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New Inn, Brentford

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I've only been there on weekends to watch rugby or the GAA. One or two of my visits coincided with home football games, and you'd find that the place was busy before the match, together with the soccer on the TV, then the fans would depart leaving a mostly Irish crowd to watch the GAA. Loads of people tend to piss off the minute matches finish too, which doesn't do much for the overall atmosphere of the place - which is generally quite good.

The landlord does a great job in catering to both crowds - football / GAA - and there are enough screens for everyone. On days when Brentford aren't at home GAA does seem to take priority with the commentary turned up. A fantastic pint of Guinness for £3.50, easily the best I've had in London, and yes I'm aware that everyone makes that claim every now and again.

I haven't witnessed any kind of bother there, and on matchdays there are lads on the door (which is the norm). Yeah some of the clientele can seem chavvy but isn't that soccer for you.
el_bozboz - 30 Mar 2015 13:15
Went in here after a midweek Brentford game not expecting much after reading a view or 2 on here but I liked it.Friendly guvnor and barmaid and 2 well kept cask ales (admittedly only Youngs London Gold & Doom Bar) but I had Doom Bar and my friend had the Gold and they were both perfect.There was a ladies darts league match going on (great to see Darts in a pub) and plenty of screens for the sport,as one expects in an Irish pub.Out of the 3 pubs I went in to I would prefer the Griffin,but this pub is a great alternative and a lot better then the woeful Princess Royal.
boundsgreenboy - 29 Aug 2014 11:06
Wow, what a novelty. A pub with nothing drinkable whatsoever! Not even a token quality lager, jut tap after tap of Carling, Strongbow, Coors etc; plus two disgusting bitter on hand pumps. I nearly got fed up and left altogether as the bar staff repeatedly served people three back in the queue over my shoulder, and ignored me having been stood at the bar for ten minutes plus.

The fact that this is listed as an “away friendly” pub for Brentford matches simply means that their bitter fans won't actually punch you; the pub is generally unwelcoming, and as mentioned above, anybody who is not a home fan becomes a second class citizen at the bar. If you are unsure of quite what the social genre of “chav” is supposed to define, just spend ten minutes in this establishment.

I've been to some truly awful pubs in my time, but this is easily one of the worst.
elegiac_stanzas - 20 Jan 2013 09:15
Brilliant pub, first time in here to watch Leinster game, and the crack was just mighty, very welcoming pub, staff fast even though it was busy but still had time for a smile, will be returning without a doubt, dublin lady around the pub (assuming owns it) changing tv's to suit what customers wanted to watch, picking up glasses and cleaning the pub the whole time she was down, and just seemed to have a nice word to say to everyone. So nice to get a nice old Irish pub in London, where the crack is nearly as good if not better than the pubs at home. Keep it going, great stuff
philmur30 - 29 Apr 2012 20:39
nice pub, nice beer and staff
bellabee250 - 16 Oct 2011 13:16
Agree with steej, the best of the big 4!
papamike - 30 Jun 2011 20:02
Best Pub in Brentford, and a great pint of guinness!
mrbee - 10 Feb 2011 16:12
Busy bar when there is a Celtic game on. Outdoor TV is useful for the smokers or when it is too busy inside. Nice pint of guiness and reasonable prices. Staff are friendly. 7
2AndyGorams - 15 Oct 2010 12:33
Pleasant enough two bar Fuller's house with a mainly older Irish clientelle inhabiting the bar. Pride was the only ale on though it was a reasonable (and comparitively cheap) pint. Nice shaded smoking area kind of sunk below the main road. Handy for Brentford FC.
anonymous - 21 Apr 2010 17:58
The best news ever...Brian and Berni that used to run Captain Morgans are the new owners...It's opened tomorrow under new management and will be a great pub for everyone to drink in...Perfect beer, sport till it's coming outta your ears, live music Fri and Sat nights and great craic...It was a long time coming but well worth the wait...
mrslarsson7 - 22 Feb 2010 21:39
This was stop number two on our 'Brentford Corners' crawl. Definitely the pick of the bunch. Beer was nice, bar staff were welcoming, local regulars even chatted to me about Liverpool without making fun!

The best thing I can say about this pub is that I would be delighted to go back on a non-match night. The pub was cosy and had a nice outdoor garden, and felt like a good traditional boozer.

They have a big screen or two showing the football if you don't fancy a live match too.

Easily the best of the four corners.
steej - 27 Jan 2010 17:18
Definitely the one to go to if you're an away fan visiting Griffin park, but a very friendly pub in tis own right anyway.
southendjames - 8 Sep 2009 17:21
By far the best all around pub in the Griffin Park area of Brentford. There was a good mix of home and away fans with good and friendly banter all around. I had a Deuchars IPA (a pint I find hard work) and it was excellent - this shows how good the pints were kept at this place. The bar staff were excellent and helpful and I would recommend this pub to anyone.
dazzadurham - 31 Aug 2009 23:10
No real ale on today although from pump clips it looks like they normaly have something from Courage Best, Hen, Ruddles etc. They did have bottles of Summer Lightning which was good. Friendly enough, fairly traditional boozer, low ceilings, beer garden.
GuideDogSaint - 26 Dec 2008 17:08
I always go into the New Inn when Im at Griffin Park as you are given fast friendly service and the away fans are allowed in, which I find makes the place more interesting.

There is a pool table and a couple of dart boards at the back of the pub and a nice beer garden for the summer.

The lager is pretty good and it is also home to the West London Celtic Supporters Club, so if there are 2 matches on TV at the same time and Celtic is one of them that will be the game that is shown.

All in all pretty good for a Brentford pub.
Strongers - 20 Mar 2007 09:23
one of the best pubs in brentford, much bigger than it looks with rambling, cosy lay-out inside. friendly staff. pooltable.
mozzzzzz - 18 Mar 2007 23:06
This pub is actually quite good, but i think its for people a bit older than me and my mates. Although everyone was really friendly, I kept on getting chatted up by a 40 year old! Lol, it is good though, to go and have a quiet lil drink, or go in a big crowd and sit in the back garden on a hot summers day, n e wayz its good! l8r on x
alki - 25 Jul 2005 12:29
good boozer: nicest pint of directors I've had, pool table, juke box, good food, friendly bar staff, big beer garden.

Deffo the best of the 4 arounf the ground.

mjbarrett - 30 Mar 2005 14:15
Went in this pub as part of doing all four corners before the match. Definitely my favourite of the quartet, not least because of the excellent and speedy service inside.

Despite the hordes of fans, most people were dealt with very speedily and there was a good atmosphere inside.

Particularly helped by the two friendly barmaids - with the shorter, brunette lady in the red top extremely lovely! If you know who she is, let me know!
Matt - 29 Feb 2004 20:05
Brentford's a bit too 'white' for my liking. I think that is why there are so many pubs like this. Nice enough but let down by a somewhat sinister air.
Good for: definitely not weekends
thenationofjames - 2 Dec 2003 13:21

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