One Over the Ait, Brentford

One Over the Ait, Brentford

One Over the Ait, 8 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, TW8 0FJ. Telephone: 020 3581 5700. Website: http://www.oneovertheait.co.uk
Pig Mark 71. Fuller’s pub next to Kew Bridge, One Over the Ait was opened in 2014 to replace the Waggon and Horses that was demolished to make way for the apartments that are situated next to the Ait. On opening, the pub caused some controversy by announcing on its website that the pub was based in Kew, but after many complaints from local residents changed it to read Brentford. Predominantly a gastropub with a sizeable restaurant upstairs, One Over the Ait has a surprisingly large selection of Fuller’s beers, only matched by Fuller’s brewery tap, The Mawson Arms in Chiswick.
Visited on Monday 11th September 2017 at 21.15. Weather was rain showers.
Ordered One pint of Black Cab and two halves of Oliver’s Island for £9.05.

Name:
Beer selection (10):
Beer Quality (10):
Ambience (10):
Price (5):
Service (5):
Je ne sais quoi (5):
Cleanliness
(3):
Wifi (2):

Total (50)

Piggy Dave
7
8
7
1
5
3
4
2

37

Piggy Corin
7
8
7
1
4
3
3
2

35

Piggy Sue
7
8
7
2
4
2
2
2

34

Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: When we walked in there were a few customers scattered around, most of them eating. The barmaid was collecting glasses, but the moment we walked in the door stopped what she was doing and rushed over to the bar to greet us. Excellent selection of beers for a Fuller’s pub along with a guest ale, but eye-wateringly expensive for certain drinks. Music played in the background, just loud enough to give some atmosphere and encourage conversation. There were no television screens.
There was a better atmosphere than in many foody pubs and a beautiful view of the Thames. Very nice toilets with hand moisturiser, but the hand drier was not working and there were no paper towels (hence the 1 rating). For those interested in such minutiae, there are seventeen steps to the toilets that are found in the basement.
One of the better Fuller’s pubs, but given the prices and proximity to The Express, I’m not likely to be anything other than an occasional visitor.

Piggy Corin: Friendly and chatty bar staff who were knowledgeable about the beer and willing to advise gave a great introduction to the Ait. The pub is modern, but characterful, with a mixture of red leather sofas, wooden tables and wooden chairs. Everything was colour coordinated down to the salt and pepper pots and flowers on the tables. There is an arty chalkboard on the wall next to the bar that’s well worth a look.
The background music was at a pleasant volume to create some ambience and not too intrusive. It was also nice to see no television screens to distract the eye. The pub is a foody pub, but unlike many, that did not detract from it and it also has a lovely river view. There was a good selection of vegetarian options on offer.

Piggy Sue: Quite foody, smells like a restaurant rather than a pub. Not too wild on the choice of music playing, but it was at a volume that it could be ignored and provided enough ambience that conversation was comfortable. Lovely view of Kew Bridge and the River Thames, but a bit too expensive for me.

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