Which Are The Best Pubs In Ealing?

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Which Are The Best Pubs In Ealing?


Each month we ask for your opinions on the best pubs in a particular part of town. We then count up the votes and organise a pub crawl around the top four or five. The winning pubs also make it into our growing Best Pubs in London microsite.

For July, we're going to plug a big gap in that microsite by heading out west to Ealing, an area replete with pubs, and home of the Ealing Beer Festival (this year on 2 July). We have our own ideas, but we'd love to hear your tips on the best pubs to visit in that part of town.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Let us know (in the comments below, on Facebook, or by tweeting #bestEalingPub) your favourite pubs in the area.
  2. We’ll tally up the votes on Monday and publish the results.
  3. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  4. The definition of what counts as Ealing is up to you, so long as your choice might reasonably be included on a pub crawl starting from the centre (we're talking about the town rather than the full borough of Ealing).
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

Londonist Pub Crawls

Having completed an ‘A-Z’ of areas, we’re now choosing other interesting parts of town. Vote winning pubs will be added to our Best Pubs in London microsite.

Image by Tezzer57 in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 18 June 2014


The Rose and Crown, South Ealing is a favourite. Other than that, try the Red Lion by Ealing Studios, The George and Dragon in Acton, The Star and Anchor in West Ealing, or The Foresters on Northfield Avenue. Recently-opened Drapers Arms, by Ealing Broadway shopping centre, is also worth a visit, plus the North Star over the road from EB station.


North Star near the Shopping centre and King's Arms!

Nina at HaveYouHeardOfIt?

I had a great lunch with a colleague at a pub on Uxbridge Road called the Star & Anchor. Burgers were ginormous and onion rings were good!

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The ideal pub crawl requires lots of pubs and very little walking, so start at the Rose and Crown on South Ealing Road and make your way up towards Ealing popping into the New Inn, The Castle, Red Lion, the Grove, Drapers Arms and ending up near Ealing Broadway station at the North Star. The Red Lion is the pick of the bunch, no tv, no music, no machines. It's a proper pub that sells Fullers and Hoegaarden on tap, has a nice garden and lots of references to Ealing Studios all over the walls.

A New York yankee ;-)

Love the North Star!!!


Red Lion on South Ealing Road is a good bet, with nearby Kings Arms on The Grove (slightly hidden away). Nearby The Grove (confusingly the name of the pub *and* the road) is OK too. You can then push on to The Grange which has a fantastic garden and a slightly country atmosphere.

Near Ealing Broadway station but hidden on a side lane (Haven Lane), The Wheatsheaf and Haven Arms are nothing too special but beautifully set and very "local".

Up in Pitshanger Village, the Village Inn has excellent food and the Duke of Kent, despite an unfortunate recent refurbishment is still grand with an excellent garden.

Lastly, don't miss the Drayton Court Hotel, very near West Ealing Station, where Ho Chi Minh is said to have worked. It's London's best beer garden (you'd read about it in Time Out but they don't seem to like West London).

Double lastly, the Forrester which is on the borders of West Ealing and Northfields is good for beer and has a fabulous Arts and Crafts exterior.


Simon Bell

Castle Inn has a great welcome & great new menu! Also worth considering Rose & Crown, Wheatsheaf & The Grove


My favourite is definitely The Plough, right at the southern end of Northfield Avenue, at the junction with Windmill Road and Little Ealing Road. Live music on Thursdays, a great garden, and of course a great selection of real ales, including the local brews from Fullers


Probably the Haven Arms.


The haven arms is definately me favourite. Good for a quiet meal and for a crazy night, lovely staff and yummy food.

Jon Harrison

Haven arms. A true hidden gem tucked away in the corner of haven green.


The Haven Arms is a cracking local. Warm, friendly, great food and good garden. Good atmosphere at the weekend for a good old session!


The haven arms the best traditional pub in ealing

Paul Molony

Haven Arms is the best pub in London let alone Ealing, good atmosphere, pool table where theres always a really friendly game to be had, good beer, great food and the new landlord is a gent, went after returning from Australia after many years for a holiday and it made me very sad to leave, but for a pub like this in Sydney

Eric Seavers

Maybe just watch this http://vimeo.com/84199749

Catherine Graves

The Wheatsheaf is the best pub in Ealing! I never thought that I would move to London AND have a local pub. They're like family now!