Find this lovingly renovated Victorian pub close to the north side of Acton Common. Large televisions of past years have given way to the restoration of the buildings wood panelling and leather furnishings and art deco chandeliers.
On the food front you can eat in the bar, the designated dining room, or in fine weather, the pleasant garden. Chef Chris Payne has constructed a menu that combines modern versions of traditional British dishes with a good dollop of those from Spain - and fish figures prominently.
The menu is displayed on a blackboard, and starters such as 'Potted Rabbit'; 'Beetroot Soup'; 'Ox Tongue with Piccalilli' and 'Beer-Battered Prawns with Tartare Sauce' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Paella'; 'Slow Roast Old Spot Belly'; 'Galician Fish Stew with Squid'; 'Monkfish with Black Rice & Aioli' 'Dover Sole with Caper Sauce' and 'Pot-Roast Guinea Fowl with Bacon & Lentils'.
Maybe finish with 'Bakewell Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream' or Strawberry Fool with Homemade Shortbread'.
We've heard it's not really the place for a quick meal - but reliably for a good one!
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-22.30 (Sun 21.30); mains about £10 to £20
- Dinner: Tues-Sun 12.00-22.30 (Sun 21.30); mains about £10 to £20
- Seats: 110, plus 120 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups, kicking off at around the £15 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chiswick Park Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: all Monday
- Outside eating