Favourite Watering Hole near to BCS? ?

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I'll have to wander down the strand and check the pubs out, to be honest after the journey up from Somerset I generally just want to get settled and head to the ground and have a pint inside. But some positive reading on here.
Bulls Head, City Barge, Bell and Crown, Steampacket , you’re spoiled for choice
 

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Does the newsagent also sell Buckie wine?
They certainly have a selection of stronger drinks.

Drinking from a bench is in the true spirit of the Brentford Trilogy. After all the hero of the books, Jim Pooley, has his own bench (with a commemorative plaque) right outside Brentford library. I am sure he drank there when he was not in The Flying Swan.
 

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went in there after the game.....its a decent place.........went to kew CC before which was unusually quiet even though they have sky and had the manc game on......needs more going there if its to stay open over winter me thinks ;)

I always got the impression that the cricket club would be rammed… I’ll definitely make the effort to check it out next time.
 

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went in there after the game.....its a decent place.........went to kew CC before which was unusually quiet even though they have sky and had the manc game on......needs more going there if its to stay open over winter me thinks ;)
Yes, I was surprised how few were at Kew CC and whether they’ll keep it going through winter. I like going there and great location.
 

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I badly need to sort my day out there. Won't do the walks anymore as find it tough after a few beers. Win Lose or Draw it was something I loved and I badly need to sort it. Never even made game yday as lost season tkt,found later and my stupidity. Got to get it sorted.
You couldve gone to the Box Office and got a replacement ticket for your seat.
I think they charge a Fiver.
 

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First trip to The Steam Packet yesterday. Nice place….expensive but they’re still doing table service (which I like).
Slightly weird arrangement with the doorman who spent most of his time outside, gazing at us through the window.

I’m surprised the Italian cafe on the corner, by the bridge haven’t cottoned on to the potential for making some dosh on a match day…
I sometimes pop in to the Bistro looking restaurant on Kew Bridge.
The Strand, you can sit outside and have a beer and some food whilst watching the world go by. You can have a snack or one of their amazing Thai meals. The fella who owns the place is a character.
 

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Been using the Coach and Horse on Kew Green last couple of games and decent pub with proper glasses and friendly, quick service
Watched the PO final so will always hold fond memories, but we were rather taken aback by the final bill for our afternoon there 😅 We've since found the cricket club a great choice pre match, even if your feet get a little muddy!
 

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Ended up in One Over The Ait last night.

First time in there, decent enough, quick service, loads of seating. Nice location and will be using the pubs around the area a bit more now.

Only downside was they use plastic cups and ran out of Frontier.
 

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Ended up in One Over The Ait last night.

First time in there, decent enough, quick service, loads of seating. Nice location and will be using the pubs around the area a bit more now.

Only downside was they use plastic cups and ran out of Frontier.

Yes run out of Frontier afterwards was annoying.

Drank in the express before the match and it’s now gone up another 50p a pint on match days since earlier this season …£6.50 a pint!!
 

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Yes run out of Frontier afterwards was annoying.

Drank in the express before the match and it’s now gone up another 50p a pint on match days since earlier this season …£6.50 a pint!!

I avoid the express at all costs. Even before LR opened it was overpriced. £6.50 have a day off. Taking the piss.

Frontier is fast becoming my favourite drink (when i can find it).
 

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They certainly have a selection of stronger drinks.

Drinking from a bench is in the true spirit of the Brentford Trilogy. After all the hero of the books, Jim Pooley, has his own bench (with a commemorative plaque) right outside Brentford library. I am sure he drank there when he was not in The Flying Swan.
Ah 🤗the magnificent Robert Rankin. Reckon BCS should be called the Brentford Triangle in honour of the great man.🥳
 

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Time for BIAS to start approaching pubs local to Lionel Road and saying they will be giving recommendations to supporters where to drink, and that "no colours, etc" will not get them one.
Cheers, I thought their was some sort of anti football supporter bias there. Went there with my daughter a couple of times when it first opened, nice pub to take the ladies in but seems to me to more likely be home pub for the egg chasers, where they will no doubt be welcomed with open arms in their cotton trader rugger shirts and funny jester type hats.
As rebus says, they might want to consider security when millwall and a few others come to Lionel Rd.😐
Hi welcome both bees and exiles, we’re not a sports pub but still like to have a great atmosphere on match days
 

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There's often someone there. The Express had a bloke on the door for about three games earlier in the year but I don't know what's happened to him.

I've occasionally used the OOTA when the Express has been too busy but have since boycotted due to #pubslikethis throwing me down change on a plate on the bar and having to ask for every beer to be topped up every time.
Hi Darren,

we don’t put change on trays on match days on the bar and we never get asked to top up your pint has it’s always poured as it should be

please feel free to come in and say so we can change your mind on this

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Old habits die hard. Met my brother in the Griffin late afternoon, yesterday.
We can't be arsed with late trains home so we stayed overnight at the Premier Inn on the High Street.
Had a few drinks at the Watermans Arms, just round the corner in Ferry Lane.
Surprisingly quiet in there for a post-match pub, a short walk from the BCS.
Maybe because the landlord's a bit of a 'character'.
He's still got all the perspex screens up around the bar, and only takes payment by card.
A fine selection of whiskies though.
My brother's better at drinking than me and he insisted on Black Sambuca nightcaps.
Very moreish ! 🤭
 

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Hi welcome both bees and exiles, we’re not a sports pub but still like to have a great atmosphere on match days

My first visit the other night. Decent boozer. Running out of Frontier wasnt great but we will 100% visit again in the near future.

Plastic glasses though 🤮 Does put me off.
 

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Well every match this season I’ve been drinking at the square near one over the ait. Beer works out a quarter of the price via Sainsbury’s and no queuing either. Only time I went in the pub for a beer I met Natalie sawyer though 💕 these so called pubs are pricing themselves out the market now many folks learnt a new skill of drinking at home during Covid
 

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Well every match this season I’ve been drinking at the square near one over the ait. Beer works out a quarter of the price via Sainsbury’s and no queuing either. Only time I went in the pub for a beer I met Natalie sawyer though 💕 these so called pubs are pricing themselves out the market now many folks learnt a new skill of drinking at home during Covid
It's you and Voice so far that enjoy public drinking...
 

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As the OOTA has a muriel about our stadium and our and LI use of it does that make it a sports bar?
 

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Old habits die hard. Met my brother in the Griffin late afternoon, yesterday.
We can't be arsed with late trains home so we stayed overnight at the Premier Inn on the High Street.
Had a few drinks at the Watermans Arms, just round the corner in Ferry Lane.
Surprisingly quiet in there for a post-match pub, a short walk from the BCS.
Maybe because the landlord's a bit of a 'character'.
He's still got all the perspex screens up around the bar, and only takes payment by card.
A fine selection of whiskies though.
My brother's better at drinking than me and he insisted on Black Sambuca nightcaps.
Very moreish ! 🤭
I like the Watermans - usually has a Twickenham Ales beer on one of the handpumps. Nice little pub. I'll always be a big fan of the Griffin.
 

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Had some pre drinks at The Plough last night. Not been there for years. Was quieter than I thought it would be but all very good. Only 20-25 min walk to the ground.
 

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Meal and a couple of pints at the Hare and Hounds (Fullers), Osterley, pre-match last night. First time we'd eaten there for a couple of years. Food has ticked up a couple of notches. Very pleasantly surprised. Family recommendations for duck, fish and chips, and burger. I had roast belly of south coast pork, dauphinoise potatoes, red cabbage and apple compote. Absolutely delish. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Oh, and daughter has Fullers discount card from holiday job at airport. Kerching.
 
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