75 South Parade
020 8742 8801
Open all day
Refurbished in 2002 to be more like a Firkin - even saying so outside this imposing building is a little smaller on the inside, though the ceiling is a high one.
The large windows allow plenty of light to enter the pub and it feels light and airy as a result, though the closeness of a major road junction can be disconcerting if you don't like bored drivers staring at you. You can enter in the corner or at the side (left in the picture).
The bar is a central one. It is quite high to lean on, so not good for wheelchair users, though access to the pub is good. The bar has the guest ale casks on it though beer is still pulled out via an engine. There does not seem to be much cooling going on, though beers we tried were OK.
Beers on at the time were Pardoes Original, Taylor's Landlord, and Batemans Yalla Belly. Asking the bar person to remove the sparkler they ignored us and didn't seem to know what it was when told.
The beer was overpriced - £2.90 for a 3.8% ale is ridiculous.
Seating is at booths for the most part at the windows which is good if in a group, but not so good if alone. For the summer there is a beer garden with shade.
Not too far from Chiswick Park tube stop.
No food was in evidence at the time of visit and the staff didn't know either? So, I guess call before you go.
None as yet
Bateman's Yella Belly.
33 Fairlawn Avenue
Chiswick, London, W4 5EF
(020) 8995 8506
D: £60-£80 en-suite