The Tabard, Chiswick
The London pub with the closest links to the Arts & Crafts movement of the 19th century is, of course, the glorious Blackfriar. And whilst the Tabard's not quite as spectacular, it does deserve a mention alongside that home of reliefs of cheeky monks. The Tabard was built as part of the development of the Bedford Park estate - one of the first garden suburbs - and charming exterior and interesting interior (note the tilework) are worthy of intention. There's also a theatre attached - the Tabard - which maintains the connection between the pub and the arts. Nowadays, the pub is still a good enough boozer in its own right, offering up decent beers - five hand pumps - and jolly decent pub grub to a mix of locals. Though what would William Morris have made of the plasma screens and fruit machines?
10 Nov 2008
Best night out this year as far as live music goes!! Nice punters, great JD, well stocked and well organized bar, clean loos. Looking forward to bopping to blues again soon! 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.. Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues. Hoping to hear some Fleetwood Mac when I go back!! ;)
1 Bath Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1LN
020 8994 3492
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