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  • 5.0 star rating
    23/5/2014
    8 check-ins here

    this is one authentic pub!  Loves it's history, armosphere, menu and way-cool staff

    right on the tems [ :) ] river where it offers a nice stop during a walkabout

  • 5.0 star rating
    25/9/2011

    Can't fault this place. There are 3 pubs along the river in that stretch,  seem to have a smattering if public school types twatting around outside smoking, but it's the 3rd one, The Bull's Head to which I draw your attention.

    Fish pie is what I go for. And real ale. And old oak beams. And the kind of solid old pub atmosphere you rarely find. On several levels and serviced by excellent staff, the seating is generous and comfortable. Mulled wine in winter by the open fireplace, gastronomic food under a tenner a plate. Good views across the water, and (currently) curry nights on Thursdays with a selection of 6 or 7 different curries. A bit of a faff to get to, but that's the charm as you walk along the river path. Feels like you're in a Cornish village.

  • 5.0 star rating
    2/10/2010

    Classic classic old bar/restaurant. We took a recent vacation to London and had read about the interesting shops and bars between Hammersmith and Kew bridge. We got off at the nearest tube stop after finding the Bulls Head listed as a unique pub on fancyapint.com. Once we got off the tube we started walking in the general direction of the bridges/river. We wandered through residential areas and finally cut through the worlds smallest alley/pathway towards the river. We curiously ended up at the front doors of two adjacent houses. We passed through the gate noted to take us to the river, a by luck, there was the Bulls Head to the left! This is the only way to find this place.
    Once inside, this is a treasure on a rainy day - watching the trains on the bridge or rowers on the water. i can imagine it's a sweet spot on a sunny day too to sit outside riverside.
    check this place out!

  • 3.0 star rating
    16/9/2008
    First to Review

    Wow  what a great location for a pub! We were lucky enough to get a seat overlooking the river Thames, which was a lovely way to finish our Sunday afternoon. Great range of real ales (also cask mark certified), and friendly bar staff.

    Sadly when we visited their Sunday lunches were off the menu as they had a problem producing the gravy. Instead I had the beef and ale pie with mash potatoes and vegetables (£8.95), and my fiancée had the lamb shank (£11.50), with mash. The lamb shank was pretty good (I was allowed a bite) although it did seem to be served with a large amount of brooth which did not look appetising. The beef and ale pie that I had was really stodgy and pre-processed. In fact I ended up leaving a lot of it behind (which is very unlike me).

    I would like to come back and visit to try the Sunday lunches again if I'm every in the area, simply because of the wonderful country/riverside location.

    Definitely recommended for drinks. Food wise  ask what they recommend on the menu before ordering.

  • 5.0 star rating
    16/9/2008

    What a lovely pub!

    We went here for a Cycling Club reunion. and I really enjoyed it. Of course, chatting with someone was what makes a place. but here the river really makes a wow factor.

    The food is good, and reasonably priced. Drinks are a bit more than in Poole.

    Lovely that its so near Richmond Park too. It really is in a good situation.

    I'd love to come here again some time, and I hope an occasion arises!

    • Qype User Timina…
    • Sydney, Australia
    • 634 friends
    • 758 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    15/3/2009

    Wow, what a super pub. Not far from Chiswick, Gunnersbury, and Kew, it's just by the rail bridge to the east of Kew Bridge. It's right by the Thames, and anyone doing the walk on the north side of the river will come across it.

    The building is old, and gorgeous inside: close, well-beamed, and with none of the modern concessions to space or convenience. It's full of nooks and crannies, though.

    Their ale is well-kept. And while there are plenty of Fuller's brews on tap, of course, you'll also find guest ales. I had a lovely pint of Brains' Bread of Heaven today.

    Since it was a sunny Sunday there were plenty of folks having lunch at the handful of outside tables. Several dozen folks, me included, took our pints outside and sat on the edge of the river, dangling our feet above the quickly-rising Thames.

    Nearby, a painter was reproducing the eastward river bend and Chiswick pier while people waliked back and forth, enjoying the sunshine.

    What a great place to stop.

  • 3.0 star rating
    21/5/2013

    Right heres the lowdown its basically a Chef and Brewer chain pub . Food is fairly good , the choice of real ale is poor when I was here st Austall , Doom Bar and London Pride need I say more . However its in a lovely location and is comfotable inside . Pleasant place to drop in on a walk .

  • 3.0 star rating
    11/10/2008

    The Bull's Head is a pleasant little pub resting alongside a picturesque part of the River Thames, near Kew Bridge.
    In the summer it is really quite busy outside as customers strive to gain a seat on one of the benches outside to sit in the sun.

