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The Windermere, South Kenton, Wembley

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Windermere Avenue
Wembley
HA9 8QT
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Reviews of The Windermere (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Danny O'Revey left this review about The Windermere

Lovely old fashioned pub next to South Kenton station. Large inside with high ceilings, well looked after & friendly. Fine place

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Windermere

Standing proud outside South Kenton syation, this is a huge inter-war pub with notable Dutch gables and intact external Courage branding. This bold exterior gives way to an interior comprised of three spacious rooms. The saloon bar tends to be opened only for private functions, leaving the general public to the public bar and lounge, each sharing the same servery with its impressive curved dark wood counter and canopy and matching bar back. The canopy has the pub's name picked out in back lit letters in a style familiar in many old Courage pubs. Both rooms are also carpeted in dubious tartan patterns whilst the walls have lovely wood panelling at approximately four fifths height. There is plenty of banquette and standard seating throughout plus several TV screens which were showing two live football matches simultaneously. The front bar seemed quite popular and lively whilst the rear room had a more sedate feel - a pool table in the middle of the room, jukebox box to the left and dartboard to the rear all went unused. There is also a small stage in back corner next to a door leading to a fairly non-descript garden next to the train tracks. Decor comprises a few sparingly placed old posters and some old adverts with a nice retro feel. The pub has a large car park with one of those controversial numberplate recognition schemes, which you might wish to bear in mind if planning to visit by car.
A friendly barmaid served me a good pint of Gales Seafarers which was one of two ale options alongside Youngs Ordinary with a third handpull out of action. They have appeared in recent editions of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and might well be regarded as one of the few reliable ale outlets in this part of London.
This is a pretty spectacular pub which is certainly worth a look if you're interested in historic inter-war pub architecture. It retains the feel of a community local and seemed to be doing a decent trade on my Saturday evening visit. Whilst even a slightly more adventurous ale selection would mark it out as more of a destination pub, it nevertheless remains a bastion for cask ale in a part of London that is otherwise severely lacking and is thus worth jumping off the train to investigate.

On 25th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Windermere

I love old pubs like this that are full of character, history and age - and that's just the customers . Big two bar pub pool table jukebox and small stage at the rear. Beer garden out back. Sky TV. Three pumps, Courage Best and Youngs on my visit. The former was good despite the fact i can't see anyone else drinking it. £2.90 a pint. Deserves to survive this one.

On 24th March 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
South Kenton, 0.11 miles, 2 min walk (show)
North Wembley, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Kenton, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Windermere, Wembley
27th Jan 2019, 11:09
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
25th Dec 2017, 18:00
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 May 2010 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Every other Thursday - last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 December 2017 by Pub SignMan
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