The Milford Arms, Isleworth

The Milford Arms, Isleworth

The Milford Arms, 574 London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4EY. Telephone: 020 8560 1546. Website: http://www.themilfordarms.co.uk/
Pig Mark 57. The Milford Arms was previously named The Milford Hotel and built in the 1860s. It features a sizeable dining area, a pool table and eight screens for watching football or other sports.
Visited on Monday 9th October 2017 at 20.15. Weather was dry and mild.
Ordered a pint and a half of Landlord for £6.20.

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
7
5
3
5
1
2
1

28

Piggy Corin
5
7
2
3
4
2
2
1

26

Piggy Sue








Piggy Rod
4
7
6
3
4
4
2
1

31

Piggy Dave: We got a friendly greeting from the barman when we arrived and ordered the only beer that was available. The half cost more than it should have again, a trait that seems to be the norm in pubs along the London Road in Isleworth. Eighties or nineties music was playing too loudly and most customers were either playing pool or watching football on one of the eight screens. Whilst the pub had wifi, it required a ridiculous amount of personal information for the signup so we settled for 4G. There really is no need for all that data gathering. The table next to us contained three ‘friends’ who appeared to be about to start a fight with each other at any moment. Yes, the music is a bit loud but there’s no need to be yelling at each other quite so enthusiastically. There is a decent sized eating area out the back and the menu seems to have a decent selection without being too pricey. The Milford Arms is painted white with foodie grey woodwork. It seems to be trying very hard to be a trendy/foodie pub but is too close to Hounslow to manage it. Shame, as it could be quite a nice pub.

Piggy Corin: The Milford Arms is first and foremost a footie pub. When we were there, there were eight screens showing three different games. It has a bar, overflow seating, a beer garden and accommodation. We times our visit badly, of three decent ales two were not available, so we settled for the only option, Landlord. Apart from the football, there was loud 90s background music against which some locals who seemed to have been settled into their comfy sofa for several hours competed in terms of volume. There were plenty of seats, standing room and a long bar. Lighting was reasonably subdued and surfaces were clean and not sticky. The atmosphere was not threatening but was not entirely comfortable. I wasn’t sure what was going to give me a headache first, flickering screens, pounding music or raucous locals. I finished my half quickly and we headed for calmer waters.

Piggy Rod: The music was nondescript and loud. The football was completely drowned out (though the screens were silent anyway). The pub was what I can only describe as lively! The decor was the same old open plan, knocked through layout and nothing special. It was a shame only one of the real ales was available as there would have been a reasonable selection had all three been on.

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