Before I get to the pub review I want to say thanks to all my blogging buddies who requested me to be their Goodreads friend. I appreciate everyone for taking the time and helping me out. I always tell people I have the best blogging friends. If you missed yesterday’s post and are on Goodreads you can find it here.
Today’s pub, The Green, is located in Shepherd’s Bush. We visited this pub on a warm Saturday afternoon during Wimbledon. Since it was hot out, I was a little parched. And did I mention tennis was on. Many of you know, I’m a tennis fan. Luckily this pub has a few big tellies. We ordered a couple of pints and found a table. There were other customers, but the pub was not too crowded or loud. The bartender was a friendly gal from Canada who recommended the White Wych, a summer ale that was pleasing. I forget which match was on the telly, but we decided to order some nibbles and stay a bit longer. Then I had a lemon tart.
I won’t say this pub wowed me. But I will say that it was an enjoyable afternoon. I liked that they served different types of beer and that the bartender actually knew about their beers on tap and could make a recommendation. Recently I asked a bartender if he could recommend a beer and he just stared at me. I ordered a cider and felt foolish. The inside of the pub is friendly and would be a great place to meet a group before going out for the night. If you are in the area I say give it a go. If you aren’t in the area, no worries, there are plenty of other pubs in London. I’m doing my best to visit them to let you know which ones to try and which ones to skip. This is my 32nd pub review. Hundreds more to go. Woohoo!
I give this pub 4 out of 5 stars. Next week I’m reviewing another pub I found in Shepherd’s Bush.
Mmmmmmh… that lemon tart! What a charmed life you lead…
I tell you, it’s hard work. Dang hard!
Next time I’m back in London, I’ll help you out with your onerous chore
Thanks, the buddy system does help with these type of tasks.
I’ll be in charge of desserts, you rate the beers. Teamwork!
I love it!
Yup, and we’ll recruit your partner to help with the main courses and Miles to deal with the leftovers. Sorted 🙂
Trust me, Miles loves leftovers. And some pubs he can go. Hopefully with three of us, we won’t leave him behind.
I love leftovers, too 🙂
Miles will share. But he may give you a really sad look and it’s hard to say no.
Darn. I’m a total sucker for that tactic…!
Me too. The Better Half can be stronger sometimes but not much stronger.
Going by the pictures I’ve seen Miles’s face, it’ll be up to her to ensure that the rest of us get any food at all!
Maybe we should leave him at home and bring him the leftovers. Good thing he doesn’t like beer or we would be at a complete loss.
Nooooo! I want Miles!!!!!
I’ll pack his bag and send him along. Yes, he has his own backpack, but I have to carry it.
Now you’re scaring me…
Miles will have a blast in Spain. Careful though, he doesn’t like the heat.
He’ll have to stick to the Northern part, then. 36 degrees here today.
Oh he would melt. If you take him for a walk on a hot day he waits for a group of people to walk by and then he throws himself down dramatically and acts like he’s dying. As soon as no one is around he pops back up and wants to keep walking until he finds more suckers to be taken in by him.
I’m sure it’s hilarious when you aren’t the one receiving all the nasty looks.
wow, a blast from the past, not been there in years, looks a lot less grimy than it used to
less grimy is good in my book. I always forget you used to live there.
Less grimy is nearly always good, although it shouldn’t be at the expense of character. Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and then Fulham were my stomping grounds for many years before my divorce and escape to the cheaper side of the river.
Can you recommend a good pub in Hammersmith? Haven’t spent too much time there. Are the pubs also cheaper south of the river?
Can’t remember any pub names but there are several along the river which are great on a summer afternoon. Pubs down here are no cheaper but property is much cheaper (cheap being relative in London)
will have to look into that then!
What a great looking pub…yum.
It was a great afternoon. And I love a good lemon pie.
The lemon pie looks pretty yummy even as I view it at 7 am. 🙂 You are well on your way to reviewing all the pubs—-I am very impressed!
I think lemon pie is perfect for breakfast and have a cup of tea with it.
