Express Tavern, TW8 0EW
- 56 Kew Bridge Road, TW8 0EW
- 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm Mon-Wed; 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-midnight Thu-Fri; 11:30pm-3pm, 6:30pm-midnight Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Traditional-stylee pub in Brentford near Kew Bridge Station.
Kake visited on a Friday evening around 6pm; possibly not a fair time to assess a pub, but it was pretty quiet. No piped music, but there was a piano out the back that someone occasionally played a few bars on. There was a chap sitting in the corner staring at me (in a slack-jawed "been drinking all day" manner, not in an "I am an axe murderer" one). Service was friendly enough, though. I might give it another go some time, but I'd not make a special journey to come here.
I had a pint of Young's bitter at £2.60; other beers available were Bombardier (£2.75) and the amusingly-named Piddle in the Cold (£2.60).
The 2008 Good Beer Guide says food is served lunchtimes; I asked about evening food and was told that they normally do it but the landlord's wife was on holiday so they weren't doing food at all.
- Pubs Galore comments
- Beer in the Evening comments
- CAMRA Regional Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors entry