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The London Apprentice, Isleworth

62 Church Street
Isleworth
TW7 6BG
Phone: 02085601915
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Quinno _ left this review about The London Apprentice

Pretty GII listed riverside pub in an upmarket area with popular outside seating overlooking the water. Worth going inside though, as there’s a few separate ‘rooms’, an impressive long wood panelled full height bar with plenty of glasswork and a relatively traditional feel. Just the two cask ales on; GK IPA (NBSS 2) and Timothy Taylor Landlord (3.5) which was a bit of a disappointing return for a GBG22 pub. Also some Lilleys cider. I’d be minded to try again sometime if I’m nearby but this visit didn’t really do the job. 6.5

On 18th March 2022 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The London Apprentice

Large riverside Taylor Walker pub feels more original than most TW pubs. 6 real ales and food served.

On 18th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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John Bonser left this review about The London Apprentice

Update - August 2015

Pub as described below. I've been to this Taylor Walker pub a few times in recent months - beer usually in good nick and in my view the pub well deserves its CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2015 listing. I suppose it was inevitably going to happen at some stage following the GK/Spirit Group takeover, but yesterday saw the first sighting of Greene King IPA on the pump here and I suspect it will now be a regular feature. Yesterday I went for the offputtingly named Sheep Dip from Plain Ales which was pretty good. I do hope that GK don't tamper with this pub or adversely alter the beer range too much, but, at this moment in time, it's still worth seeking out.

ORIGINAL REVIEW - JUNE 2010

The London Apprentice is a well known attractively situated pub on the river in the old part of Isleworth. The pub is named after apprentices from the City livery companies who used to row up here on their days off and partake of liquid refreshments. The pub also has - perhaps inevitably - a number of historical connections, among them being Henry VIII, Nell Gwynne and Cromwell.

An attractive Georgian frontage leads into a low ceilinged pub with a number of different areas. A recent refurbishment has created something of a rather chain pub style interior, although some original features remain - most notably some etched Isleworth Ales windows and double doors on the Church Street side, indicative of a former multi-room layout and a former off- sales facility. It's now in the Punch Taverns portfolio and, on my recent visit, staff were wearing the usual black corporate shirts.

In one corner of the pub are a few rugby related pictures / photos and there's also some interesting old photos of the area. An attractive outside verandah affords fine views of the river and Isleworth Ait opposite. An elegant and impressive upstairs function room - "The Riverview Room " - has some attractive original decorative plaster moulding on the ceiling which is worth a look.

The pub has that typically transient tourist pub feel to it and, on my occasional visits here, I've never detected anything of a local or community pub atmosphere. Food now appears to play a more dominant part in proceedings.

On my most recent visit last week, beers on were mainly the usual suspects - Deuchars IPA, London Pride, Doom Bar, Youngs London Gold, Hop Back Summer Lightening plus, notably, Purity Mad Goose. The Summer Lightening - at a pricey £ 3.37p - was reasonable. The London Gold - £ 2.95p - wasn't desperately good. Pleasingly, and in contrast to pubs across the river in Richmond, plastic glasses are not required for outside drinking.

If you haven't been here before, it's worth popping in if you're in the area, particularly on a pleasant summer's afternoon.

On 6th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Isleworth, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Syon Lane, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Richmond (London), 1.78 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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18th Mar 2022, 15:04
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 18 October 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
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