Tabard2 Bath Road
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A pub that dates back to 1880 and was built as part of the Bedford Park estate, the first London garden suburb. It was welcomed in 1880 by the local journal, the Bedford Park Gazette, which expressed the hope that it would stop the sale of alcoholic liquors through other channels to the estate workmen building the new houses. The pub is Grade II*-listed and has now been registered with Hounslow Council as an Asset of Community Value, Hounslow ACV 2013/001. Notable interior features include tiling by William de Morgan and Walter Crane, and Arts & Crafts mirrors and pictures. The swing sign is based on the original painted by TM Rooke in 1880 and, amazingly, during refurbishment in 2016, the long-lost original sign was found again; it is hoped it can be conserved in due course. There are four distinct drinking areas (2 bars, a dining area and a 'snug'), and ten hand pumps serve a cider (usually Westons Old Rosie) and regularly changing guest ales, sourced both nationally and locally. (If it is a hot spell the number of ciders may temporarily increase.) There is also a good range of unusual bottled beers, and keg craft beers such as Beavertown and Camden. Two-pint takeaway cartons are available. A comprehensive selection of board games are available. Evening live music on Sat. and a Wed. quiz are usually in the dining area. In 2019 The Tabard Theatre has been refurbished and relaunched as the 'Chiswick Playhouse'. this first floor intimate 79-seat fringe theatre, has hosted the likes of Al Murray and Russell Brand. Find out more from its web site at http://www.chiswickplayhouse.co.uk