Blackbird, SW5 9AN
- 020 7835 1855
- 209 Earls Court Road, SW5 9AN
- 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
It has a front bar area, and a dining area out the back which in the evening often has tables reserved for diners (not specific diners, but you can only sit at those tables if you're eating).
Kake first visited on a Monday early evening in September 2008. Most of the seats were taken, but I managed to find a stool at a small table. All four Fuller's were on — Pride, Chiswick, Discovery, ESB — and I had a half of Discovery, which was fine.
According to a sign seen in September 2009, food is served noon-2:45pm and 4pm-9:30pm Mon-Sun. A pie tasting plate (£16) is available 5pm-9:30pm. Like all the other Fuller's Ale & Pie Houses, it has its own "house" pie — in this case, the Blackbird House Pie (£9.75 as of September 2009), which features venison braised with thyme, mustard, and shallots.
Accessibility: Step up to get in, and toilets are down a narrow, winding staircase.