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The Union Tavern (Fuller, Smith & Turner)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional1
Shamblemoose - #4 American Brown AleExceptional1
Five Points - XPAExcellent1
Kernel - London Brewers Alliance Collaboration Stout Excellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
Beavertown - Smog RocketExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ChiswickNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Truefitt - Mydilsburgh India Pale AleNot Tried0
Truefitt - Ironopolis StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Union Tavern, Westbourne Park, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Oct 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon a few others dotted about, soft background music and dim lighting would have made for a good atmosphere however the smell of food was rather overwhelming. Whatever it was it did smell good!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentDry toasty hoppy and refreshing.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and bizarrely quiet compared to the couple of pubs I passed on my way from The Elgin, just 3 others in. Again no drinking at the bar hence assigned a seat at one of the many tables available. Disappointed with the beer range in here tonight and similar to my last visit suffering the loud thumping music which I doubt is appreciated by folk here. Pity as this pub seems to serve to serve beer in consistently good condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExceptionalFaultless - easy no quibble 5* as per my next pint was
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
09 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and very busy with young hipster types, noisy loud music with the folk shouting to talk, a couple of chaps arrived asking for Guinness and Heineken which isn't sadly sold here. I've not listed the many keg beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentThis was superb, spicy hoppy light and flavoursome. Washed down my recently eaten curry perfectly.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
09 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. The canal-side garden is full to capacity on yet another pleasant summer’s evening. Not so busy inside. Good bottles in the fridge, a few interesting kegs, but a slightly limited cask beer choice (albeit good ‘uns).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Big Chief5.50ExcellentIn perfect condition. Bordering on five stars.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00GoodPale, sessionable bitter. Juicy malt.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
21 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
An early evening visit for the launch of London’s latest new brewery – Shamblemoose, of Cheam. The Shamblemoose beer was free, as was the buffet, and the Brewster was suitably surrounded by a ring of admirers. Understandably, the place was crowded – but I saw enough to realise that it is a fine pub and worth another visit next time I am passing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shamblemoose - #4 American Brown Ale5.30ExceptionalAmerican Brown Ale is not an easy style to pull off, but this was bang on. A deep brown colour from the use of rich dark malts and enlivened by a load of citrusy American hops. First class.
Kernel - London Brewers Alliance Collaboration Stout 6.80ExcellentServed from a key keg. Pitch black, full bodied stout, with a fairly subtle roasted coffee bean taste.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Chiswick3.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
By The Horns - Diamond Geezer4.90Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
28 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Late afternoon visit on a hot Thursday afternoon, most patrons outside by the canal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beavertown - Smog Rocket5.40ExcellentBrown smoked porter with good malt character and a smooth well rounded mouthfeel. Gentle smokiness in the finish. My score 16/20 with B for quality as served too warm.
Truefitt - Mydilsburgh India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Truefitt - Ironopolis Stout4.70Not Tried

About The Union Tavern

The pub sign. The Union Tavern, Westbourne Park, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent5
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

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The pub is found in Westbourne Park, Greater London, W9 2BA.

Canalside pub that has recently been transformed into another gastropub. The draw here is that the guest ale policy is for "craft" type brewers especially from London. Ten handpumps are fitted and typically 2-3 may be Fuller's products with guest beers on most of the others.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W9 2BA