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The Red Lion, Ealing Broadway, W5

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13 St Marys Road
W5
W5 5RA
Phone: 02085672541
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Red Lion

This attractive, traditional Fullers pub is located opposite Ealing film studios, earning it the nickname 'Stage Six' thanks to the many visitors to the pub from the studio's five stages. Happily, the pub seems very proud of this association, so we are treated to a great deal of Ealing Studios memorabilia throughout including lots of photographs and some marvellous old posters for some of those great Ealing comedies. The pub has put a great emphasis on dining, but retains a very nice front bar which seemed ideal for those just wanting a drink. This area has separate doors to the front and side, with the latter sporting an etched glass pane denoting entry to the Saloon. The bar area now forms a single L-shaped space of modest dimensions with a fine curved bar counter with a lovely brass lion's-head rail to the rear right under a dark wood canopy and anglypta-effect bar back. Smart back-to-back pews create cosy seating options under the front windows from which to admire some of the aforementioned photographs, whilst pews and low stools run down the left hand wall including in front of a rather nice tiled fireplace surrounded by more portraits of the stars. The room then extends rearwards through two distinct dining areas with exposed floorboards and plenty of banquette and chair seating in an area dominated by old movie posters. The rearmost section is a small conservatory-style extension with enough space for just one or two more tables before you're ejected out into a nice walled garden with some great old Fullers lamps dotted around the perimeter. There is a good deal of garden furniture and picnic benches out here plus a handsome old Fullers sign, with part of the space under a gazebo and the remainder under a very rickety looking wooden frame that looked like it might collapse at any given moment. There is also a limited bench seating area to the front of the pub and with so many customers opting to eat on this Saturday evening visit, plenty of drinkers were taking advantage of these al-fresco drinking options.
There were three Fullers beers on the handpulls - London Pride, ESB and Oliver's Island - plus a couple of guests in the shape of Butcombe Gold and Bootleg Brewing Contraband. I decided to try the Oliver's Island and seem to recall it being pretty expensive, although I forgot to note the actual price. Thankfully it was in pretty good shape and went down nicely after a walk out here in the sweltering heat.
This is a very nicely presented pub that offers a comfortable and interesting environment for drinkers and diners alike. I thought the bar area and beer garden were both great places to stop for a drink and my only reservations would be the overly food-led feel of the pub plus the cost of a pint. Ultimately, this is one of Fullers' better efforts and a good bet for a quality pint in Ealing.

On 14th June 2017 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Red Lion

I have walked past this pub loads of times but may,be because its a Fullers pub have never went in.Lovely cosy sort of pub with a big walled garden with real coal fires and blankets to keep the cold out.Good selection of Fullers beers inc latest seasonal beers from the brewery.Beer in great nick.I will be back.

On 5th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Red Lion

A fine old Fullers house (a point which you could hardly miss given the ultra-bold lettering at the top of the facade, and above which perches the eponymous red lion). Inside, the traditional bar area uses pew-type seating to good effect and there are regular tables in the rear extension (beyond which there is also a decent patio beer garden). There are four beers from the Griffin brewery plus a guest (e.g. Ossett Pale Gold when I visited). It has a good location at the south end of Ealing Green, nearly opposite the famous studios, and is well worth the walk from the Broadway or South Ealing underground stations.

On 21st August 2010 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Ealing Broadway, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
West Ealing, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Drayton Green, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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14th Jun 2017, 21:14
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
8th Mar 2016, 19:19
Web Link submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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