O'Briens

O’Briens

formerly Northumberland Arms
11 London Road

Pub built in 1853.

Locally listed as “11 London Rd”.

History

A pub since at least 1853. 

On right hand side of building you can see evidence of where the building was attached to the old railway bridge which crossed the London Rd.

Numbers 1-11 London Road were locally listed with it, but these have been demolished and redeveloped.

Further Information

Mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs on Brentford’s High Street, 1948. Then known as “The Duke of Northumberland”

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Coach and Horses

Coach and Horses

183 London Road
Isleworth

Public House built in 17th century.

Grade II Statutory Listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

C18 with later alterations. Stock brick. 2 parallel pitched roofs. Parapet.3 storeys. Front elevation has bay window at 1st floor level. 3 windows,have brick arcading at 1st and 2nd floor level. 2 windows on the righthand ground floor elevation have timber mullions and transom – probably C19. Continue reading

The Express Tavern

The Express Tavern

Kew Bridge Road,
Brentford
TW8 0EW

Built in 1860s as a pub.

Locally Listed as “56 Kew Bridge Rd, plus numbers 57-60 Kew Bridge Rd”

In Kew Bridge Conservation Area

History

Building thought to date from the 1860s. Trading seems to have started in the forecourt that developed in to Brentford Market. Plaque commemorating the Trafalgar Despatch unveiled August 2009. Continue reading

The Six Bells

The Six Bells

148 High Street

Originally a pub, rebuilt in 1904 and remains a pub.

Locally listed.

In Grand Union Canal & Boston Manor Conservation Area; Thames Policy Area.

History

Licensed by at least 1722. Fuller Smith & Turner from 1815. Rebuilt in 1904.

Named because of the six bells that were in St Lawrence’s church that were rung for special occasions and when Royalty travelled through the High Street.

Mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs on Brentford’s High Street, 1948.

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Magpie and Crown

Magpie and Crown

Magpie and Crown PH
128 High Street

Original public house built in 1614, rebuilt in 1920-30s.

In Thames Policy Area

History

The Pye’ is recorded in 1614. Magpie & Crown by 1722. Rebuilt and for some reason set back from the building line 1920s/30s(?)

Believed by one historical source to be designed by Nowell Parr.

Further Information

Mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs on Brentford’s High Street, 1948.

Currently a fine real ale pub.

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Fifty Pubs of Brentford

Alfred Pearce wrote it in 1948 when he was seventy-four years old (his family ran the Alexandra pub in the High Street).He starts at the Star and Garter, Kew Bridge Road and proceeds westwards along Brentford High Street, across Brentford Bridge to London Road.

When I was knighted with a STAR AND GARTER
I was pushed into an EXPRESS
On my way to OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE
I smashed into a PLOUGH
And stood aside by the WAGGON AND HORSES
Little beyond a JOLLY TAR
With a LAMB by his side
Receiving a SALUTATION
Presently FOX AND HOUNDS dashed by
A beautiful HAND AND FLOWER
When I met the MARQUIS OF GRANBY
He fell into the QUEEN’S ARMS
Tugging with a BARGE AGROUND
A BULL stared me in the face
As I crossed by the BREWERY TAP and the ROYAL HOTEL
The PRINCE OF WALES stood on the other side
Up above HALF MOON and SEVEN STARS
With a GLITTERING STAR by its side
Cross yonder stood a DRUM
Attacked by a LION
When I reached the ALEXANDRA
I shook hands with GEORGE THE FOURTH
He advised to salute THE WATERMAN’S ARMS
Then I was back into the KING’S ARMS*
Up went the roaring CANNON
At the RISING SUN I tried to lift ONE TON
While BRITANNIA stood to one side
And I met the DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE
He told me he had lost his FEATHERS
A little beyond a BEEHIVE
And a BLACK BOY AND STILL
Playing with a CATHERINE WHEEL
As I crossed the BARLEY MOW
There was a magnificent CASTLE
Near by stood a LION
THREE PIGEONS overhead
With MAGPIE AND STUMP
Beside it MAGPIE AND CROWN
TWO BLACK BOYS rang SIX BELLS
Stood staunch with THE MAGNET with LORD NELSON
I got in the JUNCTION ARMS
They pushed me into the DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND
Beyond stood GEORGE AND DRAGON
The STANDARD floating high
With the ANGEL of peace
When the COACH AND HORSES passed by.

(Links will be added to all the pubs mentioned)

* 273 Brentford High Street, not the current King’s Arms

O’Riordans

O'Riordans Tavern

O’Riordans Tavern

O’Riordans Tavern

3 Brentford High Street, TW8 0DX

Pub since construction in 1888

in Thames Policy Area

History

First in directory in 1888 as The Royal Tar. Also referred to as The Jolly Tar. At other times known as The Yacht, and Captain Morgans.
Interesting cast iron pillars at corners of the windows. These can be seen on houses in Hamilton and Whitestile Roads.

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