Defectors Weld, W12 8AA
- 020 8749 0008
- 170 Uxbridge Rod, W12 8AA
- noon-midnight Mon-Thu; noon-2am Fri-Sat; noon-11pm Sun
Pub on Shepherd's Bush Green.
This strangely named pub (is "weld" a verb? or is there an apostropherror?) has pretensions. It is "inspired by the spies of yonder years" (yonder?!?!) and boasts on its website about cocktails.
Despite this, it's actually a pretty decent pub. There are four handpumps for real ale, and the Brains SA that DrHyde had on his September 2010 visit was fine. There's apparently some kind of "club" on Fridays and Saturdays, but mid-week it's busy but not over-crowded, and you don't have to shout to have a conversation.
As of September 2010, food is served noon-3pm and 5pm-10pm Mon-Sat, and Sunday lunch is served 1pm-9pm.
DrHyde's verdict: Certainly the best pub on Shepherd's Bush Green by a long way.