Judging from the pictures, I could sit there a good, long time!
Oh yes. Even when sports aren’t on, I could read a book there for hours
That lemon tart!!!!
It was yummy!
lemon tart! yummy! 🙂
I could go for one now.
The dessert looks wonderful, but the bartender needs to be replaced!
This bartender was good. The one who couldn’t recommend a beer was at a different pub. I was completely disappointed in him. At least fake it.
Whew … my misread.
No worries. Happens to me all the time
Pub life in England is like no other. The White Wych sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
I love the pubs here. Even the bad ones are still pubs and I enjoy going. And this one wasn’t bad at all.
I like it when the bartenders know their stuff and can recommend something. You know, how sometimes a specific drink pairs well with a specific type of food. And if you want a beer on a hot day – something light and crisp is the way to go, right? It’s the same when you go to a restaurant and don’t know what to order…
I agree with you, Susi. Sometimes I need guidance, especially when it comes to pairing my food with a beverage. Maybe I should take some classes: How to choose the right wine or beer? I can get on board with that type of homework.
He atmosphere certainly seems charming.
It was. Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.
Well what a rude barman in that other pub!
I’m not sure what his issue was. Maybe I insulted him by not knowing the beers they had on tap. It was odd. Most are willing to give me guidance.
Mmm, hundreds more to go hey? Sounds like a fantastic job!
Come on down and help me 🙂
she was Canadian–that explains it all
Dude, Canadians rock!
The bar looks nice…and all I can remember about Sheperd’s Bush is Muse. There’s a studio there where Muse played live gor a TVshow.
I smile reading you wrote television as telly…you are now a British 😉
auch…terrible typo: I meant on a tvshow
No worries. I’m starting to pickup the lingo here. Someone gave me a listing of key words I should use. I wish I could find it now since many of them are funny to me. I should look into the tv show they were on.
A list of word? Hahaha now that’s funny!
I think watching a lot of BBC series covers a lot of their common words.
It reminds me of an interview of Freddie Highmore, he often play movies/series in American accent. He said he sometimes mixed them up like saying awesome in England and it’s brilliant in America. British don’t use awesome and American rarely said it’s brilliant.
I have a debate with an English friend about the word awesome. She thinks Americans over use it. I disagree. I have started saying brilliant quite a bit. I’ve also picked up rubbish, cheers (for thank you), and telly. I wonder how many more words I slip in without realizing it.
They slip into my speech easily and I only heard them through movies/tvshow/interview…you live there, you’ll be picking up a lot more 😉
I should try and keep a record and see how far I progress each year 🙂
Nice review, TBM! London is a nice place to visit for many different reasons, but after reading your review, I am thinking it is a wonderful place to visit just for the pubs. The bartender looks wonderful. I love bartenders who can make recommendations.
There are many pub tours you can sign up for here. I’ve always been fascinated by pubs and now I feel so lucky to be able to visit them in London.
These nibbles look terrific. Olives: yum. French fries: yum. Lemon tart: yum.
There’s a German beer hall near me that has the best hot soft pretzels with a delicious mustard dipping thing. I really can’t go there anymore. It’s embarrassing how much I eat.
Dude, don’t be embarrassed. Be proud. I can eat quite a bit as well. Once the better half and I shared a pizza. I didn’t realize until we were done that TBH only had one slice. I ate the rest!
that lemon tart has my juices flowing…yippee…tomorrow is the end of my detox so I can go decadent for a day
30 days already. Wow! Enjoy. How are you feeling? Is there a big difference?
Huge. I sleep better, no reflux, no leg cramps and have much more energy. People tell me my skin looks better…it sure feels better…so yep…lots of good came out of it
That’s great. maybe I’ll give it a go sometime. Any suggestions in case I do?
Just go to the Dr Oz site and look up 30 day detox and watch the videos. You will need to stock a few things, coconut oil and milk, apple cider vinegar, etc…I gave the stevia a miss…just did without or used honey…you could use date puree. it is actually really easy to follow.
Thanks! I might give this a whirl!