The Magpie & Crown, Brentford

The Magpie & Crown, Brentford

The Magpie & Crown, 128 High Street Brentford TW8 8EW. Telephone: 020 8560 4570. Website: https://www.facebook.com/MagpieCrown
Pig Mark 91. Originally built in 1614 as The Pye and was (apparently) mentioned in Samuel Pepys’ Diaries. By 1722 it was named The Magpie & Crown and rebuilt sometime about the 1920s or 1930s in a mock Tudor style. The Magpie & Crown is a real community pub and also serves food during lunchtime and evenings. With a nod to its history, it was featured as ‘The Pye’ In D S Floyd’s murder mystery, Must Flea.
Visited on Monday 25th September 2017 at 22.15. Weather was dry and mild.
Ordered a pint and a half of 5.6% Atom’s Planck’s Constant for £6.00.

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
10
10
10
4
5
4
1
2

46

Piggy Corin
10
10
9
4
4
4
3
2

45

Piggy Sue








Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: There were a fair number of people in the pub when we arrived but the barmaid leapt to our attention immediately. As usual, there was a fine selection of ales to choose from and we both chose Atom’s Planck’s Constant, which at 5.6% is something of a bargain at £4.00 a pint. Rock classics from the 60s and 70s formed the musical backdrop this evening and along with the conversation from the regulars created a nice buzz and lovely ambience. Only downsides were that the tables were a little sticky and the gents toilet reeked of urine, though as it seemed clean and isn’t normally like that, I assume the drains were at fault.

Piggy Corin: Free house with an excellent, constantly changing and well-kept selection of beers. There was a pleasant buzz around the pub with non-intrusive music being played in the background. There is a television but the pub doesn’t have Sky so they usually only turn it on when something interesting is on BBC or ITV. Comfy sofas and chatty barstaff add to the ambience. Serves food, but is not a foodie pub – it’s more about the ale! Pleasant lighting and games and books are available. There are a steady stream of locals passing through in search of decent beer and a pleasant atmosphere. They also have a pool table. It was a shame about the sticky tables and the smell from the gents pervading the pool table area whenever the door was opened.

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