The Green Pub

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.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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72 Responses to The Green Pub

  1. Mmmmmmh… that lemon tart! What a charmed life you lead…

  2. wow, a blast from the past, not been there in years, looks a lot less grimy than it used to

  3. T.F. Walsh says:

    What a great looking pub…yum.

  4. Beth Ann says:

    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!

  5. Pearl says:

    Judging from the pictures, I could sit there a good, long time!


  6. lemon tart! yummy! 🙂

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    The dessert looks wonderful, but the bartender needs to be replaced!

  8. Valentina says:

    Pub life in England is like no other. The White Wych sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  9. bocafrau says:

    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…

    • TBM says:

      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.

  10. Colline says:

    He atmosphere certainly seems charming.

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Well what a rude barman in that other pub!

    • TBM says:

      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.

  12. lynnsbooks says:

    Mmm, hundreds more to go hey? Sounds like a fantastic job!
    Lynn 😀

  13. she was Canadian–that explains it all

  14. Novroz says:

    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 😉

    • Novroz says:

      auch…terrible typo: I meant on a tvshow

      • TBM says:

        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.

      • Novroz says:

        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.

      • TBM says:

        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.

      • Novroz says:

        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 😉

      • TBM says:

        I should try and keep a record and see how far I progress each year 🙂

  15. Vishy says:

    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.

    • TBM says:

      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.

  16. 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.

    • TBM says:

      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!

  17. Jo Bryant says:

    that lemon tart has my juices flowing…yippee…tomorrow is the end of my detox so I can go decadent for a day

    • TBM says:

      30 days already. Wow! Enjoy. How are you feeling? Is there a big difference?

      • Jo Bryant says:

        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

      • TBM says:

        That’s great. maybe I’ll give it a go sometime. Any suggestions in case I do?

      • Jo Bryant says:

        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.

      • TBM says:

        Thanks! I might give this a whirl!

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