The Foresters, Ealing

Published on 24 March 2004 in , , , ,

Every now and then you discover a pub you’ve never been to. And for this one, I’m indebted to Ealing Online whose relentless task of reviewing pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Ealing, led me to the Foresters door on Sunday.

Despite it’s large size, it seems to have escaped the conscious of many people. As I mentioned in my review of T.J. Duffy’s which is on the same road, Northfields is a bit of a hidden area, and this rather large pub just sits off Northfields Avenue.

But despite being big, it’s a nice, friendly pub and it doesn’t feel its size, broken as it is into several medium sized rooms.

The beer range may be small (7 things on tap as I recall) but the Courage Best (the only thing on handpull) was absolutely superb – by far the best I have ever tasted. And even better, they sell bottles of Manns Brown Ale.

However I was a bit concerned for the hearing of the member who staff who when I asked for a bottle of Manns, first went to the Courage Best handpump, then decided to open a bottle of Merlot!

It’s not a place you’d go out of your way to visit – this I cannot deny – but it’s a pleasant little local if you’re in the area.


Leighton Rd, Ealing W13

Beers on handpull during visit:

Courage Best – but look out for the notable addition of bottles of Manns Brown Ale and John Courage Strong Pale Ale!