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Address: 53 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 3TA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 931) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Ealing Broadway (0.1 miles), North Ealing (0.6 miles), Ealing Common (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Ealing Broadway (0.1 miles), West Ealing (0.9 miles), Drayton Green (1.3 miles)

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If I hadn't read the comment below noting this place changed its name from The Bell to The Lodge Tavern some while back I'd have thought it was an entirely different establishment from the bar I visit once or twice a month on Sundays to hear the excellent live jazz/funk.

More expensive than the excellent Sir Michael Balcon (JDW) a few doors down the Mall, but entry for the Sunday music has been free. Service fine, relatively limited on the beers side (mainly cocktails, wines and lagers and food sales).

Entry needs re-listing under the new name.
_grobag_ - 29 Apr 2011 23:30
expensive would be an understatement!
mrbee - 10 Feb 2011 19:37
On several sites, people have commented on the doormen. A well-known London website will show you plenty. Here's my (bad) experience...

During the cold snap in Feb, I went with my partner and another couple. We sat at a sofa where my partner had two small whiskies; we'd just had dinner, so this wasn't going to have gotten him drunk. He comes across as a rather serious/old-fashioned/non-chavvy type, not the kind of person who would be seen as a troublemaker at all. Part-way through he went outside (without his coat) to smoke. It got down to -3 that night. As he tried to re-enter, the bouncer refused him, claiming he 'appeared to have had a lot to drink' and this might offend/upset women inside (ie suggesting he would be a leering letch, in spite of the fact he's come with a partner and was sitting at a table). The bouncer's evidence (and this is where the temperature comes in) was that he was 'shivering' and 'moving from one foot to the other' - he was in a shirt at -3, remember. The bouncer refused to let him inside even to collect his coat or tell me/our guests where he was.

My partner explained that he would like to speak to the manager. When the manager arrived, she actually conceded that the bouncer had been wrong!! However in a 'nod wink' way she said she'd watch our party closely as 'she' (me or our female guest, I'm unsure) had bought several drinks therefore they thought 'she' might be drunk. She attempted to mis-quote the law. She became very worried when my partner explained the law with regards to licencing/bouncing and she realised that not only was he not drunk but had know-how in that legal area from work.

They said they'd let us in- but by then we all leftf for another bar. Never to return.
squizita - 11 Apr 2009 21:05
I found this pub to be as depressing as the outside suggests. The barmaid was surly and the music managed to extinguish the lasts embers of life I had left in me. The draught selection is very limited and there is no real ale.

Rubbish, like its new name ‘The Lodge’.
Strongers - 22 Dec 2008 16:38
Visited Saturday This pub was refurbished in 2007 and is now called The Lodge. However, nothing else much has changed. Noisy, crowded, appaling music, and full of over-excitable young people who think it's great because they have nothing better with which to compare it. OK for the 18-25 crowd, of zero appeal to those closer to the top of the food chain. Avoid.
geekogazpacho - 16 Dec 2008 17:33

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