O’Riordans, Brentford

O’Riordans, Brentford

O’Riordans Tavern. 3, High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DX. Telephone: 020 8560 5543. Website: –
Pig Mark 41. Freehouse not far from Kew Bridge, O’Riordans has been known by various names since it was first established in 1841. Attracts a largely Irish clientele nowadays, but is currently up for sale so everything could change when a new owner takes over. If that happens, we will update.
Visited on Monday 11th September 2017 at 20.30. Weather was rain showers.
Ordered three halves of 5.5% Chieftain keg ale which came to £6.30.

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
2
6
5
3
3
1
1
1

22

Piggy Corin
2
3
2
2
3
0
2
1

15

Piggy Sue
2
7
6
2
3
1
2
1

24

Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: When we walked in there were three other customers. One immediately left, though we didn’t take it personally. The inside of the pub was much larger than I expected from the front. The sign outside claimed real ale (albeit Doombar) but there wasn’t any real ale available when we visited. Three keg beers on offer aside from lager and Guinness so better than your standard Irish pub with only John Smiths for bitter, but poor in comparison to most of Brentford.
The lighting was nicely dimmed and music was playing in the background. There were three screens in the pub silently showing sports. The toilet was cold and damp, had no hot water and a turd was floating in the toilet pan. The hand drier tried, but was largely ineffectual. There was no wifi, but we all managed to get a 4G connection.
I can’t imagine any reason why I would return here.

Piggy Corin: No ‘Hello’ from barmaid as we walked into a virtually empty pub. Background music was playing, but wasn’t obtrusive. Sky Sports was on the TV screen silently showing speedway. Three keg beers, everything else was lager or Guinness. The beer was OK, nothing to write home about. The pub was very quiet but orderly.
There was an attempt at character. Jugs and teapots hung from the ceiling, exposed beams and wooden floorboards. There are wooden bar stools at the bar and dim lighting. Out back is a smoking area with a river view. Football is advertised, though there were no games on the night we were there.
No je ne sais quoi at all.

Piggy Sue: Interesting interior to the pub and an outside area overlooking the river, though didn’t try it as it was raining. Sport was showing on the television screens and I enjoyed watching the speedway. Tables felt a bit sticky. Toilets were quite clean but the hand drier was very noisy.
Better than I was expecting, though my expectations were very low.

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