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The Brewery Tap, Brentford

The Brewery Tap, Brentford

The Brewery Tap, 47 Catherine Wheel Road Brentford Middlesex TW8 8BD. Telephone: 020 8568 6006. Website: http://www.brewery-tap-brentford.co.uk/
Pig Mark 75. The Brewery Tap was owned by and adjacent to the Grand Junction brewery in the early 1870s until the brewery was taken over by the Beehive brewery in 1877. Fuller’s took over the Beehive brewery in 1907 and rebuilt the pub in 1928 to a design by Charles Mallows. The Brewery Tap was featured as ‘The Brewer’s Droop’ in D S Floyd’s murder mystery, Must Flea.

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The Porterhouse, Bournemouth

The Porterhouse, Bournemouth

The Porterhouse, 113 Poole Rd, Bournemouth BH4 9BG. Telephone: 01202 768586. Website: http://www.the-porterhouse.co.uk/
Pig Mark 70. The Porterhouse was Valentinos Wine Bar in the 1970s before becoming a Ringwood pub called The Old Thumper during the 80s. It was then bought by Marstons who renamed it The Porterhouse, but still sell Ringwood ales along with one Marston ale.

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Coach & Horses, Brentford/Isleworth

Coach & Horses, Brentford/Isleworth

The Coach & Horses, 183 London Rd, Isleworth TW7 5BQ. Telephone: 020 8181 5627. Website: http://www.coachandhorsesisleworth.co.uk
Pig Mark 73. Local legend states that the Coach & Horses lies in both Brentford and Isleworth. The old saloon bar is in Brentford while the old public bar along with the garden (and now the restaurant section) is in Isleworth. Whether this is technically true I know not, but it’s a good tale and I’m sticking to it. It is also mentioned in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist as the place Bill Sykes and Oliver were dropped off by the carrier’s cart on their way to commit burglary in Chertsey.
The Coach & Horses was built in the 17th century and would have been on the London to Bath route. It was likely a popular stopping point for those not wishing to meet highwaymen on Hounslow Heath at night. It was refurbished in 2011, and transformed from being a typical boozer with live music every night to a rustic style foodie pub with a decent sized restaurant.

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The Griffin, Brentford

The Griffin, Brentford

The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford, TW8 0NP. Telephone: 020 8127 1203. Website: http://www.griffinbrentford.co.uk/
Pig Mark 78. The Griffin is a Fuller’s pub built in 1883. It is one of the four pubs on the corners of Brentford FC’s Griffin Park stadium. When the club was first formed, The Griffin served as the clubhouse and changing rooms for the team. More recently it was featured in the film Green Street, featuring Elijah Wood. A fairly recent addition is a restaurant at the back. It also has a garden where burgers and vegeburgers can be purchased on Brentford match days. There is a function room upstairs, where amongst other events, you will find the Way Out West comedy club on the first Friday of every month. The pub was featured as ‘The Phoenix’ In D S Floyd’s murder mystery, Must Flea.

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Pig & Whistle, Sheen

Pig & Whistle, Sheen

The Pig & Whistle, 86 Sheen Lane, London SW14 8LP. Telephone: 020 8878 7785. Website: http://www.pigandwhistlesheen.co.uk
Pig Mark 72. The Pig & Whistle was established in 1924 according to the pub sign, but in recent years has undergone something of a renovation. Split between a larger bar area clearly aimed at food sales and a smaller area where there are a couple of screens for sports. Something of a hybrid sports/gastropub then, but without the excesses of either.

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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.