the Guinness being part poured in the room behind the ball bar and then topped up from the pumps on the bar when ordered, something they were having to do constantly. Consequently this was speeding up serving time for the rest of us not on the Guinness and we got served within minutes of reaching the bar on each occasion which is pretty impressive for a match day. Ale quality was good and the Irish musician in the extension section was stoking a fine pre match atmosphere.
I really like how the Big Smoke brewery runs their pubs and now especially happy that they have taken over the Old Wheatsheaf in Enfield town close to me.

On 24th December 2021 - 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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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 8.00 pm. - last updated 20 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Quinno _
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