The Rocket, Acton

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Rocket has settled down to become a popular spot in these parts. With deep red walls, a large bar, a separate dining area and the usual (nowadays) mishmash of unmatched furniture - in styles ranging from student bedsit, to a mix of Louis XIV and wicker chairs, it's a typical example of early 21st Century drinking in the UK. There's also a typical range of good beer, decent wine and reasonable food on offer, with pricing to match (i.e. not cheap, but then not that expensive either, for the quality). The dedicated dining area provides a more formal eating experience. Service was once an issue here, but nowadays there appears to be more than enough people behind the bar to meet the needs of the punter and they're polite and friendly with it. The terrace outside, must be one of the most comfortable of any London pub, with squashy benches positioned under a large awning down one side of the pub - an obvious draw for those who have yet to kick the smoking habit. It's relaxed and civilised during the day and a bit more upbeat in the evening, with live music once a month.
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18 May 2010
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Things have moved on and the Rocket seems to be flourishing. The owner, Philippe encourages local groups to use the upsatirs room so there are now two film clubs, a book club, life drawing classes, occasional stand up and other comedy nights as well as public meetings ranging from toby Young's new school (as seen on Newsnight) and a massive one on rail closures. Beer good, new cook energising the menu and Prosecco at jolly good prices.
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19 May 2009
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Lovely local with good, reasonably priced food - eggs florentine fab and half the price of the Wolesey's. Now doing coffee and breakfast every day from about 1000. Pleasant staff.

Upstairs room used for comedy club, book club and events. Plans apparently for a cinema club - can't wait!

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11-13 Churchfield Road, Acton, London, W3 6BD
020 8993 6123
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