Dragonfly Brewery at The George & Dragon, Acton

Our rating: FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Remarkable Restaurants group run pubs that usually get a good reception here at Fancyapint, so we're happy to report their newest effort tops them all, in looks at least. After being closed for a while, in 2006 they were lucky to have taken over a building with a centuries-old history, but they nonetheless made the most of the opportunity - and who could blame them. We particularly liked the wintry nooks and crannies panelled in dark wood, which features a fantastic 17th century fireplace, rediscovered after being boarded up for years. None of it, however, feels twee or overbearing and for contrast there's also a bright and airy back room, its high ceilings tempered with a couple of art nouveau statues and a huge mural. Indeed, every aspect of the décor is well thought out and designed. Elsewhere things aren't quite up to the five pint standard they once were. Our pint of HSB was distinctly off and while it was replaced without fuss (for an averagely kept Pride), a good publican would know the condition of his wares before opening. Meanwhile the food standards have dropped too. Our burger and chips, while perfectly edible, was pretty dry. While certainly a lovely pub - especially for Acton - it's sadly not as amazing as it once was.
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02 Apr 2012
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I love this pub, a little hidden gem, it's the oldest pub in Acton, good atmosphere, great food and friendly staff, I had Sunday lunch with my family for a birthday celebration will be coming back again soon,
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25 Feb 2009
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This is a charming pub, and worthy of its 5 star rating, though suprised that FAP rate it so highly given their disdain of gastros. This is a gastro, serving a good, varied, seasonal menu, but they mainly accomodate for this out the back, retaining the front section, complete with fireplace, oak beams and snugs for a proper darkened pub experience. Staff are great and friendly, the quiz night is quite an experience, as the south london quiz master falls in, usually an hour late, to a round of applause, to provide a well thought out weekly Monday quiz.

Contact details
183 High Street, Acton, London, W3 9DJ
020 8992 3712
Opening times
Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 12:00
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Overview

Dragonfly Brewery at The George & Dragon is a brewery and gastropub serving home-brewed craft beer and beer infused bar snacks. 

Detailed Description

Dragonfly Brewery is bringing delicious craft beer to West London, headed up by the young, dynamic and award-winning Master Brewer, Conor Donoghue.
Producing 1200 Litres of cask and kegged beer per brew, The Dragonfly Brewery is one of the largest brewpubs in London. While many of our beers have been created using popular styles and trends, the brewery will also introduce niche and seasonal brews, such as a fruit beer and a golden ale for the summer, as well as an aged Dopplebock beer.

 

Dragonfly Brewery serves 4 of their own craft beers:


2 O’Clock Ordinary - A rich, deep bitter with an amber colour and a crisp British hop aroma - £3.80
Early Doors - A crisp and intensely hopped gold coloured pale ale - £4
Achtung! - A Bavarian style wheat beer with flavours of banana and clove - £4
Dark Matter - A rich and full-flavoured stout - £4

 

Jason Woodger, the landlord of Dragonfly Brewery who had previously worked with Conor at the Lamb, designed the food menu with Dragnofly’s beer in mind. Often using beer as an ingredient, Jason has matched the food menu to each brew’s individual flavour and style. The result is an exciting selection of beer-infused dishes: bar snacks are creative and modern takes on traditional English comfort food, while the mains focus on homemade “Dark Matter” burgers and smoked pork dogs, all with a host of exciting toppings. On Sundays, it all revolves around the selection of roasts: beef rib, lamb leg, pork belly, 1/2 free range chicken and a veggie roast, all served with crispy roast potatoes, giant Yorkshire puddings, seasonal greens, bashed roots, cauliflower cheese & beer gravy.

 

The bar snacks menu is priced at £4 each or 3 for £10, and includes:

• Sage & onion Scotch egg
• Pulled beef brisket chilli
• Triple cooked house chips & sea salt
• “Achtung” beer battered onion rings & BBQ sauce
• Salt & pepper squid
• Posh fish fingers served with chunky tartar
• Pork & chorizo sausage rolls & HP
• “2 O’Clock ordinary” baby back ribs

 

The newest addition to the menu is the “Dark Matter” beer fondue served with charred bread and tempura cauliflower, priced at £4 per person to be shared between minimum of 4 people.

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