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The Bayswater Arms, W2

99 Queensway
Bayswater
W2
W2 4QH
Phone: 02077270259
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Bayswater Arms

I'm not sure if there was a former Bayswater Arms on this site, perhaps bombed during World War II. Either way, this pub exhibits the unholy trinity that is a pub of sorts in the base of a modern block, run by Greene Ker-ching in a dreadful tourist area where souvenir shops reign supreme, along with a multitude of outlets selling luggage. Why is it that luggage shops set up in tourist areas? Do they think that the world comes here with clothes and toiletries in bin bags and thinks "Hey! Look at that! A shop selling hard boxes in which to store the contents of my bin bags. Who'd have thought it?". Anyway, this place caters for the passing generality that constitutes humanity in a venue with fake Victoriana (and a modern tubular steel hanging bar gantry), sauce bottles on tables and a multitude of silent TVs glowing down upon customers who don't have the imagination to seek out something better and authentic.
Ales: GK IPA, London Glory, Old Speckled Hen and Portobello's Home Turf Pale which was dreary, tasting like cold tea.
In an area awash with bad pubs, this is probably the bottom of the barrel apart from GK's King's Head next door - Come, friendly bombs...

On 9th February 2020 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about The Bayswater Arms

Greene King branding on the menus but still the old Taylor Walker carpet at the entrance. 4 real ales and food served. Pretty formulaic stuff.

On 27th October 2016 - no rating submitted
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Nick Davies left this review about The Bayswater Arms

Greene King's acquisition of the Taylor Walker brand hasn't improved matters; if anything they are worse, despite what is optimistically termed a beer festival we were treated to GK IPA. London Glory, Abbott, their execrable Purple Reign and just one imposter in the form of Broadside. I was reduced to Wifebeater, though the beers were actually in very good shape for what they were. The one saving grace is the 10% Camra discount on the real ales, though you need good negotiating skills and a fair
reserve of emotional energy to get the two overstretched bar staff to apply it.

Despite the wide range of eating places in Queensway it's popular with tourists looking for fish and chips and the Famous (sic) Big Ben Burgers. Don't ask me why.

On 1st May 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
London Paddington, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.71 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bayswater Arms, W2
9th Feb 2020, 10:31
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
9th Feb 2020, 10:30
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 01 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by hondo .
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