The Beehive, Brentford

The Beehive, Brentford

The Beehive, 227 High Street, Brentford TW8 0JG. Telephone: 020 8560 2215. Website: http://www.beehivebrentford.co.uk/
Pig Mark 58. The Beehive was originally built around the 1840s by the Beehive Brewery but the current building was built in 1907 and is a Nowell Parr design. It wasn’t originally on the corner but the widening of Half Acre to allow for tram lines necessitated the rebuild and its repositioning. Of particular note is the beehive on the roof and the rather lovely marble colonnades either side of the ‘Restaurant Entrance’ as well as the other marble facia on the outside. It is now a Fuller’s pub. The Beehive was featured as ‘The Wasp’s Nest’ in D S Floyd’s murder mystery, Must Flea.
Visited on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 21.55. Weather was dry and mild.
Ordered one pint of ESB and two halves of London Pride for £8.30.

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
4
8
5
3
3
3
2
2

30

Piggy Corin
4
5
5
3
3
2
3
0

25

Piggy Sue
5
8
5
3
3
3
3
2

32

Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: A few regulars were in when we arrived and we were served as briskly as could be expected by the lone barmaid. It came as something of a shock that they didn’t accept cards, something we’ve grown to expect, so a quick scrabble around pockets ensued. Music in the background was largely Beatles and Lennon with a few others thrown in while sports screens were on silent. The beer selection wasn’t great, but it is one of the few Fuller’s pubs in Brentford to stock ESB on a regular basis and a very well kept pint it was. The pub manages to keep its old style look with furniture to match, though this isn’t unusual for a Fuller’s pub. A small, covered smoking terrace outside overlooks the delights of Morrison’s back wall and Brentford High Street. For all that it feels vapid and empty. Given its position, this pub should be far better than it is.

Piggy Corin: A largish pub that should be more welcoming than it is. Plenty of space and a few regulars scattered about but a limited selection of Fuller’s beers on tap. In addition, I didn’t think the Pride was all that. There is music in the background, slightly too loud and getting in the way of conversation. One screen showing greyhound racing (usually football) is attracting some attention. A row of regulars at the bar all silently hunched over daily papers sums up the ambience.

Piggy Sue: It was quiet on the night we went. Friendly staff behind the large, horseshoe-shaped bar. A Fuller’s pub with London Pride and ESB on tap. There are some nice old pictures of Brentford decorating the walls.

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