The London Apprentice
62 Church Street, London TW7 6BG
- White City Station (1.3 km)
- Osterley Underground Station (1.4 km)
- Isleworth Station (1.1 km)
- Contact us:
020 8560 1915
- Opening hours:
102 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
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16 reviews of The London Apprentice in English
This is such a great pub lovely location
but... so badly managed!
The food was not good very poor quality for the price and the service was slow and I felt the staff really do not care.
The whole pub is not very clean and the toilets really do need a good clean which makes me wonder what the kitchen and beer cellar are like.
Such a shame when so many good pubs are struggling that this pub which is busy purely because of its location is not offering decent food or service.
We were amongst a group of 20 people and none of us will ever return.
There is a large and interesting food menu at this pleasant riverside pub, in a rather nice part of Isleworth
But the beer was what interests me. There was nothing too surprising but a handful of the better common choices with the slightly less common Hopback Summer Lightening and Harvieston Bitter and Twisted to back them up makes for a very solid list.
Really nice little pub by the river,
Food is quite good. Range of drink OK
The pub has a been around for 100’s of years , still has some original features.
used to go there many years ago in my younger days, before i moved away, now i’m back the atmosphere has changed but that could be me getting older.
Definitely worth a visit !
this place used to be my local many years ago it was a great pub/resturaunt then and still is..the staff and service are great..especially nice in the summer months..used to be a good place to meet new people but not so much these days but i guess thats more down to to society we live in now..still is a nice pleasant atmosphere good food and ales good selection of wines
Quality pub. This place has tonnes of history. It's been around for hundreds of years and has been a bit of a hotspot for historical celebrities. Apparently this was henry the 8th local when in residence at Syon House, also Dick Turpin the infamous highway man used to visit. It was also a hotspot for smugglers who would store their bootie along the banks of the thames.
A lot has changed since then and it's now nicer than ever. Recently refurbished it looks amazing but has kept it's character and charm.
If you go there to eat you won't be disappointed.
My favorite thing about this place is if you visit there at christmas, you can sit in front of the log fire in a wing backed chair and look down the thames.
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My old time favourite spot in Isleworth - a riverside pub which is especially gorgeous in the summer when you can sit outside. They used to play live Jazz on Thursday evenings a few years ago but have now stopped doing it. Nonetheless a great place to enjoy a drink and great food.
If you're lucky enough, grab a seat by the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine which they're still doing now (went there last night and it's the end of March!)
Really nice pub - on the river, which is lovely when the sun is shining.
Food is really yummy and there is a good amount of space both inside and out. It's never too busy either, so you can always get a seat.
Definitely one to go and visit in the summer months!!
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Such a lovely riverside pub! Food is really nice too, especially the Mediterranean platter, the steak and the scampi! The surrounding area of old Isleworth is also very nice, you could pretend you are in a villiage quite easily sat outside! If the weather is cold there is a really nice fireplace inside and the seating is very comfy-highly recommended!
Been driving past this pub for years and always gutted not to have had the time to stop and sample it.
I remedied that Easter weekend and so glad I did. There’s very little not to like about this pub. Location - perfect.Prices, well didn’t eat but the beer seemed cheaper than comparable pubs where I usually drink in South Ealing.Steeped in history and all very laid back and cosy.
Can’t wait to sup a pint there in the summer out in the sun watching the river traffic go by.Parking is a bit limited but the area is nice enough to park elsehere and walk to it.
I love pubs by the river especilly in summer.
The name London Apprentice is said to come from the apprentices working at London’s livery companies who used to row out to Isleworth in colourful barges during their free time.
On the banks of the river Thames in Old Isleworth, just a short walk from Syon Park.
The pub first opened in 1731 and used to be kept open all night for people travelling on the river, from which this pub has great views.
The pub was was a resting place for travellers on the river and stayed open all night. A tunnel which links the pub with the nearby church, was used by smugglers to store contraband in the crypt. Also a place for secret liaisons; in Tudor times, Henry VIII with wife to be Catherine Howard, (ironically she was held nearby at Syon House before her execution in 1542) and later, Charles II with his mistress Nell Gwynne. Rebuilt in the early 18th century, Charles Dickens and Oliver Cromwell are supposed to have drunk here.Obviously Cromwell was earlier.
The long, low ceilinged, ground floor bar was once divided; the public bar with darts and bar billiards, the cosier lounge with an open fireplace. Above this is a framed 'mural’ recording a bell-ringing competition in 1848. The Regency dining room upstairs has excellent views across the Thames. In the winter this is a cosy and relaxing place for a bite to eat and a good pint. Real ale.In the summer it throws its doors open and becomes (what I love) a riverside pub.
Located on the banks of the River Thames, with some parking (and loads of parking nearby in Syon Park) is this lovely pub. Very nice toilets, a great selection of real ales, lovely staff, and gorgeous food. Plenty of space inside and out to sit; both with views over the river.
The Apprentice is a lovely pub located on the Thames in Isleworth and is one of the best pubs I’ve ever been to. It has a long and exciting history (according to the menu blurb anyway) and apparently the first liquor license was issued to it in the 1700s. Some of the original features still survive and the rest of the pub is in keeping with the antique look. It’s lovely sitting out on the beer deck in summer. It’s right on the the Thames and is very clean and well maintained. Inside it’s a lovely cosy bar and right now it’s beautifully decorated for Christmas. They also have an upstairs dining area with a view of the river. The tables downstairs are candlelit and very romantic. The service is friendly and helpful and food is great. It’s slightly more expensive than most locals but then again my husband and I had a drink and a meal each and paid £22, which is not a lot really. I cannot recommend this strongly enough - it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area and possibly even if you’re not!
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