King's Head (Acton)
- 214 Acton High Street (map of this place)
- W3 9NX
Fuller's beers - London Pride, ESB, Seasonals. Guest beers (Fullers approved) very occasionally. Pride is �2.20/pint (Jan 2003)
The pride here is usually served in tip-top condition.
Strongbow, Stella, Heineken
Standard Fuller's menu, with a few specials on the board.
Service and Ambience
Pub has been divided into a non-smoking area (artificial wooden floor, alcoves, and also high tables with bar stools) and a smoking lounge area. At the back of this are low tables and armchairs.
[Update] The non-smoking area has shrunk to be only three alcove dining tables, and does not include the high tables.
Despite the apparent increase in square footage from the refurb (the bar was knocked back), it does not feel bigger, in fact it feels smaller. Tardis in reverse? Perhaps this is what an estate agent would call "deceptively bijou". You almost have to play Sokoban with tables and chairs to get to the toilets from the front of the pub.
Staff are generally helpful and cheerful, and the manager, Dave, is keen to make friends with his clientelle. One thing that recommends this pub is the punters: you get a wide, colourful cross section of clientele, including BBC staff, local historians and local councillors. It is also my local --IvorW
A single L-shaped bar. The small bar area gives to a disproportionate seating area. This pub does not lend itself to people standing at the bar.
Everything is all in one room. Toilets are on the ground floor, up a single step.
- Upstairs bookable function room, separate from the main pub, with its own small bar. Room is enormous!
- Public phone - but this is often out of order. However, this does not usually present a problem, as there are several phone boxes outside.
Jam Night, every Thursday
A gathering of mainly local musicians. Generally quite pleasant, open till 1:00am
I have not found a review yet of the King's Head as a pub. There are plenty of reviews of it as a music venue, as it has hosted jazz and folk music upstairs.
In the foreground is Councillor Yvonne Johnson.