    Inside it really is very cosy. The walls are lined with empty wine bottles and the rooms are decked with warm toned wood.

    When I first went to the Bull's Head, I was really looking forward to trying the food as it's a popular favourite among the Chiswickians and so I was hoping for something special.
    The menu reads well, with lots of choices and specials.

    However, I was really let down by the quality of the food. It seemed nothing more than you would expect to get at a Harvester. The vegetables tasted as though they were frozen, and I remember the peas I got with my fish and chips were particularly revolting.

    I have since ventured further down the Thames and enjoyed more pleasant food at the other pubs.

    Don't get me wrong, the Bull's Head is a really nice pub, it just doesn't live up to the hype!

    • Qype User Pamela…
    • London
    • 12 friends
    • 61 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    13/10/2008

    I really liked this place. I used to go here when i was doing some work experience a while ago in the area.

    I found the outside area to be the saving grace of the pub. When you go in, you dont feel like you are entering a place that will contribute to a good night, but if you are lucky enough to get a seat on the balcony area, then it really does make your evening as it overlooks the Thames.

    It has a great selection of beers from the more popular, to the more exclusive brands.

    Not a must go to pub, but not the worst in the area.

    • Qype User merlin…
    • London
    • 18 friends
    • 50 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/9/2008

    Fantastic pub tucked away on the river. Really good Gastro/traditional pub food but in a more upmarket surrounding.

    The one in Brooke Green is also excellent value, with a varied menu.

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/2/2012
    1 check-in here

    This is a great place to enjoy a pint in this supremely chilled out stretch of river in Chiswick. Whether it's gazing over the dingies bobbing gently in the river whilst enjoying a pint of crisp Cornish ale on one of the benches outside, or tucking into some hearty grub in the wooden-beamed booths inside, it's easy to imagine you're miles away from London, and certainly nowhere near zone 3. Service is excellent too. I'll definitely be making a beeline for the Bull's Head when I'm next in the area.

    • Qype User john…
    • London
    • 51 friends
    • 134 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/8/2007

    A great location, on the banks of the Thames in Chiswick. If I were honest the authenticity of place has dipped over the last 10 years (the City Barge 20 paces downstream is a tad better), but still it offers a wide range of beers, lots of seating inside & out plus a varied dining menu for lunch & dinner. At the end of the day you can't beat a summer's evening enjoying a drink by the river and engaging in the local sport of spotting whether TV funnymen Ant & Dec are in (they're nearby residents).

    • Qype User goodgr…
    • London
    • 5 friends
    • 36 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/12/2007

    This is a warm friendly pub, tucked away in Chiswick. It's a Chef & Brewer pub, so the food is always of a high standard. The staff are friendly, the food is cooked well and to the standard expected, and the atmosphere is lovely. Suited to couples or small groups. The service is fantastic.

    • Qype User lauran…
    • London
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    • 36 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    23/4/2008

    A gorgeous olde style pub on the banks of the river Thames with delicious food and real ales. As well as the usual menu there is a specials board which is a menu in itself; making it difficult to choose from all the tasty dishes. This pub can get quite busy so if you are going there to eat (at anticipated busy times) you may need to book. The pub has its own car park.

    • Qype User incogn…
    • Chelmsford, Essex
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    • 37 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    19/12/2010

    we thought the Bulls Head located right on the river Thames on Strand on the Green Chiswick was excellent on all counts. Some windows of the restaurant overlooked the river and the interior was lots of nooks and crannies. It was certainly a blast from the past and a nice one at that. The staff could not be faulted being attentive friendly and helpful. The food was waiter service and we thought that was a good choice of traditional British "Fayre" on the menu. The food itself was hot and tasty with generous portions. The prices were very reasonable. It is a very popular pub/ restaurant can get crowded so it is best to get there for an early lunch rather than leaving eating until 1 o'clock.

    • Qype User dillip…
    • London
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    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    7/4/2012

    This pub has history and riverside charm, good food at reasonable prices and a changing selection of good beers you can't go wrong sit outside on a sunny day and watch the rows go by, or, on cold nights, snuggle up by the open fire full of nooks and crannies a great pub to chat with friends and enjoy a friendly atmosphere the area's an eye opened too, Strand on the Green, one of London's old fishing villages.

    • Qype User BillyH…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    26/5/2011

    i had a fantastic night 3 or 4 weeks agoThe Bulls Head,and I ll be going again for sure!!

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