The Red Lion, Isleworth

The Red Lion, Isleworth

The Red Lion, 92-94 Linkfield Rd, Isleworth TW7 6QJTelephone: 020 8560 1457. Website: http://www.red-lion.info/
Pig Mark 73. The Red Lion has been an Isleworth fixture since at least the 1850s. A community pub with live music most nights, a pool table, screens, a nice sized garden and usually in January they run an amateur pantomime for charity.
Visited on Monday 9th October 2017 at 22.45. Weather was dry and mild.
Ordered a pint of Citra, a pint of Guardsman and a half of Blue Moon for £10.45.

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
9
8
5
3
4
3
2
2

36

Piggy Corin
8
8
4
3
4
3
2
5

34

Piggy Sue








Piggy Rod
9
8
6
3
5
4
2
2

39

Piggy Dave: The pub was cold, though I’m sure it was warmer in the music bar. Jazz oozed across from the other bar, and that, in a nutshell, is the problem with the pub. If you like the music then fine, but if you don’t then rather like the Brewery Tap in Brentford you are hostage to it wherever you sit. The wifi took an age to connect but once it did worked fine. At first, we thought the toilets were a bit whiffy and changed seats, but when that didn’t improve things we realised it was the barmaid cleaning the tables using some kind of vinegar mix. I’ve no problem with vinegar being used as a cleaning agent rather than commercial cleaning fluids, but as I hate the smell and taste of vinegar I wish they’d leave it until everyone had gone home. Maybe they do it to get rid of everyone at the end. Furniture-wise it looks a bit like a Fuller’s pub but is a free house that serves a good selection of beers. The television above us was on, but unobtrusively, and it only occasionally provides a welcome distraction from the music. The pub has a real fireplace.

Piggy Corin: A good choice of beer from several different breweries. The interior is deliberately shabby, with red leather sofas and stools. The tables were a bit sticky, though cleared of empty glasses. When we visited it was jazz night. Not my favourite ambience though it seemed popular with the locals. Away from the music there is a pool table and Sky Sports News showing on the screen. Lighting is muted, service is friendly, altogether not a bad place for a quick pint.

Piggy Rod: Jazz, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, nice. The bar we were drinking in was undergoing redecoration so it felt a bit cold and tatty. The main music and performance bar has a raised stage and good sight lines. There is also another smaller, cosy bar at the front with interesting furniture and memorabilia. The toilets were smelly, but offset by the smell of bleach somewhat. The redecoration isn’t very good or inventive, consisting of the ubiquitous grey seen in so many pubs nowadays. There is a nice original fireplace though.

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