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Flanagans, West Ealing

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called obriens now this place gives a new meaning to customers running the show
highnoon - 7 Feb 2016 21:23
Ha not many places like the wild west anymore but this is certainly one of them great fun no one gives a shit great music on jukebox and as loud as you want love it
jacksonboy - 29 Aug 2014 12:35
A gem in the middle of Ealing, a must visit if your in the area, Colin, the manager, made sure my wife and I were welcomed, a conversation had started before we even placed an order. Fantastic. I ordered a Guinness ( you must in an Irish Bar ) and must declared it one of the best pints I have tasted. My wife had a glass of white wine from their limited range ( 1 wine! ), but I am not going to complain too much about that. We had an enjoyable evening and if memory serves me right it was nearly 1am before we eventually left. Cracking little pub.
Cityboy1 - 12 Dec 2013 13:16
one of the better Irish bars in ealing ( and believe me there is a lot of them!) drink was good barmaid was chatty smoking area is good
star_man - 13 Jul 2013 22:53
I like this wee pub, you genuinely welcomed.
Ciubecca - 3 May 2013 11:37
Came in here after work. Wasn't sure about the place before I came in. But upon entry I was pleasantly surprised. I was served in a friendly manner and shared a few jokes with the locals sitting at the bar. But the great thing about this place, for me, I felt genuinely welcomed, and saying that this little pub is now my regular haunt :) 10/10
Lewis789 - 12 Jan 2013 14:10
Not a fan of these Irish pubs that seem to be every where theses days, but this was different, what started out as 1 drink turned into 5, no kidding. First of all the beer was great and the company was better. I know a few Irish accents from studying with friends but it was hard at times to work out the barman's accent, northern I would guess. I was made welcome and enjoyed my stay.
saints_rule - 17 Dec 2012 14:17
what a deadly session we had last night in flanagans, best fun in ages, trad session was brilliant will be back next sunday for sure
CCJ - 20 Aug 2012 11:49
good little boozer about 5 mins off ealing broadway, landlord is a gent and keeps a great pint of stout for only 2.80. racing on the telly and a good laugh with the locals, plenty of winding up going on between the landlord and one of the locals in the corner, comedy. it's certainly worth a visit just to meet 'aidan' who will tell you a story or twenty......
newirish - 21 Jul 2012 15:59
Not a bad pub, was a bit on the quiet side, few locals that were there kept the 'craic' as they call it going. If you lived locally this place would make an ideal local.
twentythreeman - 10 Jan 2012 13:51
I have gone back to Flanagan's regular after my first visit and I must say I am impressed, myself and a friend were having a pint when the boss presented us with a burger each, in fact he had a burger for every customer in the place. This is the kind of thing you do not see in pubs these days. However, with compliments, there is also constructive criticism, please, please fix the outdoor heating and maybe try and compete with neighbouring bars that have better outdoor facilities.
Tim2tim - 22 Dec 2011 19:48
Great beer, best pint of Fosters I've had in a really long time, my mate was on Carlsberg which only cost 2.60!! The pub looks like it's stuck in a time warp but I think that adds to its character, but they really should attempt at least to freshen the place up. Got chatting with the landlord who was having a few pints himself with the customers, nice guy. He does not have the place that long so will be interesting to see if he makes many changes. One thing I hope that does not change is the quality of the fosters.

YOYO2 - 21 Oct 2011 14:03
Just moved to the area, like the pub but no real ales?? Why??
rogersmith - 21 Jun 2011 15:09
Great pub, barman put on the cricket for us when the English pub next door refused to do so
Tim2tim - 15 Jun 2011 22:15
great we pub, good pint of fosters, barman on during the day was getting stuck into his racing with the customers, landlord came on the evening shift and went around and said hi to everyone, made a point of talking to me (maybe cause i was a stranger) nice guy. told me to look up the facebook page, but came across this. only negative thing i will say its very irish, he is targeting a very select audience, would be nice to see it a bit more english friendly, but will certainly be back for sure, and again to end lovely pint of fosters
mick_2000 - 26 May 2011 19:37
After a bad pint of lager across the road I decided on a guinness, good choice, great i'm in two minds to say if this is better than the shanakee or not. Was a bit quiet but the barman and his old locals at the end kept everyone in conversation. ..................................Right I have to say it might be slightly better pints wise but better athmosphere in the shanakee. Two good pubs.
thebeercritic - 12 May 2011 17:51
will agree with the previous comment, toasties are good, simple. fine pint of fosters and like the regional newspapers from around ireland idea. still think o'neills is better for my age group
TimBoyz - 27 Apr 2011 00:52
Yes i am a snob and yes i ate a toastie in this pub and... it was brilliant!!! Not my usual sort of haunt but a fantastic place to go for sport, great Guinness, and a landlord who knows what he's doing.
ealingnewbie - 15 Apr 2011 22:31
One of the friendliest Irish pubs that I've been to in London, and by far the best pint of Guinness. Colin the landlord (along with some pretty stunning bar staff) is always on hand for some good craic and it's a great place to watch some sport as well. Roll on the summer barbecues in the garden!
_pete_ - 8 Apr 2011 02:09
oh and its full of old men
Angel2_2000 - 18 Feb 2011 11:56
Not really a pub for girls, the barman could not make the cocktail I wanted but he did come up with something nice using what he had behind the bar. Not a bad pub but think I will stick to the Castlebar more welcoming for girls
Angel2_2000 - 18 Feb 2011 11:53
popped in here the other day as i heard good things about this place, and i wasnt dissapointed. Had a great guinness, and will be back for the next dubs game!
peterbarlow - 13 Feb 2011 13:19
Small, but it gets busy, was jammed for the chelsea v liverpool game last week, was some athmosphere. Best pint of guinness i've tasted in london and at a resonable price. Service was good and has a good spacious beer garden. Shall be back!
Beer_guy1 - 10 Feb 2011 13:59
A traditional Irish Pub, with a great craic, attentive staff and a lovely pint of guinness.
Went in here a few weeks ago to watch the man u game, i found it very friendly(both staff and customers), with a great atmosphere. In my opinion, easily the best irish pub in ealing! I will be back.
mrbee - 10 Feb 2011 13:41
Not a bad pub, but a bit on the small side, lovely garden at the rear. The young fella behind the bar was friendly (with a please and a thank you, could teach the staff next door a thing or two)

Two old irish customers I got talking too were good fun, they even give me a cigarette for free! something you rarely see in pubs these days.
waterloosunset - 9 Jul 2010 15:22
my garden shed is bigger then this place.........................
anirishbarman - 1 Feb 2010 19:42
I don't rate this pub, No real ale for starters and not terribly welcoming if you are not 100% 'OIrish.. The Sunday roasts are large but very average.
tate - 11 Oct 2009 15:16
best guinness in west london and tom, the governor, knows how to serve any number of customers without making them wait (take note those in the north star).

great friendly place to watch the footy with a friendly crowd.
porcus_volans - 9 Oct 2008 21:15
A great pint, nice friendly staff and not over-priced like so many of the pubs in the area......definately worth a visit should you want a quiet drink in a nice atmosphere....
anonymous - 28 Nov 2005 09:11
A bit like the scene in American Were!wolf in London, when the guys walk into the Slaughtered Lamb, and the place stops. The size of a large dining room. Nice staff and atmos when you get settled.
anonymous - 7 Apr 2005 22:41
A superb atmosphere combined with probably the best tasting pint this side of West London.
Beanie - 1 Feb 2005 15:32

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