This pub was editorially chosen by Londonist, as we like it.
The Weir styles itself as a gastropub, and the emphasis is very much on good but inexpensive food. Yet there's plenty to behold for the casual drinker, too. First and foremost is the excellent beer garden which, far from the main road and up against the River Brent, is about as peaceful as they come. This is an old, old place, claiming an alcohol licence dating back to Shakespeare's time. It's also said that JMW Turner lived in the building from 1785 to 1787, first taking an interest in painting from the bucolic setting beside the rivers. The beer range isn't up to much — this is more of a wine place — but you won't find many more laid-back and convivial drinking spots.