The Union Tavern

45 Woodfield Road , London, W9 2BA

1 reviews

Pubs Maida Vale

SquareMeal Review of The Union Tavern

Sunshine isn’t guaranteed at tables on a terrace overlooking the Grand Union Canal, but you can be sure of a well-kept pint of Beavertown Smog Rocket, Stiff Upper Lip (brewed near Wimbledon) or Fuller’s Wild River among various guest London ales on tap at this re-branded, split-level waterside tavern (formerly the Grand Union). Fans of the real stuff can also take advantage of the tutored beer-sampling sessions that are now a feature of the place. Cask and keg goodies include Kernel Galaxy, Meantime Stout and mellow Czech magnificent, Bernard Lager, while Schneider Aventinus and St. Bernardus Apt (a potent barley wine from Belgium) are notable bottled brews. Pub grub includes shepherd’s pie, whiskey-glaze pork ribs with slaw and a side, mac and cheese, soft-shell crab or beef brisket on a freshly baked bap, veggie quiches and Victoria sponge.

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6.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 4.0

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Food fiend platinum reviewer 14 March 2012

Another alternative which was nearer Westbourne Park station. I tried the Metropolitan and was very disappointed in the food. Grand Union next! Unfortunately despite the excellent service – the food was again quite poor. I had the friend chicken to start – literally nuggets on a paper towel. Then for main, i had a burger but again, it seemed to have been sitting down for a long while before getting served. Again, this place is far better than the Metropolitan for a drink as its much more comfy and welcoming inside. Service was great – its a pity the food is so far behind. I may use this for a drinks place but next time im heading down the road to The Westbourne or The Cow for food – pricier but miles ahead in terms of quality.

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