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The Pilot (Bar, Restaurant)

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56 Wellesley Road, Chiswick & Brentford, London, W4 4BZ
Cuisine: Gastro
Tel: 020 8994 0828 | Transport: Gunnersbury | Write review

The Pilot Description

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Located less than five minutes walk from either Gunnersbury or Kew Bridge stations, the Pilot is a fantastic neighbourhood pub offering friendly service, fresh seasonal food and well kept cask conditioned ales and continental lagers.

Recently refurbished throughout, the Pilot has a large decked beer garden and a separate Garden Room, ideal for parties and dinners. The garden benefits from the sun as it tracks across to the west, making it very popular in the summer for lunches. The decking at the front of the pub captures the last of the sun as it sinks behind the trees.

The menu consists

of pub favourites, freshly prepared from our experienced brigade of chefs ably led by Damien, as well as more adventurous options. Alternatively, the selection of bar snacks: pork scratchings, crisps, scotch eggs, are all made on site and perfect for accompanying either a pint of cask ale from Fuller’s, the local brewery, or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

The Garden Room can seat up to 40 for dinner and benefits from its own private outside space. more

Customer Reviews for The Pilot

Average (based on 7 votes): 7 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Such a shame the Pilot used to have a damn good chef who left after a year. I remember went out for a roast i chose a roast pork wow what a feast tender loin of middle white pork belly comes with braised spiced red cabbage, honey roasted parsnip and carrots, butternut squash puree, steamed seasonal greens include brocoli, savoy cabbage, green beans, duck fat roast potatoes, apple sauce, redcurrant gravy, scratching long ones. What a proper rare feast you can hardly find with your money. Went down the other day very disappointed. I only wish the chef before was still here. I can never forget that wonderful meal i had.”
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paul, london (12 years 8 months 24 days ago)

“After many good meals, in particular Sunday roasts from the Pilot, I took my girlfriend there for Sunday lunch on the 1st October. Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the quality of the roast. Firstly not being given any potatoes, then to be given as vegetables one small carrot and parsnip each, with the parsnip still raw was a joke. The meat was borderline and certainly not what I would expect for 14 quid. No wonder the place was almost empty at 1.30pm on a Sunday.”
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Andrew, London (14 years 7 months 10 days ago)

“I tend to avoid this 'pub' mainly because of the outragous drink prices and rude bar staff even though this would be my local. Fuller's have taken this pub over and there's been no change to prices or bar staff. I though Fuller's had some sort of quality control but obviously not any more! The glitterati from Chiswick seemed to have crawled out from under their rocks as it always seems to be full of marketing people or estate agents.”
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Bas Finnis, London (15 years 6 months 22 days ago)

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“This is my local and I feel lucky to have such a great pub just down the street. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is always great (and the menu changes regularly), and there's a good selection of wine and beers. The only downside about the Pilot is that on Friday evenings it gets invaded by estate agents from the local Foxtons office - enough to put anyone off their food and drink!”
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Helen, London (15 years 8 months 10 days ago)

“After becoming one of the converted, that to the new "gastropub" phenom, I thought I check out one of the more notable in my area - The Pilot. Firstly, I liked the fact that you can book a table, even if you're NOT eating, so that quiet social drink can still be obtained. However, I was eating, and the food was definately better than average (altho not as good as the Devonshire Arms nearby). More importantly, the desserts were top notch, and I would without hesitation, head back there for the Sticky Toffee pudding alone! Great staff too, as they did their best to find some candles for my housemates birthday cake. Well worth a visit if you're sick of crowded smokey pubs with no room to sit.”
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Dave, [ Unknown ] (17 years 4 months 3 days ago)

“This used to be a cracking little local boozer but it's now nothing more than a bland run of the mill gastro pub (a term to strike fear into the heart of any discerning drinker). Before renovation The Pilot boasted beautiful Victorian mirrors, a friendly set of regulars, a Bendy Bully above the dart board and a wall full of photos of guide dogs for the blind sponsored by the pub. It's now void of any character - a bit like the people who frequent it - and I can find no reason to recommend it at all. Make a stand against the erosion of the great British local boozer and avoid The Pilot and its like.”
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Mister Phil, [ Unknown ] (17 years 4 months 18 days ago)

“owned by the same happy peeps as the stonemasons, pilot is a similar formula successfully repeated in this quiet location. definately more of a local''s place filled with late twenty and thirty-somethings ''fashionista'' types. it''s more focused towards being a restaurant than a pub, but when it gets busier the bar area is filled with people out for a drink. but the food is the main reason for going. it''s superb. starters are verging on main portion size and are outstanding. mains are fantastic and the menu changes frequently. quality and service is better than the stonemasons... superb range of beer (leffe, hoegaarden and staropramen on tap), good wine and other drinks on par for the type of establishement. prices are slightly under the stonemasons, so it''s well worth the walk / taxi down there. the only downside is that it is a little bright. if you like gastropubs, do try it!”
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eenpants, [ Unknown ] (17 years 5 months 3 days ago)

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Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: Gastro
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
  • Group: Fullers


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