Old Pack Horse434 Chiswick High Road
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There has been a pub on this site for a long time, and "Ye Pack Hors in Turnam Greene" was mentioned on a trader's token of 1669 used in lieu of money. It was called the Lower Packhorse until 1812 (cf. Packhorse & Talbot a few hundred yards east). This is now a Grade II-listed corner pub last rebuilt around 1910 by the great pub architect Nowell Parr. Refurbished recently, it has a beautiful frontage often featured in local photographs, and a view across Turnham Green. With ornate woodwork and glasswork including some stained glass panels, it is one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs. Five drinking areas include a snug, and a Thai restaurant towards the back which can also provide takeaway. Note the tiny inglenook snug bar with its leather banquettes. An illuminated bar sign refers to the long-gone Chiswick Empire, and walls display theatre memorabilia and Victorian bottles. The current manager hopes to expand to a fifth ale pump, and as well as the draught beers there is an increasingly adventurous range of keg beers. Bottled beers go up to a Belgian Chimay at 9% ABV! On Friday nights (late opening) there is a DJ from 9pm.