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: Mon-Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.00-22.30; mains about £13 to £20; Sunday Roasts about £17 – plus Tapas
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.00-22.30; mains about £13 to £20 – plus Tapas
- Seats: 110, plus 120 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chiswick Park Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: check Cgristmas openings
- Outside eating