The important thing to remember when you’re a pub blogger is to
not to get crumbs in your laptop jump on every bandwagon;
Actually, Si was pushing detergent as a cure to life’s ills a week BEFORE Donald. #Trendsetter
Twitter Trends tells me this morning’s top topics include “Princess Charlotte”, “Iron Mike” and “Griffin Park“.
Is Princess Charlotte the one that our last great Prime Minister left at a pub with only the Chinese President and an NBSS 2.5 pint of Greene King IPA for company ? No ?
No pub connections to Mike Tyson I can think of, either, so Griffin Park it is.
Only went twice, proper ground, close to the pitch, inedible burger, pub on each corner (never been in any of them).
Their new ground looked impressive, if you like that sort of thing, which I don’t.
But it gets kudos for being built in the town, and even closer than Griffin Park to this;
Yes, if I was in lockdown in Brentford now not only could I miss the last match at their lovely old ground, I’d also be able to stare forlornly at a closed Kew Gardens and just about the ONLY reliable Bass house in the whole of London.
The Express Tavern isn’t the ONLY reason to visit Brentford, but I’ll warrant it’s the best one you’ve seen this morning. The CAMRA members below were drinking Harvey’s.
Don’t be like CAMRA members. Be like retiredmartin and drink Bass.
Come at 1.30pm on a Thursday, not 7pm on match night.
What else have you got, apart from a stroll along the Thames and some brutalist civic buildings.
Well, some Proper Pubs with Courage and Fullers livery, for a start.
The Magpie & Crown is the normal CAMRA recommendation, but I loved Black Dog Beer House. Perhaps the most West London pub in Brentford, if that makes sense. “Twickenham with a soul” I wrote. Simon will know what I mean, even if I don’t.
You won’t get a ticket to the early games at the new Brentford games anyway, so best off come here for your spreadable salami and pub cat cuddle.
Then catch up on all that Bass you’ve missed in the Express.