I have to agree with Timinator that this Pub is one of the best Gastropubs in London.
They have a great selection of wine, nibbles served at the bar (Chillies stuffed with Feta, Olives, etc) and an amazing dinner room.
I have eaten many times and Sunday lunch and evenings you need to book. Booking is not the pretentious bookings its the fact that this place is busy and popular as it is GOOD.
I had the Steak with chips and Sticky Toffee Pudding. I cannot complain and as ever the plates were clean at the end.
They have a pleasant Beer Garden to chill when the weather is nice albeit when.
Great place to go with friends, family or on a date.
Good food, great choices and a lovely pub.
This is, in my experience, the best gastropub in London.
Once upon a time it was (I'm told) a particularly dodgy place called The Penny Flyer. I don't know about that, but I know that right now it's the dining experience that my friends and I lust for the most.
The pub side of the building is really large and nice, with plenty of tables, lots of beers, tons of great wines by the glass or bottle, and the most delicious bar snacks. There's a huge area of concrete tables outside, great for summer time.
The dining area has about a dozen tables, and usually books up over a week in advance. More than once we've had to settle for very early or late sittings to fit in.
On my second visit, for instance, our dinner reservation was for late, so we had a pint in the beer garden first. The outdoor tables are long concrete benches, but they kindly supply colourful woolen blankets to sit on. The meal was excellent: a friend had some sort of tuna thingy, I had hamhock terrine. More pig followed for the main, with a roast pork belly that was - no lie - the best pork I've ever had in my life. I think someone had some duck that was good, too, but I didn't really notice, I was enraptured.
Another standout meal I had there: monkfish wrapped in pancetta with brie. One other time I had guinea fowl on haggis and barley risotto (the Scottish theme due to the day prior being Saint Andrew's Day): delicious. Afterwards, the table shared a plate of British cheeses, which our French visitors had to grudgingly admit were delicious. It's always freakishly tasty.
The service is impeccable, too. After one spell where we went several times in a row, they were getting to know us.
Oh Timinator.how lucky you are you only remember the EPT as it is now. When it was the Penny Flyer it was abhorentthe kind of place you took your life in your hands visiting..Ealings answer to The slaughtered Lamb from American Werewolf...but I digress.
The EPT is one of the best GastroPubs I have visited. The staff are always on the ball, the food good enough to eat TWICE and the wine list stunning. If you are visiting friends in either Brentford or Ealing this place is perfect as you can have a few beers before your meal and then a few after in a relaxed atmosphere. If you live in Brentford or Ealing and haven't been here yet..you need to get out more.
Well worth a visit, even if it is a bit off the beaten track.
Large pub with an excellent restaurant and range of beers. Plenty of room for larger groups and a lively atmosphere when busy. The restaurant and food are great with separate dining facilities - can be very busy and hence a reservation could be a good idea.
If you are in the area drop in and have a drink or two. You can't miss it if you are driving up South Ealing Road from the A4 about 300-350m from the roundabout on the left opposite the play area.
I remember this too as the Penny Flyer and I don't think, in the several years I lived in Ealing, ever dared go in!! So when my Ealing friend suggested we go there I was a little nervous! And then extremely surprised and elated! The decor is lovely - they have done it out so well with the different rooms and the atmosphere is great - a completely different clientele I am sure! The food was excellent, maybe a little pricey but this is more of a gastro pub now!
this is a unique find especially in south ealing.I would love to come here again because the food is as good as gourmet!and not that usual rubbish!it has a very warm rustic atmosphere and the staff were very helpful..i was abit surprised to find the quality and was expecting a local boozer but its far from this.it looks quite inviting from outside and it is the same inside.would be good just for a couple or even friends to chill out.the staff are exceptionally good looking and young!i can't remember what i tried which is a shame because it was lovely but probably go back here again maybe for valentines day with the bf!
Great pub, if pricey for a beer. Very good food although - as someone unafraid of pretentious food - I found the weekend lunch menu disappointingly complex. Only two sandwiches on the menu and limited "traditional" options for a quick meal.
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