Pubs By Water

It’s not surprising I’d have a pub page. Here are just a few I can personally recommend:

Middlesex: UB6 6HZ

Harefield:  The Coy Carp

Located between the canal and the river on Coppermill Lane this large pub is surrounded by ducks and fish. A favourite rendez-vous for many amateur clubs it serves food and many wines. The reviews claim that the place has been ruined by being gutted by the corporate hacks of the brewery. Well I didn’t know it before and it’s lovely now.

Hanwell: The Fox

Knowing the Landlady, Maggie, reasonably well this is my most regularly visited pub -just a few seconds from the canal. It has always had superbly tasty real ales on draft and a couple of guest ones all the time. With a small but perfectly formed selection food, Quiz Nights and two Beer Festivals a year what more could you want ? Another CAMRA pub.


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London Ealing :W7 2PJ

London Borough Of Hounslow: TW7 6BG

Isleworth: The London Apprentice

A very old pub with a balcony overlooking the Thames’ Isleworth Ait.    LATE OPENING: until midnight on Fri’s & Sats.

Hertfordshire: En11 oAY

Hoddesdon:  The Fish-n-Eels

Located on the banks of the River Lee do look up on the map before setting off and beware the height restriction under the railway. Very popular in the summer it is actually at the head of an excellent cycle ride downhill ending London’s Docklands. Another CAMRA pub.

Hertfordshire: AL2 3PN

Bricket Wood -South Of St Albans:  Moor Mill

There are records of a mill in this beautiful location for 1000 years. The huge present one was built in 1762 and worked until 1939. Two water wheels grace this conversion which straddles the River Ver. There is copious outdoor tabled seating by the duck pond. Downstairs there’s a small bar and on the top floor there’s a full blown restaurant amongst all the flour making machinery (see pic). The online reviews are very mixed and I’ve only ever been here on a summer lunchtime or balmy evening and never had a problem. Taken over some years ago by Beefeater.

Central London: E1W 3SJ

Wapping: The Prospect Of Whitby (wait for video).

It claims to be the oldest pub on the Thames c1520.  As early as 1950 this gorgeous pub was made a Grade 2 Listed Building. The current building was built in 1770 after a dreadful fire. Like a half-timbered tardis it has far more space than it’s insignificant frontage implies. It has many rooms, several balconies and a garden all overlooking the broad reaches of the river. Ignore the bitching in the pub reviews: the staff a very caring serving food all day. Of course it is on Facebook and its famous and infamous history is even listed on Wikipedia. and in the Knowledge.

Coming soon..  Matt’s Interactive Guide To Pubs By The Thames

(like no other freebe that I know of and, of course, required a lot of research !)